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Besides agriculture, electricity production is vulnerable to climate change effects on river low flows and water temperature for their cooling water (EEA 2008; Förster and Lilliestam 2010). In Europe, 78% of the total electricity production is by thermoelectric power plants (van Vliet et al. 2012). Despite of the uncertainties in the modelling framework, the study of van Vliet et al. (2012) suggest that by 2040 the probability of capacity reductions of more than 50% increases by a factor 1.4, reductions over 90% by a factor 2.8. Short-term estimates (daily scale) are proposed as required to address the impacts of water extractions during low flows and water temperature changes on aquatic ecosystems and the economic water user (van Vliet et al. 2012).

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