Analysis of Energy Consumption Policy Criteria based on Ethical Notions in the Developing Countries

  • Ali Asghar Pourezzat Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Ali Asghar Sadabadi Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Narges Salehi Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Shahrabi Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Mohammad Mahdi Zolfagharzadeh Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Alireza Aslani Faculty of Management, University of Sistan, Iran. Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran. Faculty of New Sciences and Technology, University of Tehran, Iran. Faculty of Technology, University of Vaasa, Finland.
Keywords: Energy policy making, Intergenerational justice, Sustainability


Energy plays an important role in the development of societies. Policy makers enact policies intended to increase the security of energy supply and consumption. However, in most cases the ethical issues of the policies are not considered during the process of policy making and their implementations. This article is one of the first which considers the energy policies and their ethical notions in developing countries. The focus is to determine and prioritize energy consumption policy criteria in order to achieve intergenerational justice in the selected case study, Iran. The interesting results show that the sustainability relative values gained the most priority among the other criteria. Indeed, despite different policy encouragement packages for other energy sources, renewable energy is the best alternative from ethical notions.


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