Regional Disparities in the Hungarian Urban Energy Consumption – Part I Cover Image

Területi különbségek a megyei jogú városok energia-felhasználásában – I. rész
Regional Disparities in the Hungarian Urban Energy Consumption – Part I

Author(s): Zoltán Nagy, Tekla Sebestyén Szép, Dóra Szendi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal
Keywords: AR-Gini; Theil-index; urban energy consumption; inequalities; smart city

Summary/Abstract: The cities account for 60 to 80% of global energy consumption and based on projections the development of urban areas will be the main engine of energy use growth in the future. It can be stated that this topic plays only marginal role in urban research. However in energy economics more and more studies focus on smart energy city and resilient city related to energy use as a possible way toward sustainability and human well-being. Hereinafter our main objective is to examine the dimension of smart environment through the residential energy use. We focus on the regional disparities of urban energy use (electricity use per capita and natural gas consumption per capita) in Hungary. The analysis covers 23 Hungarian towns with county rights and Budapest. The examined time period is from 2010 to 2015. This comprehensive study is divided into two main parts. In the first part simple statistic methods (such as spread, range, mean, standard deviation, dual indicator – applicable indicators for measuring the spatial polarization) are applied.

  • Issue Year: 58/2018
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 447-461
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian