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How Do Households Consume Energy?: Evidence from Latin American and Caribbean Countries

Raul Alberto Jimenez Mori and Ariel Yépez-García

No 10861 in IDB Publications (Books) from Inter-American Development Bank

Abstract: How do households consume and spend on energy? What are the drivers of their spending and consumption patterns? How does energy consumption has evolved? What is to be expected as the region climbs the development ladder? What are the distributive implications of different energy pricing approaches? This book looks at these questions and examines which policies work in reducing energy poverty and increasing energy savings. The authors unveil the growing household demand of better quality of energy and show that to achieve more cost-effective and progressive public policies, it is necessary to strengthen the transparency and sustainability of energy pricing while having into account the consumer behavioral responses. This volume is a resource for designing energy policies based on an empirical understanding of the household’s energy needs.

Keywords: subsidies; Households-Energy consumption; Dwellings-Energy consumption; Energy consumption; Household energy expenditure; Electricity tariffs (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O13 Q41 Q48 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-11
ISBN: 9781597823128
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