EPSEI – Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage

A project for the integration of methodologies and tools concerning the evaluation of investments for sustainable energy.

Duration
4 years from 01/04/2011 to 01/04/2015
Funded by
  • Marie Curie Actions - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, FP7 - People

Coordinating organization
  • Università di Torino

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

The EPSEI exchange program aims at improving the integration of methodologies and tools concerning the evaluation of investments for sustainable energy.

The project addresses three research aspects concerning the fragmentation into sectoral domains and national traditions:

  • the prospective investigation deriving from the study on the legal framework is rather underestimated in economic modelling and econometric analysis, where the attention is focused mainly on legal constraints instead of the dynamics of norms;
  • the scientific expertise needs to be more integrated into social science research concerning energy topics. The mitigation of climate change by means of international agreements is an example of scientific dialogue, though insufficient because mediated by policymakers and public opinion;
  • the evaluation of the policies for sustainable energy investments requires to connect several national approaches on such topics, not only in the European Research Area, where the fragmentation of social sciences into national traditions is a matter of fact, but also in other research areas where policy options concerning sustainable energy are conditioned by geological, geoeconomic and geopolitical considerations, such as countries rich in energy resources or acting as global players.

CMCC Role

Partner of the project. CMCC will contribute in the mobility programme thought the exchange of researchers from Italy to China.


Activity

Technical assessment and sustainability issues related to the analysis of the environmental challenges, including water pollution and climate change.


Partners
  • Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
  • Università di Torino
  • Università del Piemonte Orientale
  • ULUND - Lund University
  • Université de Provence
  • TU - Tsinghua University
  • Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences
  • Tomsk State University

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