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Towns in Transition: Kern County as a Case Study for Justice Considerations in Decarbonization

Report
Stanford School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
2017-2018 Honors Program in Earth Systems
June 12, 2018

Kern County is a region whose intense oil and gas development increasingly overlaps with renewable energy projects. This report seeks to answer the question: is the oil economy set to follow the downward trajectory of conventional resource economies, or is renewable energy ready to fill the void?