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MAPPING FUEL POVERTY RISK AT THE MUNICIPAL LEVEL:A SMALL-SCALE ANALYSIS OF ITALIAN ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE, CENSUS AND SURVEY DATA

WORKING PAPER d'Alberto Corsini (Université Côte d’Azur -CNRS GREDEG and OIPE), Riccardo Camboni (University of Padovaand OIPE), Raffaele Miniaci (University of BresciaandOIPE) and Paola Valbonesi (University of Padovaand OIPE).

ABSTRACT: We use thenearest neighbour propensity score matchingto link dwellings holding Energy Performance Certificates(EPCs)in the Italian provinceof Trevisowith information on the socio-economic characteristics of households most likely to inhabit them.We constructadatabase of 17,405dwellings for which information on standardized energy needs is matched to data on (potential) inhabitantsand their imputed income, basedrespectively on census recordsand survey data. Our analysis shows that EPC registers can be exploited to investigate how income and housing conditions affectfuel poverty and to identify municipal areas with higher fuel poverty risk. Our findingshighlight that when designing interventions to reduce fuel poverty, policymakers should target households based not onlyon their income but also on type of heating fuel, andonefficiency and the size of their accommodation.

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