Farmers encouraged to apply for energy efficiency award

Nominations for the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2020: Best Agricultural Energy Efficiency Project Award are now open, and energy efficient farmers delivering spark savvy projects are encouraged to nominate.

The new Award, launched by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), recognises the vital importance of agriculture to our economy and celebrates the innovation taking place on Australian farms.

QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said the Award was a great opportunity for energy efficiency projects delivered ‘behind the farm gate’ to be celebrated for their positive approach to energy management.

“On farm energy efficiency projects allow farmers to realise energy savings and productivity improvements while reducing their carbon footprint,” Dr Davis said.

“With significant energy savings available from irrigation pump and lighting replacements, hot water system and air conditioning upgrades, and the implementation of renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and bioenergy, farmers continue to embrace innovative energy use and management.”

“Energy is such an integral part of running a farm business, so Australian farmers demonstrating leadership and catalysing change in energy efficiency by implementing new technologies, reducing energy use and delivering energy savings are encouraged to apply.”

The winners of the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2020, including 10 other categories celebrating various other projects, sectors and energy efficiency champions, will be unveiled at a Gala Dinner on Tuesday 26 May 2020 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park.

For more information about the Best Agricultural Energy Efficiency Project Award and to apply, visit: www.eec.org.au/events/national-energy-efficiency-awards/national-energy-efficiency-awards-2020#/national-energy-efficiency-awards-2020.


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