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The impact of climate variability and change on the energy system: A systematic scoping review

Emodi, NV, Chaiechi, T and Rabiul Alam Beg, ABM 2019 , 'The impact of climate variability and change on the energy system: A systematic scoping review' , The Science of The Total Environment, vol. 676 , pp. 545-563 , doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.294.

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Abstract

The energy system is a vital infrastructure which can be vulnerable to climate variability and change (CV&C) impacts. Understanding the impacts can prevent disruption and inform policy decision making. This study applied ascoping review in a systematic manner following the Joanna Briggs Institute guidelines to identify consistent patterns of CV&C impacts on the energy system, map and locate research gaps in the literature. A total of 176 studieswere identified as eligible for inclusion in the review. This study found evidence of consistent increase in energydemand for Africa, the Americas and Asian continent. Consistent decrease was found in Northern and EasternEurope, while increase in residential demand was projected in Oceania. There was evidence of consistent decrease in thermal power plant output globally. Solar photovoltaic showed a robust consistent pattern of increasein the Caribbean and Central America, Northern and Southern Africa and Oceania. As the global climate is changing in a future that is highly uncertain, the energy system should also evolve in order to adapt to the changingclimate. Future impact assessment must integrate the impact of CV&C on power demand and supply while consider socioeconomic dynamics, cross-sectoral linkages and back-loops in a complete energy system model.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Emodi, NV and Chaiechi, T and Rabiul Alam Beg, ABM
Keywords: energy system, climate vulnerability and change, scoping review, impact assessment
Journal or Publication Title: The Science of The Total Environment
Publisher: Elsevier Science Bv
ISSN: 0048-9697
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.294
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Copyright 2019 Elsevier B.V

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