Raymond, Leigh; Gotham, Douglas; McClain, William; Mukhopadhyay, Sayanti; Nateghi, Roshanak; Preckel, Paul V.; Schubert, Peter; Singh, Shweta; Wachs, Liz; Widhalm, Melissa; and Dukes, Jeffrey, "Climate Change and Indiana’s Energy Sector: A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment" (2019). Energy Reports. Paper 1.
Indiana’s climate and its manufacturing-heavy economy make it a prime user of energy. In fact, Indiana is the ninth-most energy intensive state per capita in the country.
Nearly three-quarters of Indiana’s electricity comes from coal, and 5 percent is generated by renewable sources, though the wind energy sector is growing and coal use is declining. This energy mix makes the Hoosier State the eighth-largest emitter of climate-changing gases, at 183 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted per year.
As global and local climates continue to shift, it is important to know how Indiana’s future energy profile will be affected and what those changes mean for Hoosier families and businesses. This report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) looks at projected changes to Indiana’s residential and commercial energy demands as the state warms, and to Indiana’s energy supply over the coming century.
Indiana, climate, climate change, energy, energy demand, energy supply, electricity
Date of this Version
Purdue Climate Change Research Center
Available for download on Tuesday, February 19, 2019