White Paper: U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change

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U.S. Department of Energy provides detailed report

Engagement of the investment, financial, and insurance communities in climate change risk reduction through the use of financial instruments Quantifying the impacts of climate change on the nation’s energy infrastructure is increasingly important to improve understanding of the social and economic costs and benefits of resilience measures and response strategies.

Decisions will continue to be made under uncertainty, highlighting the need for risk-based assessments. Flexible strategies will foster action while allowing course corrections over the longer term. Ultimately, climate change adaptation and mitigation actions are complementary approaches that can jointly reduce the costs and risks of climate change and extreme weather. Effective adaptation strategies and the development and deployment of climate-resilient energy technologies will facilitate resilient energy systems in the United States and around the globe.

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