Hydroelectric: Since 2011, the drought has cut California's hydropower output by an amount equivalent to the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station going offline. And a new report says we've been making up the difference by burning ever more natural gas.
Technology: A federal agency has given the go-ahead to a power storage project adjacent to Joshua Tree National Park that opponents say could seriously harm both the park's wildlife and local groundwater.
Hydroelectric: Okay, this is cool: a Seattle-based startup is promiising that you'll be able to top off your phone or charge your camp light using the energy in flowing water -- but without a gigantic dam.
Solar: An Oklahoma firm has produced a map showing the regional energy scenes across the United States, and the results are interesting -- though some of what's going on in California doesn't really show.
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