A Framework for Integrating Regional Environmental Goals into Coal Production and Utilization Strategies

Habegger LJ, Hoover LJ, & Vorontsov NV (1980). A Framework for Integrating Regional Environmental Goals into Coal Production and Utilization Strategies. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-80-005

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Abstract

This paper presents a framework for incorporating more fully specific regional environmental goals into a coal-based energy planning process. The framework utilizes the developed theory of multiattribute decision analysis to structure the problem of attaining a preferred balance between interrelated coal use and environmental goals. The decision analysis method of "satisficing" is proposed as an approach for focusing on a major regional environmental issue in view of other constraints on coal use target levels, cost, technology, and overall environmental planning. Included is a discussion of the mechanisms for involving decision makers, scientists and other specialists in the assessment process. The proposed framework is illustrated by a hypothetical application to the issue of limiting coal related acid rain and other air pollutant effects in the U.S.-Canadian border regions.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2016 15:42
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1505

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