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Analysis of household energy demand

Zakaria, Zainal and Wong, Song Harn (2006) Analysis of household energy demand. In: Advanced Gas Technology 1. Penerbit UTM, Johor , 127 - 142. ISBN 978-983-52-05989-9

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Residential sector energy consumption accounts for about 45% of overall energy use in developing countries. The largest portion of residential sector energy used goes towards food preparation, which accounts for 85% of the total (Brandon and Lewis, 1999). Exposure to emissions caused by burning fuels is believed to be responsible for a significant share of the global burden of disease. Energy demand can vary significantly due to residential type and life style of the region. The future trend of residential energy demand is one of the key factors of the climate change problem. There are also other problems to be considered, in particular poor indoor air quality. In the future, increased efficiency of energy systems and reduced end-use energy demand will be important in attaining the 6% curtailment of green house gases targeted by the Kyoto Protocol (Smith, 1999). Reduced energy consumption in the residential sector is particularly important, because energy demand in this sector is notably increasing.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Unspecified
Divisions:Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (Formerly known)
ID Code:25634
Deposited By: Liza Porijo
Deposited On:23 May 2012 07:33
Last Modified:01 Jun 2014 08:58

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