Benefits to vulnerable consumers in Italian energy markets: a focus on the eligibility criterion

Paola Valbonesi with R. Miniaci and C. Scarpa - May 2016

Abstract:  We discuss alternative approaches to define and measure the affordability of energy consumption. We then focus on energy vulnerability in Italy and on the benefit schemes that compensate households in needs for their spending on energy services. We identify the potential beneficiaries of these subsidies in 2012 and investigate if their eligibility criterion is effective in targeting public resources to families in a state of energy vulnerability.

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