California and the U.S.

The latest news and analysis covering water issues in Caliornia and the rest of the United States.

OPINION: California Needs To Explore New Approaches To Water

As we launch into the new year there is good news about one of our state’s most persistent problems – water. For as long as most of us can remember, water users have retreated into their corners, demanding their share of water, with all water-users suffering in the stalemate. Status-quo policy hasn’t helped struggling fish […]

Energy Storage Evolution; POU Leaders Weigh Costs, Benefits And Performance

With a decarbonizing electricity business and the West perennially coping with drought, pumped-storage projects would seem to be the ideal win-win solution. Carbon-free electricity is generated by water from an upper reservoir falling on a turbine. Water is then pumped from the lower reservoir back to the upper reservoir chiefly using renewable power to be […]