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New Research Finds Temperatures In The West May Have Impact On Energy Generation

Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:31pm
Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 6:37pm
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Scientists have identified a lot of potential impacts of climate change, but new research suggests there’s one that the American West specifically has to prepared for: increased demand for electricity.

The research, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says warmer temperatures could put more of a strain on energy generation in the West.

Matt Bartos is a Research Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at ASU and one of the authors of the paper.

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