Coffel piece on climate change, thermal power plants published in CB

Ethan Coffel "How global warming is making power plants produce less electricity," co-authored by Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment Ethan Coffel, was published in Carbon Brief. The coal, gas and nuclear power plants that generate most of the world’s electricity have to be kept cool in order to function properly, Coffel and co-author Dr. Justin Mankin write. However, this will be increasingly challenging as the world gets warmer. Instead, Coffel and Mankin say nations should focus on technologies such as solar and wind, which produce fewer emissions and are less impacted by hot weather, so the electricity sector will be both less of a contributor to—and victim of—climate change. 02/16/21