The Resource Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts : report to congressional requesters

Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts : report to congressional requesters

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Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts : report to congressional requesters
Title
Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts
Title remainder
report to congressional requesters
Title variation
Energy infrastructure adaptation
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Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to the NRC and the USGCRP, changes in the earth's climate, including higher temperatures, changes in precipitation, rising sea levels, and increases in the severity and frequency of severe weather events, are under way and expected to grow more severe over time. These impacts present significant risks to the nation's energy infrastructure. Economic losses arising from weather-related events, including floods, droughts, and storms, have been large and are increasing, according to USGCRP. Adaptation, an adjustment to natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climate change, is a risk-management strategy to help protect vulnerable sectors and communities that might be affected by climate change. GAO was asked to examine the vulnerability of the nation's energy infrastructure to climate change impacts. This report examines: (1) what is known about potential impacts of climate change on U.S. energy infrastructure; (2) measures that can reduce climate-related risks and adapt energy infrastructure to climate change; and (3) the role of the federal government in adapting energy infrastructure and adaptation steps selected federal entities have taken. GAO reviewed climate change assessments; analyzed relevant studies and agency documents; and interviewed federal agency officials and industry stakeholders, including energy companies at four sites that have implemented adaptive measures
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Government publication
federal national government publication
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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Rusco, Frank
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  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Infrastructure (Economics)
  • Energy policy
  • Natural disasters
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Energy policy
  • United States
Label
Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts : report to congressional requesters
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Publication
Note
  • "January 2014."
  • "GAO-14-74."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880958700
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 68 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880958700
Label
Climate change, energy infrastructure risks and adaptation efforts : report to congressional requesters
Publication
Note
  • "January 2014."
  • "GAO-14-74."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
880958700
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (iii, 68 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)880958700

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