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The energy transition history of fuelwood replacement for liquefied petroleum gas in Brazilian households from 1920 to 2016

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Author(s):
Coelho, Suani Teixeira [1] ; Sanches-Pereira, Alessandro [1, 2, 3] ; Tudeschini, Luis Gustavo [1, 4] ; Goldemberg, Jose [1]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energy & Environm, Res Grp Bioenergy, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] KTH Royal Inst Technol, Dept Energy Technol, Stockholm - Sweden
[3] Inst 17, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Int Inst Appl Syst Anal, Energy Program, Laxemburg - Austria
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENERGY POLICY; v. 123, p. 41-52, DEC 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

In Brazil, there are almost ten million people relying on traditional use of biomass for cooking, which correspond to about five percent of the country's population. The vast majority lives in poor municipalities away from urban centers. The replacement of fuelwood for LPG is the result of an intense urbanization process and governmental intervention based on price regulation and subsidies. In 2015, the energy demand for cooking in the Brazilian households was 46 TJ, LPG covered 51% of the demand and the remaining 49% relied on fuelwood to supply the demand for energy. This study shows that there are enormous variations in the level of consumption and the types of fuels used due to the regional complexity of Brazil. In addition, it also shows the transition from fuelwood for cooking to modern fuels such as LPG does follow a consistent pattern in Brazil. Decisions related to energy consumption and fuel type are strongly influenced by accessibility, affordability and the convenience of the fuel. (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
FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
FAPESP's process: 14/22355-8 - Evolution of consumption patterns, economic convergence and carbon footprint of development: a comparison Brazil-France (ECOPA)
Grantee:Alessandro Sanches Pereira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/03319-0 - Evolution of consumption patterns, economic convergence and carbon footprint of development: a comparison Brazil – France (ECOPA)
Grantee:Luis Gustavo Tudeschini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)