Energy efficiency strategies for ecological greenhouses: experiences from Murcia (Spain)

Becerril Hernández, Hilario y Rios Carmenado, Ignacio De Los (2016). Energy efficiency strategies for ecological greenhouses: experiences from Murcia (Spain). "Energies", v. 9 (11) (n. 866); pp. 1-23. ISSN 1996-1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/en9110866.

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Título: Energy efficiency strategies for ecological greenhouses: experiences from Murcia (Spain)
Autor/es:
  • Becerril Hernández, Hilario
  • Rios Carmenado, Ignacio De Los
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energies
Fecha: Octubre 2016
Volumen: 9 (11)
Materias:
Escuela: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Departamento: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

There has been a continuous growth in ecological agriculture (EA) in recent years. It is recognized as a production system with rational energy use and low demand for fossil fuels. There are many studies relating to this subject, in contrast to the few studies regarding the use of energy and its impact on the environment in ecological greenhouses. This article analyzes the strategies adopted by a Transformational Agricultural Society (Sociedad Agraria de Transformación) in order to improve energy efficiency in ecological greenhouses, with regards to the use of fossil fuels. The methodology is based on the Working With People (WWP) Model, which involves social learning processes over 30 years in one of the largest regions of ecological crops in Spain. The results show that the measures taken to manage the greenhouses have achieved a decrease of over 80% in terms of fossil fuel consumption. The experience demonstrates that EA, as opposed to conventional agriculture (CA), is a system with great potential when it comes to reducing energy consumption and environmental improvements through various strategies.

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Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/44024/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:44024
Identificador DOI [BETA]: 10.3390/en9110866
URL Oficial: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/9/11/866
Depositado por: Memoria Investigacion
Depositado el: 10 Ene 2017 17:09
Ultima Modificación: 10 Ene 2017 17:09
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