Climate Change and the U.S. Energy Sector

US Dept. of Energy
http://1.usa.gov/1Opj6uz

  • [Utility Dive] The impacts of climate change are poised to wreak havoc on the United States electric industry, according to a new report from the Department of Energy.
  • The analysis, released in drought-stricken California by U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, breaks the country into nine regions and examines what climate changes will have the greatest impacts.
  • DOE found electric grid operations and infrastructure in every region are vulnerable to a variety of impacts, including increasing temperatures, heavy rainfall events, wildfires and hurricanes…
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