Climate change will negatively affect power generation in European countries regardless of the level of global warming. The impacts will be stronger for southern than for northern Europe.
In Europe, areas with less heating will outweigh areas that need more cooling. Energy demand will increase, however, due to the variation across Europe of future population growth and decline.Read more »
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.Read more »
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?Read more »
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.Read more »
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.Read more »
The impact of climate change on hydropower production in the Swiss Alps during the 21st century has been assessed by combining climate projections ...Read more »