Going beyond Methane: Understanding your dairy's carbon footprint from energy use
“All sectors of the economy are trying to get a better handle on contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint.” In his article published in the November 2015 edition of Progressive Dairyman, EnSave Product Manager – David Deforge – discusses how dairy producers can calculate their farm’s footprint, reduce the impact of their energy use, and save money.
“The EPA tracks the carbon footprint associated with electricity generation through its Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) program. This information can provide a good starting point for understanding the impact of your energy use on the farm. An energy audit can identify the specific actions you can take to reduce your energy use, which can then reduce your overall energy costs and corresponding greenhouse gas emissions.”
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