Multi criteria analysis in the renewable energy industry by Jose Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo

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Intervention Type focuses on stakeholder participation, sustainable manufacturing/engineering technology, remediation/restoration initiatives, or other strategies—for example, life-cycle assessment. • Methodology focuses on environmental impact assessment or applied spatial/GIS analysis. growth oF Mcda In envIronMental FIelds We must first ask a few questions: Is MCDA usage becoming established within environmental decision making? 1 Graph showing the percent of MCDA papers within environmental papers over time.

1 shows the results of such a ranking. PAirwiSe cOMPAriSOn (AHP) Pairwise comparison is another method of weight elicitation, which is specific to the analytic hierarchy process. In this method, each criterion is compared to another and the stakeholder assesses to which degree one criterion dominates another. The scale on which this is judged ranges from 1 (no more dominant) to 9 (much more dominant), where the reciprocal of each of these scores is used if the latter criterion trumps the former.

Of dredged material Source: Adapted from Kiker, G. , T. S. Bridges, and J. Kim (2008). ” Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 14(3): 495–511. 1 This graphic, from the DECERNS analysis program, shows how each management alternative (far right) relates to the criteria (center) for the New York–New Jersey Harbor dredging project. cocheco rIver case PrObleM idenTificATiOn fOr cOcHecO dredging The Cocheco River dredging is similar to the New York–New Jersey Harbor case in several ways, especially in the alternative choices and the criteria used.

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