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

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The book U. S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather, published by the United States Department of Energy, provides a comprehensive overview of the potential risks and challenges facing the nation's energy infrastructure in the face of changing climate patterns and extreme weather events.

The book examines various aspects of the energy sector, including power generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as the impacts of climate change on energy demand and supply. It also explores the potential economic and social implications of these vulnerabilities, highlighting the need for proactive planning and adaptation measures to ensure the reliability and resilience of the nation's energy systems.

Overall, U. S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather is a valuable resource for policymakers, energy industry professionals, and researchers seeking to better understand the complex interplay between climate change and energy security. It offers practical insights and recommendations for addressing these critical challenges, making it an essential read for anyone concerned about the future sustainability of the U. S. energy sector.

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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. - Summary by Patrick Mchaffie

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