Dr Paolo Agnolucci

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The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Our approach blends expertise from across UCL, to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.



I am an academic with a strong interest in the application of quantitative methods in fields including energy and the environment. I have worked in the private sector and have acted as a consultant to several institutions and private clients, especially the European Commission and the Department for Energy and Climate Change.  I have a PhD in Economics from Birkbeck College and a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from UCL.

Research Summary

  • Applied Econometrics and  Machine Learning
  • Energy Demand 
  • Impacts of Energy Systems
  • Programme Evaluation
  • Trade and Shipping

Research outputs

Don’t be late! Findings from reported perceptions and complaints of energy efficiency retrofits in low-income housing in England 2016 Hamilton IG,Agnolucci P,Oreszczyn T
The impact of Chinese carbon emission trading scheme (ETS) on low carbon energy (LCE) investment 2016 Mo J-L,Agnolucci P,Jiang M-R,Fan Y
Designing optimal infrastructures for delivering hydrogen to consumers 2015 Li FGN,McDowall W,Agnolucci P,Akgul O,Papageorgiou LG
A review of Chinese CO2 emission projections to 2030: the role of economic structure and policy 2015 Grubb M,Sha F,Spencer T,Hughes N,Zhang Z,Agnolucci P
Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health 2015 Watts N,Adger WN,Agnolucci P,Blackstock A,Byass P,Cai W,Chaytor S,Colbourn T,Collins M,Cooper A,Cox PM,Depledge J,Drummond P,Ekins P,Galaz V,Grace D,Graham H,Grubb M,Haines A,Hamilton I,Hunter A,Jiang X,Li M,Kelman I,Liang L,Lott M,Lowe R,Luo Y,Mace G,Maslin M,Nilsson M,Oreszczyn T,Pye S,Quinn T,Svensdotter M,Venevsky S,Warner K,Xu B,Yang J,Yin Y,Yu C,Zhang Q,Gong P,Montgomery H,Costello A
Goodbye Warm Front: Evaluating the Delivery of Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Low-income Homes in England from 2005 to 2012 2015 Hamilton IG,Agnolucci P,Oreszczyn T
The role of hydrogen and fuel cells in providing affordable, secure low-carbon heat 2014 Dodds PE,Ekins P,Hawkes A,Li F,Staffell I,McDowall WAS,Grünewald P,Kansara T,Agnolucci P
The Home Front: A process evaluation of the Warm Front programme 2014 Hamilton I,Agnolucci P
Heat Markets 2014 Li FGN,Agnolucci P
Energy efficiency and time charter rates: Energy efficiency savings recovered by ship owners in the Panamax market 2014 Agnolucci P,Smith T,Rehmatulla N
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Research activities

Analysis of data from heat pumps installed via the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme
Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency (SINCERE) project