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Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use: Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment

TitleClimate Change and Energy Supply and Use: Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWilbanks, Tom, Bilello Dan, Schmalzer David, Arent Doug, Buizer Jim, Chum Helena, Dell Jan, Edmonds Jae, Franco Guido, Jones Russell, Rose Steve, Roy Nikki, Sanstad Alan, Seidel Steve, Weyant John, and Wuebbles Don
PublisherOak Ridge National Laboratory
City of PublicationOak Ridge, Tennessee
Abstract / Summary

Developed to inform the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on energy production and supply, including oil, gas, thermal electricity, and renewable energy.

Knowledge of today’s available energy forms is constantly surfacing and changing in the face of climate change, making it increasingly important to enhance communication about various energy supplies. This report on energy supply and use summarizes current knowledge, especially emerging findings, about implications of climate change for energy production and supply (oil and gas, thermal electricity, renewable energy, integrated perspectives, and indirect impacts on energy systems). A comprehensive resource for community planners and researchers, it discusses future risk-management strategies surrounding water treatment, heating or cooling, and mitigation that the country can utilize in its energy consumption. The authors analyze findings from their own research and practice to arrive at conclusions about vulnerabilities, risks, and impact concerns for different aspects of U.S. energy supply and use. Global and national policy contexts are informed by these efforts to create energy options and choices.

Rich in science and case studies, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect energy risk-management in the decades to come.

URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-553-3
DOI10.5822/978-1-61091-553-3
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Year of Publication: 2012
Publication Date: 01/2014

Developed to inform the 3rd National Climate Assessment, and a landmark study in terms of its breadth and depth of coverage and conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use examines the known effects and relationships of climate change variables on energy production and supply, including oil, gas, thermal electricity, and renewable energy.

Knowledge of today’s available energy forms is constantly surfacing and changing in the face of climate change, making it increasingly important to enhance communication about various energy supplies. This report on energy supply and use summarizes current knowledge, especially emerging findings, about implications of climate change for energy production and supply (oil and gas, thermal electricity, renewable energy, integrated perspectives, and indirect impacts on energy systems). A comprehensive resource for community planners and researchers, it discusses future risk-management strategies surrounding water treatment, heating or cooling, and mitigation that the country can utilize in its energy consumption. The authors analyze findings from their own research and practice to arrive at conclusions about vulnerabilities, risks, and impact concerns for different aspects of U.S. energy supply and use. Global and national policy contexts are informed by these efforts to create energy options and choices.

Rich in science and case studies, Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use offers decision makers and stakeholders a substantial basis from which to make informed choices that will affect energy risk-management in the decades to come.

Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City of Publication: Oak Ridge, Tennessee
DOI: 10.5822/978-1-61091-553-3
Citation:
Wilbanks, T, D Bilello, D Schmalzer, D Arent, J Buizer, H Chum, J Dell, et al.  2012.  Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use: Technical Report for the U.S. Department of Energy in Support of the National Climate Assessment.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  https://doi.org/10.5822/978-1-61091-553-3.