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Numerically, our land-use intensity values represent a lower estimate because they do not include land-use during site preparation or reclamation. While our methodology does not allow a full statistical analysis of the uncertainty of our estimates, the variation between the least compact and most compact estimates of land-use intensity captures most of the uncertainty. Estimating areal impacts of new methods of electricity generation is relatively straightforward. The EIA forecasts new power generating capacity needed (billion KW), after accounting for likely retirement of existing generation capacity and the nameplate capacity factors of different energy production techniques.

Wolosin, P. Kareiva, J. Hoekstra, and B. Thomas for reviewing earlier drafts of this manuscript. J. Slaats provided GIS support for this project. We thank all of the organizations that created data that made this analysis possible, including: NETL, DOE NREL and EERE, NASA, USGS, and Ventyx Corporation. Chapter 3 Mediterranean Ecosystems Worldwide: Climate Adaptation Kirk R. Klausmeyer and M. Rebecca Shaw INTRODUCTION Mediterranean climate is found on five continents and supports five global biodiversity hotspots.

67 km2). t001 Energy Sprawl or Energy Efficiency 21 The major habitats impacted by new energy development also varied among scenarios for certain energy production techniques. , Temperate Deciduous Forests). , Temperate Conifer Forests). Climate policy thus controls the extent to which specific habitat types are at risk from new energy development. DISCUSSION Our analyses show that, regardless of scenario, at least 206,000 km2 of new land will be required to meet US energy demand by 2030. Further, implementing a cap-andtrade system may increase the total new area impacted by energy development and change its distribution among habitat types, relative to the Reference Scenario.

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