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Environmental Science and Pollution Research

, Volume 26, Issue 18, pp 17939–17949 | Cite as

Comprehensive evaluation on low-carbon development of coal enterprise groups

  • Bang-jun WangEmail author
  • Yan-fang Wu
  • Jia-lu Zhao
Environmental Pollution and Energy Management
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Abstract

Scientifically evaluating the level of low-carbon development in terms of theoretical and practical significance is extremely important to coal enterprise groups for implementing national energy-related systems. This assessment can assist in building institutional mechanisms that are conducive for the economic development of coal business cycle and energy conservation as well as promoting the healthy development of coal enterprises to realize coal scientific development and resource utilization. First, by adopting systematic analysis method, this study builds low-carbon development evaluation index system for coal enterprise groups. Second, to determine the weight serving as guideline and criteria of the index, analytic hierarchy process (AHP) is applied using integrated linear weighted sum method to evaluate the level of low-carbon development of coal enterprise groups. Evaluation is also performed by coal enterprise groups, and the process comprises field analysis and evaluation. Finally, industrial policies are proposed regarding the development of low-carbon coal conglomerate strategies and measures. This study aims mainly to guide the low-carbon development of coal enterprise groups, solve the problem of coal mining and the destruction of ecological environment, support the conservation of raw materials and various resources, and achieve the sustainable development of the coal industry.

Keywords

Coal enterprise group Low-carbon development Evaluation index system Comprehensive evaluation Linear weighted summation method (LWSM) Development countermeasures 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We also want to thank the editor and the reviewers.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ManagementChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouChina

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