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Fuel choices in rural Maharashtra

Gregory, Jack; Stern, David I


We report on and analyze the results of an energy use survey in two tribal villages in rural Maharashtra, India. Though there is significant heterogeneity between the effects of the variables in the two villages there are some robust results. We find modest evidence for the ‘energy ladder’ hypothesis and that use of higher quality energy sources reduces total energy use, ceteris paribus. Income elasticities of fuel use are small. Additionally, we demonstrate that household size, stove...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Biomass and Bioenergy 70 (2014): 302-314
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.85.066601


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