Should Canterbury farmers incorporate an energy production system on their farms, and if so, what system is best? : A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters at Lincoln University
With the passing of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019, the New Zealand government is pressuring Canterbury farmers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to rising energy prices, this has encouraged these farmers to produce their own energy on their farms. However, farmers are uncertain about whether producing their own energy is a good idea, and if so, which energy production system they should implement. Using a critical discourse analysis method, this dissertation answers the questions: Should Canterbury farmers incorporate an energy production system on their farms, and if so, what system is best?... [Show full abstract]
Keywordson-farm energy production; Canterbury farmers; energy saving; greenhouse gas emissions; energy production; Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019; renewable energy; solar energy; biogas; wind energy; geothermal energy; farm management; farm efficiency
Fields of Research090607 Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Renewable Power); 120107 Landscape Architecture
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