Agriculture: energy use and conservation

Chen, Guangnan and Maraseni, Tek Narayan (2013) Agriculture: energy use and conservation. In: Encyclopedia of environmental management. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), New York, NY. United States, pp. 129-137. ISBN 978-1439-8292-7-1

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Effective energy use and conservation are becoming increasingly important in the context of rising energy costs and concerns over greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This entry reviews the methods of energy audit and compares the energy use and conservation for different farming systems and practices, including machinery operation, tillage practice, and irrigation methods. Opportunities for adopting new technologies such as renewable energy and biotechnology to reduce farming energy inputs and impacts of 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: Copyright © 2012 by Taylor & Francis. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 04:06
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2017 23:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: agriculture; energy efficiency; renewable energy; energy conservation; farming systems; greenhouse gas emissions
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1081/E-EEM-120046114
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23072

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