- Figure 1: Contribution of hydropower and thermoelectric power to total electrical energy generation in various areas global.
a, b, Absolute values (in 106 MWh; a) and also the relative contribution (per cent; b) of hydropower (blue) and total thermoelectric (fossil, atomic, biomass and geothermal) (purple) determined on such basis as data through the US Energy Suggestions Administration for the 12 months 2010.
- Figure 2: Impacts of weather change on annual mean streamflow and water temperature.
a, b, Maps of alterations in streamflow (a) and water heat (b) for RCP8.5 for 2040–2069 (2050s) in accordance with the control duration 1971–2000. Trends in changes for 1971–2099 tend to be provided in line with the GCM-ensemble mean outcomes (dense outlines) and for the five individual GCMs independently (thin dotted outlines) both for RCP2.6 (orange) and RCP8.5 (purple). Styles per continent had been assessed by calculating mean values in streamflow and water heat overall continent grid cells. Future changes had been after that computed relative to the control duration 1971–2000.
- Figure 3: effects of environment and liquid resources modification on yearly mean usable ability of present hydropower and thermoelectric power flowers.
a, b, general changes in annual mean functional capability of hydropower plants (a) and thermoelectric energy plants (b) for RCP2.6 and RCP8.5 for 2010–2039 (2020s) and 2040–2069 (2050s) relative to the control duration 1971–2000. , Global styles of changes in annual mean hydropower and thermoelectric power functional capacity for 1971–2099 in line with the GCM-ensemble mean results (dense outlines) and for the five individual GCMs individually (slim dotted outlines) for both RCP2.6 (orange) and RCP8.5 (purple).
- Figure 4: effects of adaptation options on power-generation vulnerability to water constraints under weather change.
a, b, general changes when it comes to baseline options as well as different version options of hydropower (a) and thermoelectric power (b). The GCM-ensemble mean changes tend to be provided because of the taverns. Additionally, changes for five individual GCM experiments for RCP8.5 (2050s) are presented to show the product range amongst the five various GCM experiments (see Supplementary part 5 and Supplementary Tables 4 and 5 for more step-by-step outcomes).