HOUSEHOLD ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN REGION I, PHILIPPINES: BASIS FOR POLICY AGENDA ON ENERGY CONSERVATION
Divino Amor P. Rivera (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University)
Paulito C. Nisperos (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University)
Alicia F. Oliva (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University)
The study generated energy consumption of household in Region I as basis in the policy agenda identification. It sought answers on characteristic of household heads, households and household energy consumption; level of accuracy using data imputation and; significant difference between the data imputation procedures. This study is descriptive research using Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS) administered to 1,133 respondents in Region I.
More than three-fourths (76.88) percent of the respondents were male as heads and almost one-fourth were female; almost one-third (30.63%) were self-employed. 9/10 uses electricity for lighting; 8/10 uses it in entertainment. On the ownership of vehicles, 28.42% were owners, while still a greater portion does not own vehicles. The relationship between characteristics of the household and their fuel consumption gave a negative negligible correlation; regression imputation was consistent in creating a complete data with 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% of the missing value on the data set.
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