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India's energy consumption:Composition and trends

Authors
Journal
Energy Policy
0301-4215
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0301-4215(78)90052-6

Abstract

Abstract Early studies of Indian energy consumption have largely been confined to commercial fuels, yet it is claimed that the higher proportion of energy consumed is non-commercial. Recent studies have looked more closely at non-commercial energy, and at the contribution of human and animal energy. This article examines and aggregates all forms of energy consumed — non-commercial and animate, as well as commercial fuels. The problems encountered with levels of aggregation are discussed, and the limitations of the conventions used are pointed out. A striking feature of the aggregated energy consumption statistics is the strong effect of the level of aggregation on the relative contribution of different energy forms.

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