Hydrogen economy in China: Strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats analysis and strategies prioritization

Jingzheng Ren, Suzhao Gao, Shiyu Tan, Lichun Dong

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The objective of this paper is to analyze the internal and external environment of hydrogen economy in China using strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats (SWOT) analytical method, and then to prioritize the strategies for promoting the development of hydrogen economy in China. After the key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the hydrogen economy in China were identified and nine effective strategies were proposed, a multi-criteria decision-making method by integrating goal programming and fuzzy theory has been developed for prioritizing these strategies, which can help the stakeholders/decision-makers to implement these strategies appropriately, The proposed method is not limited to China, and it is a generic method that can also be used to study the hydrogen economy of other regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1230-1233
Number of pages4
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Goal programming
  • Hydrogen economy
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Strategy
  • SWOT analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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