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Title: A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE SHIPPING SECTOR
Authors: KAMALAKANNAN S/O SOUNDARARAJAN
Keywords: Decision making, Causal loop diagram, Energy efficiency, Systems thinking, Stakeholder interactions, Low carbon shipping
Issue Date: 17-Aug-2016
Citation: KAMALAKANNAN S/O SOUNDARARAJAN (2016-08-17). A SYSTEMS APPROACH TO IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN THE SHIPPING SECTOR. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: By considering the point of view of the industry, the aim of this research is to provide a new perspective on how the energy efficiency in shipping can be improved. To understand and formulate logical solutions to this complex problem, principles of systems thinking are applied. The aim of choosing a systems approach is to provide a more holistic and structured approach in understanding the perceived problem situation. For example the use of causal loop diagrams was found to be beneficial in outlining the different orders of influence various factors have in affecting energy consumption on board. Furthermore by considering different levels of stakeholder influence, the decision making process was better illustrated for different energy efficiency measures. A systems approach was also found to be useful in studying the interactions between various groups of energy efficiency barriers and stakeholders. As a whole, a systems approach facilitated a more systemic process of learning that is particularly useful in this study which is multidisciplinary in nature.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134937
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