A methodology for on farm energy assessment

Baillie, Craig Peter and Chen, Guangnan (2009) A methodology for on farm energy assessment. In: 2009 RIRDC Life Cycle Assessment Workshop, 13 May 2009, Canberra, ACT.


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 farmers around the world. Energy Audits are a crucial part of the energy and environmental management process. Energy audits refer to the systematic examination of an entity, such as a firm, organisation, facility or site, to determine whether, and to what extent, it has used energy efficiently. They determine how efficiently energy is being used, identify energy and cost saving opportunities and highlight potential improvements in productivity and quality. They may also assess any potential energy savings, for example, through fuel switching, tariff negotiation and demand side management

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 04:21
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: energy audits; greenhouse gases; measurement; fuel switching
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power)
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6569

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