The effect of Covid-19 pandemic on energy demand, carbon emission and household budget of households in England due to working from home

Sen, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-8967-9475 and Al-Habaibeh, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-9867-6011, 2020. The effect of Covid-19 pandemic on energy demand, carbon emission and household budget of households in England due to working from home. In: ICAE2020: 12th International Conference on Applied Energy, Bangkok, Thailand (virtual), 1-10 December 2020.

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Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic situation is forcing people to work from home due to lockdown; and as a result, there will be an effect on domestic energy consumption as well as carbon emission, particularly during winter. This paper investigates the change in energy demand, household budget and Carbon emission in upcoming winter of 2020/2021 due to the new patterns of working from home. The results show that a family with well insulated house that normally use a car or more to travel, will not be affected significantly in terms of their household budget; and the increase of carbon emission from heating will be compensated by the reduction in car use. For a family with poorly insulated house who do not travel long distances to work, the lockdown will cause more strain on their budget and they will be consuming more energy for heating and hence producing more carbon emission. The novel methodology implemented can be used to assess energy poverty and the effect of Covid-19 on households in other countries.

Item Type: Conference contribution
Creators: Sen, A. and Al-Habaibeh, A.
Date: December 2020
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Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 13 Jan 2021 09:21
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 09:21
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URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42026

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