An ex post criticism, based on stakeholders’ preferences, of a residential sector’s energy master plan: the case study of the Sicilian region

Giorgia Peri, Gianfranco Rizzo, Antonino Giaccone, Giovanni Lascari

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Abstract

Energy master plans are important tools for an effective and sustainable land governance. On the other hand, the stakeholder role in setting priorities forplanning energy interventions is dramatically increasing,also in the light of recently issued European directives.The priorities of energy-saving measures of theSicilian energy and environmental master plan wereoriginally established with the application of typicaleconomic indicators (the cost of saved energy and thecost of avoided pollutant emissions). During the prioritizationprocess, there was a minor contribution fromstakeholders who were not directly involved in thepriority-setting process but were only asked to expresstheir opinions according to the in-force regulations.Based on more active stakeholder involvement in hierarchizinga given set of actions, as required by therecently issued directives, the University of Palermo,which participated in the development of this masterplan, assessed an ex post evaluation of these establishedeconomy-based priorities, by means of the applicationof a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) tool. Theresulting changed priorities, which lead to a better policyallocation of the regional budget for energy efficiency inthe building sector, confirm the preeminent role playedby the stakeholders in the development of energy plans,further supported by a sensitivity analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-149
Number of pages21
JournalEnergy Efficiency
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)

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