Affordability in energy consumption: the assessment of fuel poverty and the design of energy benefit










Teacher in charge: Prof.ssa Paola Valbonesi


Activity: The activities within this research project lead to investigate the following topics:

  1. Analysis of alternative definitions of energy poverty and measures of affordability of energy consumption.
  2. Study of the emergence of energy poverty in Italy from 1998 to 2012.
  3. Review of the public policies to support energy consumption of vulnerable consumers in the EU countries.
  4. Analysis of the design of energy benefits adopted in Italy: assessment of the appropriateness of the eligibility criteria by comparing the population targeted by the policy and the population actually facing affordability problems.