DP 2018-01

Urban and Rural Households' Energy Use: Sets, Shocks, and Strategies in the Philippines

The paper aims to analyze the determinants of household energy portfolio in urban and rural areas and to determine how price shocks and weather variabilities affect energy use in the Philippines. It confirms that energy switching is observed among high-income urban and rural households while energy stacking is observed among rural households---a response to heat index deviation and LPG price shock. The paper also finds that households' energy portfolios have components comprising of modern sources as energy anchors and a component that is most likely to adjust in response to price and weather-related shocks.

Authors: Dacuycuy, Connie B. Dacuycuy, Lawrence B.
Keywords: Philippines energy portfolio energy stacking energy switching energy anchors energy shocks
Focus Area: Climate change
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