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Study Results from University of Illinois Provide New Insights into Wind Energy (Impacts of Climate Change On Wind Resources Over North America Based On Na-cordex)

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Climate Change Daily News

2020 JUN 29 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Climate Change Daily News -- Investigators publish new report on Energy - Wind Energy. According to news reporting originating from Champaign, Illinois, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, “The continuing growth in energy demand has promoted wind energy development worldwide. As anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions will continue to modify the atmospheric circulation and global climate, assessing the impacts of climate change on wind energy is necessary.”

Financial support for this research came from Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, the University of Illinois in UrbanaChampaign.

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Illinois, “This study uses high-resolution simulations in the North America downscaling project (NA-CORDEX) to investigate the future change in wind resources over North America. Wind power is projected to decrease over large areas of the western US and East Coast throughout the year. The central US, with the greatest potential for wind energy development, will experience stronger wind variability and significantly increased wind power during some seasons. Wind power shows a significant increase (up to 20%) in the Southern Plains during spring and summer. The Northern Plains and the Midwest may experience slightly increased wind power (within 10%) during winter and spring. The seasonal and spatial patterns in the wind power change are relatively robust among the different emission scenarios, different future periods, and simulations with different spatial resolutions. This study outlines the regions that may benefit from or be negatively impacted by global climate change.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Therefore, climate effects should be considered in the future build-out of wind energy resources.”

For more information on this research see: Impacts of Climate Change On Wind Resources Over North America Based On Na-cordex. Renewable Energy, 2020;153():1428-1438. Renewable Energy can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Renewable Energy - http://www.journals.elsevier.com/renewable-energy/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Chen, University of Illinois, Prairie Research Institute, Climate & Atmospher Sci Sect, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL 61820, United States.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.02.090. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

 

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