Energy Decisions and the Environment

A Guide to the Use of Multicriteria Methods

  • Benjamin F. Hobbs
  • Peter Meier

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 1-14
  3. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 15-44
  4. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 45-65
  5. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 67-98
  6. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 99-109
  7. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 111-122
  8. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 123-158
  9. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 159-178
  10. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 179-205
  11. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 207-234
  12. Benjamin F. Hobbs, Peter Meier
    Pages 235-237
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 239-257

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

calculus decision analysis decision making electricity linear optimization multiple-criteria decision-making

Editors and affiliations

  • Benjamin F. Hobbs
    • 1
  • Peter Meier
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA
  2. 2.International Development and Energy AssociatesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4477-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7017-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4477-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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