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Energies 2012, 5(8), 2818-2834; doi:10.3390/en5082818

A Fuzzy Utility-Based Multi-Criteria Model for Evaluating Households’ Energy Conservation Performance: A Taiwanese Case Study

Art and Crafts Department, Tung Fang Design University, No.110, Dongfang Rd., Hunei Dist., Kaohsiung City 82941, Taiwan
Received: 25 April 2012 / Revised: 23 July 2012 / Accepted: 24 July 2012 / Published: 2 August 2012
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Abstract

Industry and economy are developed to satisfy the needs and material desires of people. In addition to making high greenhouse gas emissions the responsibility of industry, individuals and families should also be held responsible for the production of greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, we applied the Delphi method, the analytical hierarchy process, utility theory, and fuzzy logic theory to establish an energy conservation assessment model for households. We also emphasize that subsidy policy makers should consider the social responsibility of households and individuals, as well as sustainability of energy conservation.
Keywords: greenhouse gases; households; Delphi method; analytical hierarchy process; utility theory; fuzzy logic theory greenhouse gases; households; Delphi method; analytical hierarchy process; utility theory; fuzzy logic theory
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Hsueh, S.-L. A Fuzzy Utility-Based Multi-Criteria Model for Evaluating Households’ Energy Conservation Performance: A Taiwanese Case Study. Energies 2012, 5, 2818-2834.

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