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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorBaynes, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorLenzen, Manfred
dc.contributor.authorSteinberger, Julia K.
dc.contributor.authorBai, Xuemei
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:06:15Z
dc.identifier.issn0301-4215
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/62688
dc.description.abstractAssessment 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 primary energy requirements of local household expenditure (235.8. GJ/capita/year) while the regional assessment more directly accounts for local production activity (258.1. GJ/capita/year). The parity of these results is unexpected for a developed city with a strong tertiary sector. Sectoral detail reveals differences between the primary energy required by Melbourne's economic structure and that ultimately required through the full supply chain relating to household expenditure. This is accompanied by an IO analysis of the geography of Melbourne's 'energy catchment'. It is suggested that the IO consumption and regional production approaches have particular relevance to policies aimed at consumption behaviour and economic (re)structuring, respectively. Their complementarity further suggests that a combined analysis would be valuable in understanding urban energy futures and economic transitions elsewhere.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.sourceEnergy Policy
dc.subjectKeywords: Combined analysis; Economic structure; Economic transitions; Energy catchment; Household expenditure; Input output analysis; Input-output; Local production; Local statistics; Melbourne; Melbourne , Australia; Number of methods; Primary energies; Productio Energy catchment; Input-output analysis; Regional assessment
dc.titleComparison of household consumption and regional production approaches to assess urban energy use and implications for policy
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume39
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor120507 - Urban Analysis and Development
local.identifier.absfor050299 - Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4279067xPUB725
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBaynes, Timothy, CSIRO
local.contributor.affiliationLenzen, Manfred, University of Sydney
local.contributor.affiliationSteinberger, Julia K., Institute of Social Ecology Alpen-Adria University
local.contributor.affiliationBai, Xuemei, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue11
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage7298
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage7309
local.identifier.doi10.1016/j.enpol.2011.08.053
local.identifier.absseo850603 - Energy Systems Analysis
local.identifier.absseo960604 - Environmental Management Systems
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:52:43Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-80054870512
local.identifier.thomsonID000298120200062
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