Households Vulnerable to Rising Energy Prices. TransFair-AT Research Brief #1
Studies, March 2023, 12 pages
Commissioned by: Klima- und Energiefonds
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna – e-think - Zentrum für Energiewirtschaft und Umwelt – Vienna University of Technology
This research brief provides an overview of the characteristics of households potentially at risk of double energy vulnerability.
First, we ask what determines low-income households that are particularly affected by pricing CO2 emissions. Based
on this, we identify characteristics that are considered relevant for mapping households' vulnerability to rising carbon prices
and look for suitable indicators that can quantify these categories. From the sum of identified characteristics, we identify
vulnerable households and present preliminary results on how many households in Austria are potentially significantly affected
by rising fuel and carbon prices.
Research group:Labour Economics, Income and Social Security – Climate, Environmental and Resource Economics