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Energies 2018, 11(12), 3401; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11123401

Low-Carbon Energy Planning: A Hybrid MCDM Method Combining DANP and VIKOR Approach

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Transportation and Vehicle Engineering College, Shandong University of Technology, Zibo 255000, China
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College of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, China
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Transportation College, Jilin University, Changchun, China
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Received: 1 November 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 30 November 2018 / Published: 4 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Thermal Energy Utilization Technologies in Buildings)
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With the development of urbanization, people’s living standards have improved. Simultaneously, the growing aggravation of resource shortages and environmental pollution have also gradually attracted widespread attention. Low-carbon energy planning can effectively reduce dependence on fossil resources and carbon emissions to the atmosphere, as well as improve the utilization of resources. Therefore, the formulation and evaluation of low-carbon energy planning have become the focus of attention for related colleges and institutions. This paper puts forward a hybrid multi-criteria decision making(MCDM) method combining decision making trial and evaluation laboratory(DEMATEL), analytical network process(ANP), and VIKOR to obtain the weight of each criterion and evaluate each alternative about low-carbon energy planning for building. A hierarchy structure of criteria involving cost, safety, reliability, and environment protection is built. Afterwards, a case of four alternatives is applied for testifying this methodology. Lastly, a comparison with prior methodologies serves as proof of the raised ranking. The presentation has proved that this methodology offers a more precise and effective foundation for decisions about low-carbon energy planning evaluation. View Full-Text
Keywords: low-carbon; sustainability; MCDM approach; energy planning; building low-carbon; sustainability; MCDM approach; energy planning; building
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Liu, R.; Sun, H.; Zhang, L.; Zhuang, Q.; Zhang, L.; Zhang, X.; Chen, Y. Low-Carbon Energy Planning: A Hybrid MCDM Method Combining DANP and VIKOR Approach. Energies 2018, 11, 3401.

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