ACCSWS Ch. 12: Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts

TitleACCSWS Ch. 12: Energy: Supply, Demand, and Impacts
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsTidwell VC, Dale L, Franco G, Averyt K, Wei M, Kammen DM, Nelson J
EditorBarnhart A
Book TitleAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment (Nca Regional Input Reports)
Series Title2013 National Climate Assessment

Energy is important to the Southwest United States, where 12.7% of the nation’s energy is produced (extracted or generated) and 12.1% is consumed. The region is in the favorable position of having low per-capita energy consumption (222 million BTUs per person) relative to that of the nation as a whole (302 million BTUs per person); nevertheless, disruption of power has significant economic implications for the region (e.g., LaCommare and Eto 2004; Northwest Power and Conservation Council 2005). Climate change itself, as well as strategies aimed at mitigation and adaptation have the potential to impact the production, demand, and delivery of energy in a number of ways.

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