Agricultural applications: energy uses and audits

Chen, Guangnan and Baillie, Craig (2009) Agricultural applications: energy uses and audits. In: Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology. Taylor & Francis, London, United Kingdom, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-0-8493-3653-9

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Abstract

On-farm energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important in the context of rising energy costs and concerns over greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy inputs represent a major and rapidly increasing cost to the growers around the world. This entry reviews the currently available tools and technologies for conducting on-farm energy audits/assessments. Opportunities to reduce operational energy inputs and impacts on GHG emissions are also discussed.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy not held in USQ Library.
Depositing User: Dr Guangnan Chen
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 00:37
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2014 03:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture; farms; energy audits; energy assessments; energy
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150106 Sustainability Accounting and Reporting
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1081/E-EEE-120045205
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6557

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