Quotation Acharya, Bikram, Marhold, Klaus. 2019. Determinants of Household Energy Use and Fuel Switching Behavior in Nepal. Energy. 169 1132-1138.




This paper analyzes the energy selection behavior of Nepalese households, specifically the effects of socio-demographic factors on the energy mix. To overcome the limitations of prior research and to accurately model household energy selection and consumption behavior simultaneously, this study uses the multiple discrete continuous extreme value (MDCEV) model. The empirical analysis was performed on data from the Annual Household Survey (AHS) conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Nepal. The results show that lower education levels of the household and private house ownership are linked to the consumption of fuels such as firewood and kerosene, whereas ownership of information and communications technology (ICT) devices and access to renewable energy lead to a preferred selection of more modern, cleaner fuels. The results provide implications for policy measures supporting a shift towards the use of cleaner fuels such as LPG and electricity to overcome the negative effects of traditional fuels on personal health and the environment.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Energy
Citation Index SCI
WU-Journal-Rating new VW-C
Language English
Title Determinants of Household Energy Use and Fuel Switching Behavior in Nepal
Volume 169
Year 2019
Page from 1132
Page to 1138
Reviewed? Y
URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0360544218324757
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.12.109
Open Access N


Marhold, Klaus (Details)
Acharya, Bikram (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2943 Research and innovation management (Details)
2951 Technology transfer (Details)
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