Chapter 12. Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: The Case of Power Generation in South Africa

  1. Adisa Azapagic Professor of Sustainable Engineering Member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering (EFCE) UNESCO/TWAS/ICSU Visiting Scientist, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM),
  2. Slobodan Perdan Philosopher Freelance Consultant and
  3. Roland Clift Professor in Environmental Technology Director, Centre for Environmental Strategy Member, Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution Visiting Professor, Environmental System Analysis at Chalmers University
  1. Jim Petrie Professor and Head Director of CRESTA, the Centre for Risk, Environment, Systems Technology and Analysis Adjunct Professor1,2,
  2. Lauren Basson Post-Doctoral Research Fellow2,
  3. Philippa Notten Independent Consultant Co-Chair of the UNEP SETAC Life Cycle Initiative3 and
  4. Mary Stewart Senior Research Fellow Member of the South African and Australasian Institutes of Mining and Metallurgy1

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470014202.ch12

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists

Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists

How to Cite

Petrie, J., Basson, L., Notten, P. and Stewart, M. (2004) Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: The Case of Power Generation in South Africa, in Sustainable Development in Practice: Case Studies for Engineers and Scientists (eds A. Azapagic, S. Perdan and R. Clift), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470014202.ch12

Editor Information

  1. University of Surrey, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Cape Town, South Africa

  3. 3

    Denmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 26 MAY 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470856086

Online ISBN: 9780470014202

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Keywords:

  • coal-based power generation;
  • regional sustainable development;
  • decision support framework

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Coal Mining and Environmental Challenges in South Africa

  • Coal-based Power Generation

  • A Decision Support Framework

  • Structured Approaches to Decision Making

  • Case Study: Using Decision Support Framework for Technology Choice