U. S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

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This report—part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to support national climate change adaptation planning through the Interagency Climate Change Adaptation Task Force and Strategic Sustainability Planning process and to advance the U.S. Department of Energy’s goal of promoting energy security—examines current and potential future impacts of climate change and extreme weather events on the U.S. energy sector. It identifies activities underway to address these challenges and discusses potential opportunities to enhance energy technologies that are more climate-resilient, as well as information, stakeholder engagement, and policies and strategies to further enable their deployment. (drawn from the executive summary, lightly edited for clarity) - Summary by Patrick Mchaffie (5 hr 13 min)


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 20:32 Read by Patrick McHaffie
INTRODUCTION 36:05 Read by Patrick McHaffie
CHAPTER 1: Increasing Temperatures 55:22 Read by Patrick McHaffie
CHAPTER 2: Decreasing Water Availability 57:58 Read by Patrick McHaffie
CHAPTER 3: Increasing Storms, Flooding, and Sea Level Rise 27:13 Read by Patrick McHaffie
CHAPTER 4: Adaptation Actions and Major Opportunities 54:49 Read by Patrick McHaffie
CONCLUSION 7:33 Read by Patrick McHaffie
APPENDIX: Climate and Extreme Weather Trends in the United States 54:12 Read by Patrick McHaffie