Residential energy consumption across different population groups: Comparative analysis for Latino and non-Latino households in U.S.A.

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Residential energy cost, an important part of the household budget, varies significantly across different population groups. In the United States, researchers have conducted many studies of household fuel consumption by fuel type -- electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) -- and by geographic areas. The results of past research have also demonstrated significant variation in residential energy use across various population groups, including white, black, and Latino. However, research shows that residential energy demand by fuel type for Latinos, the fastest-growing population group in the United States, has not been explained by economic and noneconomic factors ... continued below

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Poyer, D.A.; Teotia, A.P.S. & Henderson, L. May 1, 1998.

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Residential energy cost, an important part of the household budget, varies significantly across different population groups. In the United States, researchers have conducted many studies of household fuel consumption by fuel type -- electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) -- and by geographic areas. The results of past research have also demonstrated significant variation in residential energy use across various population groups, including white, black, and Latino. However, research shows that residential energy demand by fuel type for Latinos, the fastest-growing population group in the United States, has not been explained by economic and noneconomic factors in any available statistical model. This paper presents a discussion of energy demand and expenditure patterns for Latino and non-Latino households in the United States. The statistical model developed to explain fuel consumption and expenditures for Latino households is based on Stone and Geary`s linear expenditure system model. For comparison, the authors also developed models for energy consumption in non-Latino, black, and nonblack households. These models estimate consumption of and expenditures for electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, and LPG by various households at the national level. The study revealed significant variations in the patterns of fuel consumption for Latinos and non-Latinos. The model methodology and results of this research should be useful to energy policymakers in government and industry, researchers, and academicians who are concerned with economic and energy issues related to various population groups.

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  • Other: DE98007293
  • Report No.: ANL/DIS/TM--52
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • DOI: 10.2172/661568 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 661568
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707042

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Poyer, D.A.; Teotia, A.P.S. & Henderson, L. Residential energy consumption across different population groups: Comparative analysis for Latino and non-Latino households in U.S.A., report, May 1, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707042/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.