An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption [electronic resource] : Changing Patters of Direct and Indirect Use in India / edited by Shonali Pachauri.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Alliance for Global Sustainability Bookseries, Science and Technology: Tools for Sustainable Development: 13Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2007Description: XII, 211 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402057120Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering economy | Environmental sciences | Development Economics | Microeconomics | Engineering | Energy Economics | Environment, general | Development Economics | MicroeconomicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 333.79 LOC classification: HD9502-9502.5Online resources: Click here to access online
An Overview of Energy Consumption in India -- Energy Analysis and Energy Intensities for India -- Total and Average Household Energy Requirements -- Disaggregate Household Energy Requirements -- Energy Requirements and Well Being -- Conclusions and Reflections.
The book presents a novel socio-economic approach to analysing the - ergy system and energy consumption in India from a household persp- tive. In doing so, it views households as the ultimate end-consumers and estimates and analyses the direct and indirect energy requirements of household consumption, both at an aggregate national level as well as at a disaggregate household level. In addition, the work incorporates two c- cial aspects often ignored by many energy studies that are characteristic of most developing countries, namely the importance of non-commercial sources of biomass energy in the energy systems of these countries, and the enormous diversity and inequity in the patterns of energy access and use across households with different lifestyles and levels of well being. This work was initiated as part of my Ph.D. thesis at the Centre for - ergy Policy and Economics (CEPE) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Te- nology in Z urich (ETHZ ). The thesis was completed at the end of 2002.