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Comparison of household consumption and regional production approaches to assess urban energy use and implications for policy

Baynes, Timothy; Lenzen, Manfred; Steinberger, Julia K.; Bai, Xuemei


Assessment of urban energy use may proceed by a number of methods. Here we derive an energy account from local statistics, and compare them with an input output (IO) analysis as applied to Melbourne, Australia. These approaches highlight different aspects of urban energy use and comparable outputs are presented together to assess consistency, to identify complementarities and discuss the insight each approach brings to understanding urban energy. The IO method captures the direct and embodied...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Energy Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.08.053


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