Energy

The Netherlands aims to reduce its CO2 emission to almost zero in 2050

In response to last years’ Paris Agreement the Dutch government outlined its plan to reduce its CO2 emission to almost zero in 2050 in the Energy Agenda for the future.

Hydropower and cooling water under climate change: most of the world’s potential still not being used

The world relies on the available surface water resources for electricity generation. How will global warming affect the potential for hydropower and cooling water?

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Future changes of wind energy potential over Europe

Wind energy potential more likely than not will increase over Northern and Central Europe. For Southern Europe, a likely decrease of mean annual wind energy potential is projected.

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Climate change impacts on European wind energy

future changes in wind power potential are weak or non-significant over a large part of Europe: changes in wind power potential will remain within ±15% and ±20% by mid and late century respectively.

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Future electricity generation and cooling water use in the UK

In the UK 90% of electricity generation comes from thermoelectric power stations. Cooling of thermoelectric plants is often achieved by water abstractions from the natural environment.

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Climate change impacts on thermal power plants

The effects and the relevance of gradual climate change on the probability of power outages and blackouts are difficult to quantify. It has been stated that by 2040 capacity reductions of 13–19 %

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Vulnerability of oil and gas sector

Climate change and extreme weather events represent a real physical threat to the oil and gas sector, particularly in low-lying coastal areas and areas exposed to extreme weather events.

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Hydropower production in the Swiss Alps during the 21st century

The impact of climate change on hydropower production in the Swiss Alps during the 21st century has been assessed by combining climate projections ...

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Future wind power in the UK

The typical pattern of UK wind speeds, which tend to be high in winter and lower in summer, could be emphasised further under the influence of climate change ...

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Potential impact of climate change on the UK’s electricity network

Potential impacts of climate change on the UK’s electricity network have been assessed ...

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