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Regional Energy Demand and Adaptations to Climate Change: Methodology and Application to the State of Maryland, USA

Topics: Energy, Supply Chain,

This article investigates the impacts of climate change on Maryland's residential and commercial energy use. Models use past data on natural gas, electricity, and heating oil consumption and weather to predict future trends, indicating that climate change will not be the main factor affecting energy demand, but that population and energy prices will play larger roles. Finally, it addresses potential adaptation strategies for policymakers in Maryland and the region.

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