Renewable energy options, including wind, are now cheaper to produce than many nonrenewable ones. Therefore, the market alone will favor the growth the wind industry regardless of any measures taken by anti-environmentalist political powers.
The San Clemente Dam used to lie on the Carmel River. However, in 1992, the dam was deemed unsafe due to seismic activity in the area. What followed was, the largest dam removal project to occur in California.
California’s Department of Water Resources "cannot deliver water to your local water suppliers without energy, and quite a lot of it," writes Barrett Travis. His job at the state agency this summer is to help model the feasibility of proposed hydropower projects.