The Changing Energy Intensity in Indian Economy: A Sector-Level Analysis Based on Input-Output Model

International Journal of Energy, Economics and Policy, 2016, 6(3), 449-462

21 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2016

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Anjali Tandon

National Council of Applied Economic Research

Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to analyze changing energy intensities in the Indian economy. The hybrid I-O model at constant prices has been used to address the problem of homogenous pricing of energy inputs across sectors of the economy. Results reveal that the indirect rather than direct energy use is an important source of energy consumption. In such scenario, conservation measures should be pegged in upstream suppliers through technological improvements, fuel substitution or input replacements. Finally, the paper argues that improvements in energy efficiency in the production chains are likely to be more effective than changes within the production process.

Keywords: Hybrid Input-Output, Energy intensity, Constant prices

JEL Classification: C67, D57, Q40

Suggested Citation

Tandon, Anjali and Ahmed, Shahid, The Changing Energy Intensity in Indian Economy: A Sector-Level Analysis Based on Input-Output Model (2015). International Journal of Energy, Economics and Policy, 2016, 6(3), 449-462. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2817747

Anjali Tandon (Contact Author)

National Council of Applied Economic Research ( email )

Parisila Bhawan
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New Delhi, 110002
India

Shahid Ahmed

Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University) - Economics ( email )

Jamia Nagar
New Delhi, 110025
India

HOME PAGE: http://jmi.ac.in/economics/faculty-members/Prof_Shahid_Ahmed-1783

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