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Water and Energy in California

By Alvar Escriva-Bou, Gokce Sencan, Andrew Ayres

Dec 6, 2022 ... figure - California's electricity mix is sensitive to droughts, but renewables are reducing its water. SOURCE: California Energy Commission.


Priorities for California’s Water

By Jeffrey Mount, Ellen Hanak, Sarah Bardeen, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Nov 30, 2022 ... It's a global center of innovation and an agricultural powerhouse. California is also a renewable energy leader with massive growth potential.


Solar Energy and Groundwater in the San Joaquin Valley

By Andrew Ayres, Annabelle Rosser, Ellen Hanak, Alvar Escriva-Bou ...

Meeting state renewable energy goals can go hand in hand with exploring productive land uses for retired farmlands that might otherwise become a local ...

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Is SGMA Compatible with Farmland Preservation?

By Annabelle Rosser

Aug 15, 2022 ... Solar is a relatively lucrative alternative land use, and the state's renewable energy targets under SB 100 will require an unprecedented ...