Energy Planning and Environmental Quality Management: A Decision Support System Approach
Political Science, International Development, and International Affairs
This paper describes a computer-based decision support system (DSS) for evaluating quality, of life (QOL) improvement in general, and technological and environmental impacts of energy planning and consumption in particular. Based primarily on information obtained from the Environmental Protection Administration and the Energy Committee, Ministry of Economic Affairs of ROC, the variations in economic growth and overall life quality changes in Taiwan may be quantitatively assessed and performance indexes for various socioeconomic, political, environmental, energy and technological aspects constructed using historical and extrapolated time series data. The interdependent relationships and cross-impacts among energy planning, patterns of energy production and consumption, and 'trade-off' decisions in environmental quality management may be objectively tested and analysed. This approach is designed to support and enhance strategical decision-makers in a more organized and efficient manner for semi-structured tasks and/or problem solving, assisted by a micro- or personal computer.
(1992). Energy Planning and Environmental Quality Management: A Decision Support System Approach. Energy Economics, 14(4), 302-307.
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