Introduction

Climate and Energy

In each of the Nordic countries, there are active and ongoing national projects in the field of climate research and climate impact assessments. Many of these projects were initiated in light of the importance of renewable energy sources in the Nordic countries that will play an ever increasing role in the quest for a reduced anthropogenic impact on climate. The Climate and Energy (CE) project extended from 2003-2006 and focused on the four renewable energy sources: Hydropower, wind power, bio-fuels and solar energy. The CE project benefited from the national projects and extends and integrated their work both on a regional scale and for cross-cutting subjects. The projected climate changes will influence both the energy requirements and the possibilities of energy production. Furthermore, extreme weather events could impact the planning, design and operation of the energy system.




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