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Kuwait Residential Energy Outlook: Modeling the Diffusion of Energy Conservation Measures


Abstract The residential building sector accounts for more than 26% of the global energy consumption and 17% of global CO2 emissions. Due to the low cost of electricity in Kuwait and increase of population, Kuwaiti electricity consumption tripled during the past 30 years and is expected to increase by 20% by 2027. In this dissertation, a framework is developed to assess energy savings techniques to help policy-makers make educated decisions. The Kuwait residential energy outlook is studied by modeling the baseline energy consumption and the diffusion of energy conservation measures (ECMs) to identify the impacts on household energy consumption and CO2 emissions.



The energy resources and power generation in Kuwait were studied. The characteristic... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Alajmi, Turki (Author) / Phelan, Patrick E (Advisor) / Kaloush, Kamil (Committee member) / Huang, Huei-Ping (Committee member) / Wang, Liping (Committee member) / Hajiah, Ali (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Mechanical engineering / diffusion model / Energy conservation measures / Energy outlook / Energy policy / Energy scenarios / Unit energy consumption
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Doctoral Dissertation Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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