The paper deals with the sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies in the EU, which was performed by applying the multi-criteria analysis approach. Integrated indicators for sustainability assessment of electricity generation technologies were calculated for specific technologies. These integrated indicators were obtained by summing up the normalized social, economic and environmental indicators for specific electricity generation technologies. The electricity generation technologies were ranked according to their positive impact on sustainable energy development in the EU, based on these integrated indicators. Sustainability assessment indicators for specific technologies were evaluated by applying results of empirical studies conducted in the EU. The sustainability assessment performed in the present study has indicated that the best technologies in terms of sustainability in the energy sector are technologies based on renewables.
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Energy Engineering and Power Technology
- Energy (miscellaneous)
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology