An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption: Changing by Shonali Pachauri

By Shonali Pachauri

With power intake set to turn into one of many largest matters within the day-by-day lives of owners around the globe, this booklet couldn't be extra suitable – even though it specializes in India. Pachauri adopts a socio-economic method of studying the strength process and effort intake in India from a loved ones viewpoint. The paintings additionally contains the most important features usually missed: specifically, the significance of non-commercial resources of strength, and variety within the styles of power usage.

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Fig. 2. Consumption of primary sources of energy in India The share of commercial energy in total primary energy consumption has increased substantially over the last decades. While in 1970-71, noncommercial energy comprised about 60% of total primary energy, its share declined to about 33% by 1999-2000 (see Figs. 3 for an overview of primary energy consumption in India). In terms of the contribution of commercial fuels to total consumption, coal remains the main commercial energy source in the economy, particularly, in the industry sector.

A very detailed description of the energy flows associated with the production process of the target product is thus arrived at. This methodology can provide very accurate results but requires extensive data and tends to be very laborious. Hybrid analysis, as the name suggests, combines some stages of the process analysis technique with input-output energy analysis. The first few stages, in fact, are the same as those in process analysis. However, rather than tracing back through all the stages of production, as in process analysis, hybrid analysis only traces back the most important energy and material inputs required to produce the target product.

3 Input-Output Energy Analysis Input-output energy analysis is a specific area of application of economic input-output analysis in which attention is concentrated on the primary energy requirements of production and consumption in an economy. Nobel laureate Wassily Leontief developed the technique of input-output analysis during the 1930s and 1940s. He used the framework of an input-output matrix to describe the transactions between all sectors in an economy in financial terms, the basic form consisting of a system of linear equations describing the distribution of each industry’s product throughout the economy.

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