The impacts of climate change on renewable generation

02 October 2019 | Adaptation

The General Director of Factor, Kepa Solaun, together with Emilio Cerdá, professor at the Complutense University of Madrid have published a scientific article on the impacts of climate change on the generation of renewable energies such as solar, hydroelectric and wind, among others.

The study entitled: "Climate change impacts on renewable energy generation. A review of quantitative projections", has been published in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Reviews considered one of the most influential in the sector (JCR Q1).

Research on the impacts of climate change on renewable energies is increasingly relevant due to the vulnerability of the sector and the continuous development of methodologies and data availability.

Public and private decision making needs specific research. However, there are still many gaps in certain geographic regions and technologies. Likewise, in most research it is necessary to provide economic estimates with a value chain perspective.

This document addresses the most relevant studies that project quantitative estimates of the impacts of climate change on solar, wind, hydroelectric and other renewable generation technologies. Summary tables of impacts and projections are provided so that researchers, governments and the private sector can have an accurate view of the latest developments in this area.

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Factor has worked for numerous companies in the energy sector value chain to quantify the impacts of climate change (utilities, equipment manufacturers, network operators, financial sector, etc.). The organization has applied both its own methodologies and those of the IPCC or TCFD.

The firm has 15 years of experience offering technical consulting services in the areas of adaptation and mitigation to climate change, climate finance, carbon footprint, sustainability, circular economy, among others, both for governments and international organizations, as well as for more than 400 companies.

Source: Factor