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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 813921, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/813921
Review Article

Review of Life-Cycle Approaches Coupled with Data Envelopment Analysis: Launching the CFP + DEA Method for Energy Policy Making

1Public Research Centre Henri Tudor (CRPHT)/Resource Centre for Environmental Technologies (CRTE), 6A Avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux, 4362 Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
2Peruvian LCA Network, Faculty Department of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 1801 Avenida Universitaria, San Miguel, Lima 32, Peru
3Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Rúa Lope Gómez de Marzoa s/n, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
4Instituto IMDEA Energía, 3 Avenida Ramón de la Sagra, 28935 Móstoles, Spain

Received 25 July 2014; Accepted 19 September 2014

Academic Editor: Javier Dufour

Copyright © 2015 Ian Vázquez-Rowe and Diego Iribarren. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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