ERG Professor Kammen on How California’s Power Outages Pose New Challenges

ERG Professor Dan Kammen was featured on U.S. News explaining the severity of California’s energy shortages. Despite pandemic restrictions somewhat reducing overall electricity demand in California, Kammen points out the rising demand for electricity due to heat waves.

“Investments in electricity storage and distribution would [allow California avoid future rolling blackouts]. But those could be expensive, and even harder to budget for at a time when the state faces huge deficits amid the pandemic-related slowdown,” Kammen stated.

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