Climate Change and Energy Supply and Use

  • Thomas J. Wilbanks

Part of the NCA Regional Input Reports book series (NCARIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiz
  2. Thomas J. Wilbanks
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  3. Thomas J. Wilbanks
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  4. Thomas J. Wilbanks
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 57-65

About this book


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.


2013 National Climate Assessment Climate change Energy supply Energy use Renewable energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas J. Wilbanks
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Island Press 2014
  • Publisher Name Island Press, Washington, DC
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-59726-452-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61091-553-3
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