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  • The outlook for the state's hydroelectric power plants in a warming world isn't rosy. ... impacts of climate change on the California economy. ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in touch ...
  • ... are what are, in our view, the five most important stories ReWire worked on in 2013. Each of them will likely continue to be ... and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently made news by offering wind developers 30-year permits to kill bald and golden ...
  • ... factor | Photo: K Ali/Flickr/Creative Commons License News stories about renewable energy installations -- or other power plants, ... 90s, but seem in practice to run about equal with coal. Hydroelectric plants have capacity factors that vary wildly depending on ...
  • ... by relicensing conditions. The MFP, a 224-megawatt hydroelectric generator in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Auburn, is ... in the structure of the current process, where individual state and federal resource agencies with narrow charters mandate costly ...
  • The Eagle Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project would help make energy derived from renewable sources ... another milestone in the regulatory process. California's State Water Quality Control Board (SWQCB) has published a draft of a crucial ... feet higher. When that stored energy is needed, water will be drained from the upper reservoir back into the lower through a set of ...
  • ReWire takes a look at the stories you thought were the most important, at ... way at the other end of the spectrum. The title says it all: Will Climate Change Cause Human Extinction? In the piece, we discuss the ... and friends have our continuing sympathy. 1) More Good News About The 'Scientific Accident That May Change The World': An ...
  • A draft of a policy would require the state's three largest utilities to start acquiring power storage capacity , with a target of more than 1,300 megawatts of storage capacity ... it's pumping water uphill. Utilities and trade groups will also likely quibble over some of the interim benchmarks in the proposed ...
  • ... Commons LicenseHere's some sobering news for anyone who's worried about what the world will be like when ... the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set state -specific emissions rates and give states flexibility to implement ... the legal authority to set those rates state-by-state .ReWire is dedicated to covering renewable energy in California. Keep in touch ...
  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Will we greenhouse gas ourselves right off the planet? | ... chance that most of what we humans currently think of as good places to live will become literally uninhabitable for at least ... increase by 11° or 12°C, said Sherwoood and Huber, we'd lose most of our species' habitat. A warming of 11-12 °C would expand ...
  • ... dry winds blowing westward from the interior of the state . While Santa Ana fires tend to burn along the coast, summer fires can ... And as forecasters expect a warming climate will make Santa Ana winds more frequent and faster, that Santa Ana blowtorch ...

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