This new interactive, online tool from the U.S. Department of Energy is designed to help researchers, educators and students explore future U.S. energy-use scenarios. The BITES (Buildings, Industry, Transportation and Electricity Scenarios) tool allows users to adjust inputs to compare outcomes and impacts on CO2 emissions.
Extreme weather events such as hurricanes and continuing drought can have devastating impacts to utilities. It’s important that utilities identify actions they can be taking to better prepare for these events. EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative has released a workshop planner to help utilities plan for extreme events. The workshop planner provides all of the materials needed to plan, conduct, and facilitate an adaptation planning workshop on five extreme event scenarios: floods, drought, wildfire, sea level rise, and reduced snowpack. Download the workshop planner at http://epa.gov/climatereadyutilities.