Sustainable Energy Development: A Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach discusses sustainable energy development, the main path for achieving carbon neutrality, and the use of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) in assessing energy transition in both operational and socio-political forms. It proposes ways to support responsible decision making toward sustainable energy in key areas such as power distribution, household energy, and transportation. The authors have developed frameworks and tools to help choose sustainable energy options like renewable energy technologies, energy efficiency improvements, policies, and how to promote them in different communities. The book includes several case studies focused on electricity, district heating, transport sectors in the European Union (EU), and decision making in the household sector.
- Analyzes the connection between sustainable energy development and the transition toward a carbon neutral society.
- Compares and discusses advanced MCDM tools to support sustainable energy options.
- Develops new frameworks of indicators for the assessment of sustainable regional and national energy system planning, and provides practical illustrative examples in various energy sectors.
- Provides policy implications when promoting sustainable energy development.
- Presents case studies on the applications of multi-criteria tools to support sustainable energy options in different energy sectors.
Readers interested in gaining insight into leading trends in energy efficiency and sustainability, such as academics, researchers, graduate students, and professionals interested in sustainable energy and energy producers, city planners, policy makers, and more, will benefit from the topics and frameworks discussed in this book.