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dc.contributor.authorBaul, T K
dc.contributor.authorDatta, D
dc.contributor.authorAlam, A
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-23T11:21:24Z
dc.date.available2018-05-23T11:21:24Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/6652
dc.description.abstractIn developing countries, securing clean and equal energy access for all is often constrained by lack of understanding of households’ energy dependency and influencing factors. This study investigates household-level energy consumption patterns, relevant socioeconomic factors and carbon-emissions from various energy sources. Using a semi-structured questionnaire, we conducted an explorative survey of 189 households in three income groups in a suburban region of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Results suggest that most of the households heavily depend on biomass energy that accounts for 87% of their monthly energy consumption and about two-thirds of energy expenditure. Contrariwise, dependence on non-renewable energy is minimal and accounts for households’ 31% monthly energy expenditure. The rich households tend to rely more on electricity, candle, liquid petroleum gas (LPG) while their consumption of the non-renewables is significantly higher than that of medium-income and poor households. Income, education and landholdings of households are positively correlated with expenditure for consuming convenient energy sources such as firewood, electricity and LPG. Firewood, the biomass fuel used most for cooking, is an energy source with the highest carbon emissions—monthly about 192 kg carbon dioxide equivalent per household. Our research findings offer insights to enhance household-level clean energy access in Bangladesh and countries alike.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEnergy Policy
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.037
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectbiomass
dc.subjectemission
dc.subjectenergy expenditure
dc.subjectfirewood
dc.subjectincome
dc.subjectnon-renewable
dc.titleA comparative study on household level energy consumption and related emissions from renewable (biomass) and non-renewable energy sources in Bangladesh
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Forest Sciences, activities
uef.solecris.id52981626en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Elsevier Ltd
dc.relation.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2017.12.037
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange598-608
dc.relation.issn0301-4215
dc.relation.volume114
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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