The Renewable Energy Industry and the Need for a Multi-Criteria Analysis

  • José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


Energy systems play an important role in the economic and social development of a country. The selection among different alternatives for the expansion of renewable energy sources, where the environmental dimension is added to the usual economic, technical and social criteria demands the utilization of powerful decision-aid techniques. The traditional single decision-making approach is no longer able to handle these problems. The multiplicity of criteria, and the involvement of different actors in the decision procedure, makes multi-criteria analysis a valuable tool in the policy formulation for fossil fuel energy substitution by renewable energy sources.


Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Source Energy Project Energy Planning Energy Efficiency Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Escuela Técnica Superior de NáuticaUniversity of CantabriaSantanderSpain

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