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Towards carbon neutral villages: The six-step Model

Anda, M., Mathew, K., Stewart, J., Goodfield, D. and Ho, G. (2011) Towards carbon neutral villages: The six-step Model. In: World Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Congress (WREEEC), 17 - 19 October, Bali, Indonesia

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    Abstract

    The process to achieve a carbon neutral settlement via an emissions reduction plan, following a life cycle analysis, is in five steps: 1) Understanding energy use, 2) Behaviour change programs, 3) Energy efficiency improvements, 4) Monitoring and control, 5) Renewable energy technologies, and 6) Biosequestration as a sink for the balance of past, current and ongoing emissions. Three cases typical of Australia are analysed with this six-step reduction model: the urban village, the remote minesite camp and the remote Aboriginal settlement. Following extensive research a carbon reduction plan has been developed for each case.

    Publication Type: Conference Paper
    Murdoch Affiliation: Environmental Technology Centre
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11098
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