Energy Demand and Energy Efficiency

Schematic representation of the production system for calculating the agri-environmental indicators «energy demand» and «energy efficiency»

The agri-environmental indicator ‘energy demand’ describes the demand for energy resources used to run a farm. Non-renewable energy resources, i.e. petroleum, natural gas, uranium, hard coal and lignite, account for the lion’s share.

The agri-environmental indicator ‘energy efficiency’ is calculated from the indicator ‘energy demand’ by dividing the energy demand by the digestible energy (for humans) produced by the farm.


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