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Sectoral Changes in Consumption and Intensity of Energy in India

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  • Rabindranath Bhattacharya

    (Kalyani University, West Bengal, India)

  • Shyamal Paul

    (Khalisani Mahavidyala, West Bengal, India)

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    This paper applies a complete decomposition technique for decomposing the sectoral changes in energy consumption and energy intensity in India during 1980-96. The complete decomposition model decomposes the residual in the general decomposition model by jointly created and equally distributed rule. Results indicate a lack of energy efficiency in the agricultural sector. The aggregate energy intensity is negative and implies an improvement in energy efficiency which, however, is tempered by a strong activity effect.

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    Article provided by Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its journal Indian Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 2 (July)
    Pages: 381-392

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    Handle: RePEc:dse:indecr:v:36:y:2001:i:2:p:381-392

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    2. Paul, Shyamal & Bhattacharya, Rabindra N., 2004. "Causality between energy consumption and economic growth in India: a note on conflicting results," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 26(6), pages 977-983, November.
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