To combat climate change we are looking increasingly to renewable energy to reduce our emissions and deliver sustainable solutions. However, with the impacts of climate change already upon us, what impact does that have on these green energy solutions?
Wind supplied 34% of South Australia’s electricity in 2016/17 and an increasing percentage in other states and countries. However, climate change could result in longer periods of heatwaves with low wind speeds and more storms with very high wind speeds both of which are unsuitable for electricity generation.
Power shortages in India, such as experienced in Bangalore due to repairs and a bad monsoon season that prevented the state’s hydro¬electric and wind power plants from generating enough electricity, cost the country’s economy between 1 and 3% of gross domestic product. To find out more about the cost of climate change and how to mitigate its impact, download our latest white paper on the subject.