The following fact sheets containing information on climate change relevant to Tasmania are available. Farmer focus groups provided input on the issues of key importance to them. These technical resources are suitable for use in climate change extension activities with farmers.
An update on climate change policy and farm offsets is currently being produced (January 2012). In the meantime, please refer to the Australian Government climate change website.
The following energy efficiency tools and fact sheets are available.
- ARM Pump Efficiency Calculator Tool (xls spreadsheet)
This excel spreadsheet tool helps farmers and irrigation dealers calculate pump efficiencies and compare pump/ pressure scenarios and costs. It also has information describing pump efficiency, reading electricity meters and conversions between commonly used units.
- Tasmanian Farm Energy Self Audit Tool (44pg pdf; 789KB)
This Energy Self Audit Tool contains benchmark information for Tasmanian farm energy use, extensive references and energy management action plans and checklists for farmers and consultants undertaking farm energy audits.
- Farm Energy Efficiency Fact Sheet (1pg pdf; 642KB)
This fact sheet provides a template and guidelines for farmers to conduct farm energy audits.
For more information on adapting to climate change, refer to http://www.dpac.tas.gov.au/divisions/climatechange/adapting