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The impact of humidity on global demand for cooling energy

Recent studies have highlighted the countries most affected by the need to adapt to rising temperatures. Assessing the impact of humidity on perceived temperatures also stresses out countries at risk of energy shortage during prolonged heatwaves, and the need for energy storage. 

Cooling degree days (CDD) represent an indicator of how much and for how long the outdoor air temperature is above a certain threshold, usually 18°C. For example, a day with a mean outdoor temperature of 30°C has 12 CDDs. CDDs are considered an effective metric to est...

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