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Energy analysis: A review of methods and applications


  • Chapman, Peter


The paper describes the aims and applications of energy analysis, emphasising its role as a complement to conventional financial analysis. It is shown to provide useful insights in applications such as forecasting price rises due to a fuel price rise, calculating the net costs of fuel obtained from unconventional sources, forecasting energy demand and evaluating energy conservation schemes. Although the field is still young, and most activity is in compiling reliable data bases, its systems approach and methods promise to make it a useful tool for evaluating patterns of resource uses.

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  • Chapman, Peter, 1976. "Energy analysis: A review of methods and applications," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 4(1), pages 19-33.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jomega:v:4:y:1976:i:1:p:19-33

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    1. David J. Murphy & Michael Carbajales-Dale & Devin Moeller, 2016. "Comparing Apples to Apples: Why the Net Energy Analysis Community Needs to Adopt the Life-Cycle Analysis Framework," Energies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 9(11), pages 1-15, November.

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