12: Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts

Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts shows the potential effects of climate change on energy production, consumption, and delivery—including the influence of temperature increases on different methods of electricity generation (such as from natural gas turbines, hydropower, or thermoelectric sources), on transportation systems, and on the vulnerability of energy-related infrastructure.


Tidwell, V. C., L. Dale, G. Franco, K. Averyt, M. Wei, D. M. Kammen, and J. H. Nelson. 2013. “Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts.” In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 240–266. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Delivery of electricity may become more vulnerable to disruption due to a variety of climate-induced extreme heat and drought events.
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