Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Coping with residential electricity demand in India’s future – How much can efficiency achieve?
- Author(s): Letschert, Virginie
- McNeil, Michael
- et al.
The time when energy-related carbon emissions come overwhelmingly from developed countries is coming to a close. China will soon overtake the United States as the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gas emissions. Meanwhile, India also seems to be on track to experience rapid long-term economic expansion. With this growth will surely come continued massive growth in energy demand. This paper explores the dynamics of that demand growth for one sector – residential electricity – and the realistic potential for coping with it through efficiency.