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

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Ports are often economically critical to the region they service. Changes in the ability of a port to accept traffic can mean changes in jobs, sources of income, and so on. However, the environmental impacts discussed above can easily transcend to impact human life. The success of industries that rely on the ecology, such as fisheries and tourism, may covary directly with the environmental health. Furthermore, the use of the sediments (especially for beneficial use in building new land) may directly impact residents.

The answers to these questions were used to identify “themes” of stakeholder concerns—economics, environmental quality, human habitat, and ecological habitat (Linkov et al. 2006b), which are then also used as the four criteria against which the alternatives will be judged. Cost will be measured in dollars per cubic yard, ecological and human habitat in acres, and environmental quality on a unitless scale from 1 to 3, with 3 being the best for the environment and 1 being the worst. Formulation of alternatives This study was conducted after a decision had been made by the city to dispose of the contaminated sediments at a riparian area formerly used for such operations; stakeholder involvement was somewhat limited (Linkov et al.

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