Climate change will reduce renewable energy capacity, warn scientists

SciDev.Net: Climate change is set to reduce Latin America's capacity to produce renewable energy, according to Roberto Schaeffer, a Brazilian energy planning expert. He told the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Development underway in Brazil this week (11--15 June) that many forms of renewable energy are vulnerable to variations in climate, due to their dependence on water -- as is the case with hydropower and biofuels -- as well as on wind and sun. Schaeffer-- a researcher at......

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