Energy accounting

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Energy accounting is a system used to measure, analyze and report the energy consumption of different activities on a regular basis.[1] It is done to improve energy efficiency.[2]

Energy management[edit]

Thermal energy is the amount of random molecular kinetic energy.

Energy accounting is a system used in energy management systems where measuring and analyzing energy consumption is done to improve energy efficiency within an organization.[3] Organisations such as Intel corporation use these systems to track their energy usage.[4]

Various energy transformations are possible. An energy balance can be used to track energy through a system. This becomes a useful tool for determining resource use and environmental impacts. How much energy is needed at each point in a system and in what form that energy is, can be measured. An accounting system keeps track of energy in, energy out, and non-useful energy versus work done, and transformations within a system. Sometimes, non-useful work is what is often responsible for environmental problems.[5]

Energy balance[edit]

Energy return on investment (EROEI) is the ratio of energy delivered by an energy technology to the energy invested to set the technology up.

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