Journal article

Economic disparity and CO2 emissions: The domestic energy sector in Greater Bangalore, India

TV Ramachandra, Vishnu Bajpai, Gouri Kulkarni, Bharath H Aithal, Sun Sheng Han

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2017


Energy consumption constitutes one of the important sources of carbon dioxide emission which cause global warming. This paper analyses greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to energy consumption in the domestic sector considering household activities and socioeconomic parameters. A stratified random survey of 1967 households in Bangalore pertaining to the energy consumption reveals that annual per capita electricity consumption ranges from 9.64 to 2337 kW h/year with an average of 336±267 kW h/year. Emission from most of the wards (66 wards) is about 10–15 Gg/year, while wards in peri-urban areas emit less than 10 Gg/year. Extrapolation of these, show that total carbon dioxide from all wards of..

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Awarded by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful to the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) for its financial support (ARCP2011-07CMY-Han) to this research. We thank BESCOM for providing zone-wise electricity