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Household energy consumption in Bauchi State, Nigeria


Danlami, Abubakar Hamid and Applanaidu, Shri Dewi and Islam, Rabiul (2016) Household energy consumption in Bauchi State, Nigeria. In: International Conference on Government & Public Affairs 2016 (ICOGPA2016), October 5th - 6th, 2016, School of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study was conducted with the major aim of conducting descriptive and exploratory analysis on the socio-economic characteristics of households in Bauchi state and their pattern of energy choice and consumption.A total sample of 539 household responses were analyzed which were selected using cluster area sampling. The analysis indicates that the average monthly household income is USD 220 and the average monthly firewood consumption per a household is about 35 bundles. Moreover, about 70% of the respondents argued that they use firewood as their main source of cooking fuel.For the lighting source of energy, 65% of the households argued that they use electricity as their main source of lighting.Additionally, the correlation analysis indicates that income has a positive relationship with the quantity of energy consumption, while there is a negative relationship between price of a particular source of energy and its consumption. The study suggests that there is a need of a good policy that will reduce the households much dependence on firewood to other cleaner source of energy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-983-44661-7-6 Organized by: School Of Government, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Sintok Kedah, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: firewood; cooking; lighting
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: School of Economics, Finance & Banking
Depositing User: PM Dr. Shri Dewi a/p Applanaidu
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2016 07:29
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2016 07:29
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20360

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