Energy security in California Revision notes

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Facts that are important to remember:

  • Has the largest state economy in the USA 
  • Lowest per capita energy consumption rate in the USA
  • Has 16% of the USA's oil reserves but only 3% of its gas reserves
  • Produces 5% of USA's total electricity 

The reasons for the California blackouts (June 2000- May 2001):

  • The weather 2000/2001:
  • Oregon and Washington had third year of droughts; has less surplus electricity to export


Lauren Fox


Very useful! thankyou, but lacking detail maybe? 

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