International Series in Operations Research & Management Science

Energy Decisions and the Environment

A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods

Authors: Hobbs, Benjamin F., Meier, Peter

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Planning, operating, and policy making in the electric utility and natural gas sectors involves important trade-offs among economic, social, and environmental criteria. These trade-offs figure prominently in ongoing debates about how to meet growing energy demands and how to restructure the world's power industry. Energy Decisions and the Environment: A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods reviews practical tools for multicriteria (also called multiobjective) decision analysis that can be used to quantify trade-offs and contribute to more consistent, informed, and transparent decision making. These methods are designed to generate and effectively communicate information about trade-offs; to help people form, articulate, and apply value judgments in decision making; and to promote effective negotiation among stakeholders with competing interests. Energy Decisions and the Environment: A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods includes explanations of a wide range of methods, tutorial applications that readers can duplicate, a detailed review of energy-environment applications, and three in-depth case studies.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hobbs, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • The Application of MCDM Methods

    Hobbs, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 15-44

  • Screening and Tradeoff Analysis

    Hobbs, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 45-65

  • Scaling, Weighting and Amalgamation

    Hobbs, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 67-98

  • Resolving Differences (Step 10)

    Hobbs, Benjamin F. (et al.)

    Pages 99-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Decisions and the Environment
Book Subtitle
A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods
Authors
Series Title
International Series in Operations Research & Management Science
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-4477-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-4477-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7875-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7017-8
Series ISSN
0884-8289
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 257
Topics