Electricity price and consumption
The price of electricity for householders increased by 7.6 percent between the third and the fourth quarter of 2018. In the same period of the previous year, the price decreased by 1.1 percent. It may be assumed that Italians are relatively aware of electricity costs and consumption. A survey conducted among householders in 2018 revealed that 40 percent of respondents knew both the cost of electricity and the level of consumption , whereas 31 percent of them were only aware of the cost. Lastly, almost one third of interviewees had no clue about neither the amount of electricity they consumed nor about the cost of it.
Energy saving among Italians
On the other hand, Italians seem to be very much aware of the benefits that energy saving can bring to the environment. In fact, this is one of the environmental topics Italians feel more informed and committed about. Furthermore, a remarkable share of Italians has the habit to put in place energy efficiency measures in their everyday life.