An investigation into the current household energy consumption mix in Nigeria

Pokubo, D. and Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, 2019. An investigation into the current household energy consumption mix in Nigeria. In: A. Al-Habaibeh ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, A. Asthana and V. Vukovic, eds., The International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF): Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, 9 to 11 September 2019. Nottinigham: Nottingham Trent University: Publications, pp. 67-72. ISBN 9781912253012

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Abstract

Energy in any national economy is considered as a fundamental asset required for sustainable development and improvement of living standards. Within the context of developing countries, energy plays an even more significant role, as it is needed to meet up with the energy demands associated with rising economic growth, rising population and large-scale urbanisation. Being one of the leading African economies, Nigeria faces huge sustainability challenges associated with rising energy consumption. Much of the country’s population relies on fossil fuel-based energy and solid fuels for energy generation and consumption. For which, the utilisation of these fuels is often considered as contributors to rising carbon footprints and diseases associated with household air pollution. This study, therefore, examines the current energy consumption mix in relation household energy use and its likely effects on the environment and health of Nigerians. Findings emerging from the study indicated that electricity, firewood, charcoal and liquified petroleum gas are the main household energy sources in Nigeria. The study also recommends that increased awareness on the health and environmental impacts of dependence on conventional energy sources would not only improve energy consumption trends amongst households but will enhance energy security and Nigeria’s final energy consumption patterns. which, the utilisation of these fuels is often considered as contributors to rising carbon footprints and diseases associated with household air pollution. This study, therefore, examines the current energy consumption mix in relation household energy use and its likely effects on the environment and health of Nigerians. Findings emerging from the study indicated that electricity, firewood, charcoal and liquified petroleum gas are the main household energy sources in Nigeria. The study also recommends that increased awareness on the health and environmental impacts of dependence on conventional energy sources would not only improve energy consumption trends amongst households but will enhance energy security and Nigeria’s final energy consumption patterns.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Pokubo, D. and Al-Habaibeh, A.
Publisher: Nottingham Trent University: Publications
Place of Publication: Nottinigham
Date: 9 September 2019
ISBN: 9781912253012
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Rights: Copyright © 2019 Nottingham Trent University
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 16 Oct 2019 13:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 13:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37979

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