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Linking electricity consumption of home appliances and standard of living: A comparison between Brazilian and French households

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Grottera, Carolina [1] ; Barbier, Carine [2] ; Sanches-Pereira, Alessandro [3, 4] ; de Abreu, Mariana Weiss [1] ; Uchoa, Christiane [1] ; Tudeschini, Luis Gustavo [3] ; Cayla, Jean-Michel [5] ; Nadaud, Franck [2] ; Pereira, Jr., Amaro Olimpio [1] ; Cohen, Claude [6] ; Coelho, Suani Teixeira [3]
Total Authors: 11
[1] Fed Univ Rio de Janeiro UFRJ, Postgrad Sch Engn COPPE, Energy Planning Program, Rio De Janeiro - Brazil
[2] CIRED, UMR 8568, Nogent Sur Marne - France
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energy & Environm, Res Grp Bioenergy, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Energy Technol, Stockholm - Sweden
[5] EDF, Res & Dev Div, Paris - France
[6] Fed Fluminense Univ, Ctr Studies Dev & Inequal, Interdisciplinary Grp Studies Environm & Soc, NIMAS CEDE UFF, Niteroi, RJ - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 6
Document type: Review article
Source: RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS; v. 94, p. 877-888, OCT 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2

Solutions based exclusively on technology are unlikely to fully deliver a transition towards a low-carbon society. Shifts in consumption patterns and lifestyles associated with technological solutions are essential to achieve safe GHG concentration levels. Considering households' consumption patterns, residential electricity consumption represents a major issue, as it is closely related to lifestyle choices and living standards. In this context, this paper discusses how specific electricity requirements may vary across different deciles of living standard in Brazil and France. The present evaluation is based on specific electricity consumption and its corresponding carbon dioxide emissions for different home appliances used for food conservation, lighting, daily chores (e.g. cloth washing), as well as information and leisure. Results ratify, on the one hand, the significant income gap existing between French and Brazilian households. On the other hand, they show that differences regarding specific electricity requirements in the two countries are lower than intuitively expected. Hence, they evidence a converging trend in electricity requirements between the two countries, especially among higher income deciles. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/51466-7 - Evolution of consumption patterns, economic convergence and carbon footprint of development: a comparison Brazil-France
Grantee:Suani Teixeira Coelho
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants