عنوان مقاله [English]
The electricity industry activities are the main cause of greenhouse gas emissions in Iran, so improving the environmental performance of thermal power plants is one of the main priorities of environmental experts of power plants and needs structural, organizational and strategic researches. Therefore, the present study has investigated the impact of environmental capabilities and strategies on improving the environmental, financial and operational performance of the Iran's thermal power plants. This research is applied in terms of descriptive method and hypothesis testing. All research data were collected by interviewing and questionnaire tools. The statistical population of the study includes all environmental experts of specialized company of thermal power plants of country and environmental experts of thermal power plants of the Iran. The census method was also used for sampling. The research results show that: 1. Environmental capabilities have a positive impact on environmental strategies. 2. Environmental strategies have a positive impact on improving financial, operational and environmental performance. 3. Environmental capabilities have positive impact on environmental, financial and operational performance through environmental strategies. The above results show that attention to environmental issues in thermal power plants not only improves the environmental performance of power plants, but also improves their operational and financial performance, so that the it is suggested to the top managers of power plants to strengthening environmental capabilities and adopting and applying environmental strategies to improve the environmental, financial and operational performance of power plants in addition of fulfilling their social responsibility.