Energy supply and delivery are threatened by extreme weather, sea level rise, droughts, wildfires, and other climate-related hazards. These changes damage infrastructure and have profound effects on human lives and livelihoods, with already-overburdened communities bearing a disproportionate share of the risk.

    Key points:

  • Climate Change Threatens Energy Systems
  • Compounding Factors Affect Energy-System and Community Vulnerabilities
  • Efforts to Enhance Energy System Resilience Are Underway

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Wind turbines in Weatherford, Oklahoma, by Christopher Neel, CC BY 2.0,

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