MIL-OSI Energy: EIA analysis shows California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

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Source: US Energy Information Administration – EIA – Press Release/Statement:

Headline: EIA analysis shows California drought will decrease hydropower, increase natural gas use and CO2 emissions

The extended drought in California could cut the state’s summer electricity generation from hydropower nearly in half compared with normal precipitation conditions, according to an analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). EIA’s analysis indicates that hydropower would produce 8% of California’s electricity generation in a drought year, compared with 15% under normal precipitation conditions.

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