This paper explores the changes in regional electricity consumption at the NUTS 3 level in Italy over the period 2000–2013. The analysis of regional electricity consumption changes is carried out by introducing a spatial shift-share decomposition measuring the neighbourhood effect on regional energy efficiency change. Our findings show that a shift toward less electricity-intensive activity sectors has occurred in almost all regions, reducing regional electricity consumption. A fall in economic activity has contributed to reducing electricity consumption in many regions, especially in Southern Italy. Notwithstanding the negative contributions of changes in industry-mix and economic activity, electricity consumption has increased in most regions due to the increase in electricity intensity. The increase in electricity intensity in Southern and North-Eastern regions has been enhanced by a neighbourhood disadvantage in energy efficiency. Electricity intensity has decreased in most NUTS 3 regions in Sardinia, an Italian region at the NUTS 2 level, due to both regional and neighbourhood advantages in energy efficiency.
Energy Policy – Elsevier
Published: Feb 1, 2018
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera