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17. Energy Access

Author : Subhes C. Bhattacharyya

Published in: Energy Economics

Publisher: Springer London

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the problem of lack of access to energy services. It provides an overview of the problem dimension and presents the common approaches used to address this issue. Finally, it calls for a change in the provision of access to ensure better results.

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Footnotes
1
For example, the Indian Planning Commission used to rely on such norms.
 
2
For example, 28% of rural habitants in sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity as against 85% in developing Asia in 2017 (IEA 2018).
 
3
The global population has increased on average 85.5 million per year whereas electricity access has increased by 86.5 million.
 
4
The horizontal axis is presented in logarithmic scale to capture the wide range of income variation across countries.
 
5
This section is based on Bhattacharyya (2012).
 
6
This is based on Bhattacharyya and Ohiare (2011), Bhattacharyya (2005) and Bhattacharyya (2006).
 
7
These include Kutir Jyoti programme discussed below, Accelerated Rural Electrification Programme, Schemes for electrification of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe households, etc.
 
8
Although wood is becoming commercial in many places.
 
9
This is based on Ailawadi and Bhattacharyya (2006).
 
10
BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2011 data.
 
11
See Bond and Templeton (2011) for a review of history.
 
12
Mahapatra et al. (2009) provide an excellent analysis of various lighting options.
 
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Metadata
Title
Energy Access
Author
Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
Copyright Year
2019
Publisher
Springer London
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-7468-4_17

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