A top-down approach to modelling national energy demand: example of residential sector space heating
Book chapter, 2011
Decomposition and econometrics are used to model future energy demand for
residential sector space heating, in the context of the development of the economy.
The objective of this modelling work is to assess the roles of national trends
in personal income, energy prices, carbon taxes, and general energy efficiency
improvements. The outputs should provide an alternative yet complementary
perspective on the development of energy demand to that obtained from models
that focus on bottom-up technologies, se e.g., Chapter 14.