Publications

Air-Conditioning and the adaptation cooling deficit in emerging economies
Air-Conditioning and the adaptation cooling deficit in emerging economies

Air-Conditioning and the adaptation cooling deficit in emerging economies

Filippo Pavanello et al.
on Nature Communications 12

  • As temperatures continue to rise, AC adoption rates will skyrocket over the next 20 years.
  • By 2040 between 64 and 100 million households in India, Brasil, Mexico & Indonesia will not be able to afford the use of AC to cool themselves adequately

 

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Residential electricity demand projections for Italy: A spatial downscaling approach
Residential electricity demand projections for Italy: A spatial downscaling approach

Residential electricity demand projections for Italy: A spatial downscaling approach

Enrica De Cian et al.
on Energy Policy Volume 160, 112639

  • In this paper, we present residential electricity demand for Italy downscaled at 1 km resolution in 2050.
  • Changing patterns are driven by population density, GDP per capita and Cooling Degree Days.

 

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Power systems’ performance under high renewables’ penetration rates: a natural experiment due to the COVID-19 demand shock
Power systems’ performance under high renewables’ penetration rates: a natural experiment due to the COVID-19 demand shock

Power systems’ performance under high renewables’ penetration rates: a natural experiment due to the COVID-19 demand shock

Francesco Colelli et al.
on Environmental Research Letters 16 064018

  • We empirically investigate how power systems in 5 EU countries have dealt with the pandemic shock
  • Results provide valuable evidence on current systems’ dynamics during high renewables’ shares and increased demand volatility
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The role of residential air circulation and cooling demand for electrification planning: Implications of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa
The role of residential air circulation and cooling demand for electrification planning: Implications of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

The role of residential air circulation and cooling demand for electrification planning: Implications of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa

Malcolm Mistry et al.
on Energy Economics Volume 99

  • Large unmet cooling needs among energy poor households of Africa.
  • Growing heat stress in the region due to climate change.
  • Modeling scenario of cooling appliances uptake and use.
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Sharing the burden: quantifying climate change spillovers in the European Union under the Paris Agreement
Sharing the burden: quantifying climate change spillovers in the European Union under the Paris Agreement

Sharing the burden: quantifying climate change spillovers in the European Union under the Paris Agreement

Malcolm Mistry et al.
on Spatial Economic Analysis

  • This study uses spatial econometrics to account for the interdependencies between the subnational EU regions to estimate the future impacts of changes in temperature on sectoral labour productivity under the Paris Agreement
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Impacts of a warmer world on space cooling demand in Brazilian households
Impacts of a warmer world on space cooling demand in Brazilian households

Impacts of a warmer world on space cooling demand in Brazilian households

Paula Borges et al.
on Energy and Buildings Volume 234, 110696

  • Energy consumption for AC appliances are expected to increase as temperatures rises
  • In all observed scenarios, energy use for AC increases up to 190%
  • Weather parameters alone cannot directly translate energy consumption
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Cooling demand in Integrated Assessment Models: a Methodological Review
Cooling demand in Integrated Assessment Models: a Methodological Review

Cooling demand in Integrated Assessment Models: a Methodological Review

Francesco Colelli et al.
on Environmental Research Letters

  • How do the IAMs include cooling and heating requirements in their projections?
  • We systematically review and compare 88 scenarios of energy demand in commercial and residential buildings …

 

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A High Spatiotemporal Resolution Global Gridded Dataset of Historical Human Discomfort Indices
A High Spatiotemporal Resolution Global Gridded Dataset of Historical Human Discomfort Indices

A High Spatiotemporal Resolution Global Gridded Dataset of Historical Human Discomfort Indices

Malcolm Mistry
on Atmosphere 2020, 11(8), 835

  • The dataset includes 8 daily indices at 0.25° × 0.25° gridded resolution spanning 49 years over the period 1970–2018
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Impacts of climate change on energy systems in global and regional scenarios.
Impacts of climate change on energy systems in global and regional scenarios.

Impacts of climate change on energy systems in global and regional scenarios.

Enrica De Cian et al.
on Nature Energy (2020)

  • We analyse results of 220 studies projecting climate impacts on energy systems globally and at the regional scale…
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Air conditioning and electricity expenditure: The role of climate in temperate countries
Air conditioning and electricity expenditure: The role of climate in temperate countries

Air conditioning and electricity expenditure: The role of climate in temperate countries

Teresa Randazzo et al.
on Economic Modelling Volume 90

  • Our new study shows that owning and using an Air Conditioner greatly increases the electricity bills of households, with important implications for the energy poverty of the less well-off.
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Can the Paris Agreement Support Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Can the Paris Agreement Support Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Can the Paris Agreement Support Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?

Lorenza Campagnolo et al.
on Ancillary Benefits of Climate Policy

  • This book chapter provides an ex-ante, quantitative assessment of the synergies and trade-offs between the implementation of the Paris Agreement and sustainable development.
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Historical global gridded degree‐days: A high‐spatial resolution database of CDD and HDD
Historical global gridded degree‐days: A high‐spatial resolution database of CDD and HDD

Historical global gridded degree‐days: A high‐spatial resolution database of CDD and HDD

Malcolm Mistry
on Geoscience Data Journal

  • A new high definition dataset dedicated to Degree Days from 1970 till 2018: Cooling Degree Days, Cooling Degree Days wet bulb, Heating degree Days
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Building a Framework to Understand the Energy Needs of Adaptation
Building a Framework to Understand the Energy Needs of Adaptation

Building a Framework to Understand the Energy Needs of Adaptation

Marinella Davide et al.
on Sustainability 2019, 11(15), 4085

  • We introduce a framework to identify the energy use associated with adaptation options identified in the Paris Agreement, relating them to the 2030 UN Agenda for sustainable development
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Households’ adaptation in a warming climate. Air conditioning and thermal insulation choices
Households’ adaptation in a warming climate. Air conditioning and thermal insulation choices

Households’ adaptation in a warming climate. Air conditioning and thermal insulation choices

Enrica De Cian et al.
on Environmental Science & Policy 100

  • This is the 1st analysis of Air Conditioning adoption in households in Europe till 2040 based OECD data: climate change, urbanization, wealth, presence of elderly & children are major drivers 
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Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change
Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change

Amplification of future energy demand growth due to climate change

Enrica De Cian et al.
on Nature Communications 10

  • Global energy demand is expected to increase by 11-58% in 2050 because of climate change, with important regional differences.
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A High-Resolution Global Gridded Historical Dataset of Climate Extreme Indices
A High-Resolution Global Gridded Historical Dataset of Climate Extreme Indices

A High-Resolution Global Gridded Historical Dataset of Climate Extreme Indices

Malcolm Mistry
on Data 2019

  • 71 Climate Extremes Indices in one new high resolution dataset, based on WMO and NASA GLDAS, suited for sectoral impacts assessment and hot spot analyses
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