Security of energy services and uses within urban households

Sovacool, Benjamin K (2011) Security of energy services and uses within urban households. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 3 (4). pp. 218-224. ISSN 1877-3435

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Abstract

This article explores how the security of energy services and uses differs according to the socio-demographic nature of households. The article begins by defining energy services and distinguishing them from primary energy, end-use energy, and useful energy. It then proposes an ‘energy services ladder’ that tracks the primary fuels and technologies, services and end-uses they provide, and broader driving factors associated with energy use at lower-income, middle-income, and upper-income households, with energy security vulnerabilities. The article does not analyze rural energy services, energy services for commercial firms or industries, indirect energy services, or potential gains from future energy transitions. The final part of the article offers implications for energy policy and energy studies.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Benjamin Sovacool
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2015 11:41
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2016 15:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58275
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