Researchers have identified several extreme weather critical issues on energy sector, including disruptions on power-plant and fuel supplies, due to droughts and severe storms. Extreme climate causes major issues to the energy sector by:
- Increasing air and water temperatures;
- Decreasing water availability across regions and seasons; and
- Increasing intensity and frequency of storm events, flooding and sea level rise.
Some adverse effects have been detected:
- Severe losses on infrastructure: there are higher risks to energy infrastructure located along the coasts thanks to sea level rise, the increasing intensity of storms, Continue reading