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 overlooked methane outputs, a NASA effort to help improve western water management strategies through snowpack research, a recent court ruling in California that could boost the state’s fledgling cap-and-trade program and more.
“With the general election approaching,” writes the Center’s summer research fellow Benek Robertson, “I hoped to highlight specific policy areas that could influence the general election and California politics for years to come.”
Beyond her accomplishments at Water in the West and Stanford, Newsha Ajami has also shown an intense dedication to developing and mentoring the generation of scientists, engineers, and policymakers following in her footsteps.