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Report: California’s Five-Year Drought Increased Electricity Costs By $2.45B
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Loss of hydroelectricity generation during California's five-year drought led to an increase of about $2.45 billion in electricity costs, according to a report released by the Pacific Institute on Wednesday.
The report, "Impacts of California's Five-Year (2012-2016) Drought on Hydroelectricity Generation," also said replacing hydroelectricity generation with natural gas led to a 10 percent increase in carbon dioxide emissions.
On Wednesday's Midday Edition, author Peter Gleick, discussed the report's conclusions and what Californians can learn from it.
Report: California's Five-Year Drought Increased Electricity Costs By $2.45B
Peter Gleick, author, "Impacts of California's Five-Year (2012-2016) Drought on Hydroelectricity Generation"
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