The Role of Hydrogen Energy: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats

Jingzheng Ren, Suzhao Gao, Hanwei Liang, Shiyu Tan, Lichun Dong

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The objective of this chapter is to analyze the internal and external environment of hydrogen economy in China using Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats 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 multicriteria decision-making method by integrating goal programing 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
Title of host publicationHydrogen Economy
Subtitle of host publicationSupply Chain, Life Cycle Analysis and Energy Transition for Sustainability
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780128111338
ISBN (Print)9780128111321
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2017


  • Goal programing
  • Hydrogen economy
  • Multicriteria decision-making
  • Strategy
  • SWOT analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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