By Shonali Pachauri
With strength intake set to develop into one of many greatest concerns within the day-by-day lives of owners around the globe, this e-book couldn't be extra correct – although it makes a speciality of India. Pachauri adopts a socio-economic method of examining the power approach and effort intake in India from a loved ones point of view. The paintings additionally accommodates an important facets frequently missed: particularly, the significance of non-commercial resources of power, and variety within the styles of strength utilization.
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Such a goal is desirable from an environmental, social, health and efficiency viewpoint. Both the pattern and the quantum of energy use have changed in households over time with increasing incomes, urbanisation and changing lifestyles. While the rest of the book will provide an in-depth analysis of household energy use, both from an aggregate national and disaggregate household perspective, this section serves only to provide a brief overview of some of the major changes that one can observe in the nature and pattern of direct household energy consumption at the aggregate national level over the last decades.
The objective of the following chapters will be to try and analyse the several transitions that are occurring simultaneously within the country in direct and indirect household energy use. With a view to understanding what behaviours and choices are most likely to influence the likely outcome of different policies and programs and changes within the economy, and the possible direction of future energy use in the country, the following sections will provide a brief overview of the shifting importance (share) of direct energy consumption of the 28 Chapter 2: An Overview of Energy Consumption in India household sector in total energy consumption of the economy, changing patterns of use of different energy types within the household sector, and to what purposes and in what manner energy is commonly used in Indian households.
The first energy input is called the direct energy requirement and the subsequent rounds of energy inputs comprise the indirect energy requirement. 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.