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A review of multi-criteria decision-making applications to solve energy management problems: Two decades from 1995 to 2015

Mardani, A. and Zavadskas, E. K. and Khalifah, Z. and Zakuan, N. and Jusoh, A. and Nor, K. M. and Khoshnoudi, M. (2017) A review of multi-criteria decision-making applications to solve energy management problems: Two decades from 1995 to 2015. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 71 . pp. 216-256. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.12.053


Energy management problems associated with rapid institutional, political, technical, ecological, social and economic development have been of critical concern to both national and local governments worldwide for many decades; thus, addressing such issues is a global priority. The main of objective of this study is to provide a review on the application and use of decision making approaches in regard to energy management problems. This paper selected and reviewed 196 published papers, from 1995 to 2015 in 72 important journals related to energy management, which chosen from the “Web of Science” database and in this regard, the systematic and meta-analysis method which called “PRISMA” has been proposed. All published papers were categorized into 13 different fields: environmental impact assessment, waste management, sustainability assessment, renewable energy, energy sustainability, land management, green management topics, water resources management, climate change, strategic environmental assessment, construction and environmental management and other energy management areas. Furthermore, papers were categorized based on the authors, publication year, nationality of authors, region, technique and application, number of criteria, research purpose, gap and contribution, solution and modeling, results and findings. Hybrid MCDM and fuzzy MCDM in the integrated methods were ranked as the first methods in use. The Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review was the important journal in this paper, with 32 published papers. Finally, environmental impact assessment was ranked as the first area that applied decision making approaches. Results of this study acknowledge that decision making approaches can help decision makers and stakeholders in solving some problems under uncertainties situations in environmental decision making and these approaches have seen increasing interest among previous researchers to use these approaches in various steps of environmental decision making process.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:sustainability, waste management, water resources management
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
ID Code:80479
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 May 2019 14:48
Last Modified:22 May 2019 14:48

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