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Energy consumption and conservation patterns in Canadian households. Summary report. Habitudes de consommation et de conservation de l'energie dans les foyers Canadiens. Resume

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Abstract

To examine the consumer behavior sector of energy demand patterns in Canada, this report undertook to identify major groupings of households based on energy consumption profiles and energy values, to relate these groupings to situational and demographic factors, and to initiate a comparative analysis of the receptivity of the major groupings to alternative energy conservation policy proposals. Data were collected from household surveys and energy suppliers. Householders were asked about their attitudes to energy conservation and energy policy, and profiles of energy consumption patterns of typical households were identified. To aid in evaluating the research, households were classified according to their levels of in-home energy consumption and automobile gasoline consumption. The findings indicated a range of lifestyles highly interrelated in terms of levels of energy consumption, ownership of energy-consuming products, knowledge and concern for energy issues, willingness to cut back energy consumption, and preferences for alternative conservation policies. The study has shown that most consumers are not very aware of the energy problem, do not see conservation as a serious need, and are unlikely to accept major policy interventions that result in major changes in energy supplies and current lifestyles. A number of recommendations are made as to policies, and  More>>
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1978
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
WL-1978; CE-01164
Reference Number:
CANM-88-001060; ERA-13-033824; EDB-88-102212
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; CANADA; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; HOUSEHOLDS; ENERGY POLICY; SURVEYS; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; NORTH AMERICA; 298000* - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization; 291000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Conservation
OSTI ID:
5041611
Research Organizations:
Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Waterloo, Ontario (Canada); Calgary Univ., Alberta (Canada); Simcoe Energy Systems Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
French
Availability:
CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1; $0.34CAN per page, $3.40 CAN minimum.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: 35
Announcement Date:
May 13, 2001

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McDougall, G H.G., Ritchie, J R.B., and Claxton, J D. Energy consumption and conservation patterns in Canadian households. Summary report. Habitudes de consommation et de conservation de l'energie dans les foyers Canadiens. Resume. Canada: N. p., 1978. Web.
McDougall, G H.G., Ritchie, J R.B., & Claxton, J D. Energy consumption and conservation patterns in Canadian households. Summary report. Habitudes de consommation et de conservation de l'energie dans les foyers Canadiens. Resume. Canada.
McDougall, G H.G., Ritchie, J R.B., and Claxton, J D. 1978. "Energy consumption and conservation patterns in Canadian households. Summary report. Habitudes de consommation et de conservation de l'energie dans les foyers Canadiens. Resume." Canada.
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title = {Energy consumption and conservation patterns in Canadian households. Summary report. Habitudes de consommation et de conservation de l'energie dans les foyers Canadiens. Resume}
author = {McDougall, G H.G., Ritchie, J R.B., and Claxton, J D}
abstractNote = {To examine the consumer behavior sector of energy demand patterns in Canada, this report undertook to identify major groupings of households based on energy consumption profiles and energy values, to relate these groupings to situational and demographic factors, and to initiate a comparative analysis of the receptivity of the major groupings to alternative energy conservation policy proposals. Data were collected from household surveys and energy suppliers. Householders were asked about their attitudes to energy conservation and energy policy, and profiles of energy consumption patterns of typical households were identified. To aid in evaluating the research, households were classified according to their levels of in-home energy consumption and automobile gasoline consumption. The findings indicated a range of lifestyles highly interrelated in terms of levels of energy consumption, ownership of energy-consuming products, knowledge and concern for energy issues, willingness to cut back energy consumption, and preferences for alternative conservation policies. The study has shown that most consumers are not very aware of the energy problem, do not see conservation as a serious need, and are unlikely to accept major policy interventions that result in major changes in energy supplies and current lifestyles. A number of recommendations are made as to policies, and their possible impact, to conserve household energy. 8 refs. 11 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
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