DOI

10.5703/1288284316878

Description

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.

Keywords

Indiana, climate, climate change, energy, energy demand, energy supply, electricity

Date of this Version

2-19-2019

Sponsoring Organization

Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Available for download on Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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