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  • Private investment in California's solar energy industry increases climate vulnerabilities, study finds

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    Solar energy development in California depends on large-scale infrastructure to attract private investment, but that makes it more vulnerable to climate extremes, said urban and regional planning professor Sean Kennedy.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Sean Kennedy, email

    The paper “Alternative energy capital of the world? Fix, risk, and solar energy in Los Angeles’ urban periphery” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1177/25148486211054334