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The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment, based at Purdue University, has compiled the latest scientific research into a series of easily understandable reports about climate change impacts in nine topic areas: climate, water, health, energy, forest and urban ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, tourism and recreation, agriculture and infrastructure. The assessment team consists of more than 100 experts from Purdue and other Indiana institutions. Read the latest IN CCIA story here.

Climate Change and Indiana’s Energy Sector: A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment

February 19, 2019 | Community Briefing at Indiana University–Purdue University Library Room Indianapolis, Indiana

News Advisory: Climate report to show shift in Indiana energy demand, sources

News Release: Energy demand, sources will change with Indiana’s climate

Director Jeff Dukes briefs crowd
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“The climate is changing, and it’s important that we respond. With this assessment, the Purdue Climate Change Research Center is helping Indiana prepare for the future.”
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, Executive Director, Purdue Discovery Park

“When Hoosiers plan for the future, we need to take changing weather patterns into account. Our community leaders know this and are ready to act. This assessment will support their efforts, and better planning will make the state more competitive.”
Jeffrey Dukes, Director, Purdue Climate Change Research Center

“We have to be serious about this because it’s going to affect all of our lives.”
Dr. Steven Jay, MD, internal medicine

Fact Sheets

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Download our Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment Fact Sheet (October 2016)

In the News

In Indiana, coal and gas could dominate for decades. Can that change? (Energywire) – Feb 21, 2019;

Climate change will impact energy use (Daily News) – Feb 21, 2019; Greensburg, IN

Report links Indiana’s climate, energy demand (Daily Energy Insider) – Feb 21, 2019

How will climate change affect energy demand in Indiana? (WFYI) – Feb 20, 2019; Indianapolis, IN

How will climate change affect energy demand in Indiana? (Indiana Public Media) – Feb 20, 2019; Indianapolis, IN

Researchers say climate change will cost commercial businesses more in long run (93.1FM WIBC) – Feb 20, 2019; Indianapolis, IN

Energy demand, sources will change with Indiana’s climate (Agenparl) – Feb 19, 2019; Italy

Researchers predict Indiana coal will be replaced by 2080 (89.3 WFPL) – Feb 19, 2019; Louisville, KY

Purdue researchers: climate change will impact energy use (Tribune Star) – Feb 19, 2019; Terre Haute, IN

Warmer, wetter weather from climate change will impact energy use, researchers say (News and Tribune) – Feb 19, 2019; Jeffersonville, IN

Report: Indiana could be new California if energy supply can’t meet climate strain (Evansville Courier & Press) – Feb 19, 2019; Evansville, IN

Study: Climate change could cost businesses big (Inside Indiana Business) – Feb 19, 2019; Indianapolis, IN

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