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A comprehensive review of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach in energy efficiency

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  • Mardani, Abbas
  • Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras
  • Streimikiene, Dalia
  • Jusoh, Ahmad
  • Khoshnoudi, Masoumeh

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The main aim of this review article is to review of DEA models in regarding to energy efficiency. This paper reviewed and summarized the different models of DEA that have been applied around the world to development of energy efficiency problems. Consequently, a review of 144 published scholarly papers appearing in 45 high-ranking journals between 2006 and 2015 have been obtained to achieve a comprehensive review of DEA application in energy efficiency. Accordingly, the selected articles have been categorized based on year of publication; author (s) nationalities, scope of study, time duration, application area, study purpose, results and outcomes. Results of this review paper indicated that DEA showed great promise to be a good evaluative tool for future analysis on energy efficiency issues, where the production function between the inputs and outputs was virtually absent or extremely difficult to acquire.

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  • Mardani, Abbas & Zavadskas, Edmundas Kazimieras & Streimikiene, Dalia & Jusoh, Ahmad & Khoshnoudi, Masoumeh, 2017. "A comprehensive review of data envelopment analysis (DEA) approach in energy efficiency," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 70(C), pages 1298-1322.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:70:y:2017:i:c:p:1298-1322
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.12.030
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