A review of household energy consumption research from the perspective of spatial scale

Lu JIANG, Gengzhi HUANG, Huichun XIE, Changjian WANG, Jie GUO, Zhiqiang DONG
2021 地理科学进展  
Energy is one of the core topics of geographic research. As a typical activity involving regional human-land relationship, household energy consumption is a major trend in the refined research of energy geography. Based on the spatial scale perspective of geography, we reviewed the origins of energy geography research, the spatial characteristics of household energy consumption, formation mechanism, and data sources. Three main conclusions are drawn: 1) Constructing a panoramic survey framework
more » ... of household energy data, including the geographical type, energy type, quantity, and use in the scope of the survey. 2) Meso-scale research needs to be strengthened. Coordination through the micro-medium-macro-scale relationship is conducive to understanding and grasping the characteristics and patterns of household energy consumption from a nested structure as a whole. 3) Constructing a comprehensive analysis framework of multi-factors such as household attributes, geographic factors, and lifestyles, and analyzing the dynamic drivers for the formation of spatial characteristics of household energy consumption, to realize the essential understanding of the spatial differentiation process of household energy consumption. This study contributes to the internationalization of energy-related spatial research and practice in the field of geography, and has positive significance for supplementing the theoretical perspective of Chinese household energy consumption research.
doi:10.18306/dlkxjz.2021.10.014 fatcat:ivfhkvzfrfblvlwc5ferrfmvvy