How Climate Change Can Weaken U.S. Wind Power
Alternative energy has become a key part of the U.S. diversifying its overall energy outlook and portfolio. But one of those sources — wind energy — could be becoming less powerful.
A recent global study published in the journal Nature Geoscience shows that climate change is affecting wind patterns and causing that wind to lose power in the U.S. by up to 10 percent by 2050.
From a practical standpoint, how big an impact could that have?
To learn more, I’m joined by Martin Pasqualetti. He is a professor of geography at ASU and co-director of the Energy Policy Innovation Council.