Feb 16, 2016

The California drought is costing you in ways you might not realize

California
USA
by
Jeffrey Hess
,
Valley Public Radio

The Pacific Institute updated its study on the hidden costs of drought and estimated that Californians have paid an additional $2-billion dollars in electrical bills over the last four years.

The Institute’s Peter Gleick says the reason is that power companies had to switch from cheap and clean hydroelectric power to more expensive natural gas.