Energy Use from the Household Perspective

  • Mattias Höjer
  • Anders Gullberg
  • Ronny Pettersson


In this book we argue that energy use is fundamental to how a city should be viewed in relation to ecological sustainability goals. Therefore, it is important to understand current patterns of energy use. When we focus on the private and public consumption of a given population (Stockholm residents), we cannot use the usual energy statistics, which primarily describe energy use in a specific economic sector or a geographic area, usually Sweden. For this reason, we have done completely new calculations that consider the energy content of goods and services that are exported and imported, which will allow us to estimate the total direct and indirect energy use of the given population.


Energy Content Public Consumption National Account Direct Energy District Heating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mattias Höjer
    • 1
  • Anders Gullberg
    • 2
  • Ronny Pettersson
    • 3
  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable CommunicationsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Committee for Stockholm ResearchStockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Economic HistoryStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

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