Why Climate Change Could Hurt Power Production
Heat waves and drought caused by climate change could hurt power production across the world, according to new research.
The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that weather patterns that lead to higher temperatures could reduce the availability of water that plays an essential role in hydropower and thermoelectric plants. Together, hydropower and thermoelectric plants currently generate 98% of the world’s power. Climate change could affect production at the majority of these plants.