My Collection

The Plan

X Remove from Collection

4.6: Food System Energy Issues

Vermont’s food system businesses are already major contributors to renewable energy generation: from the siting of large solar and wind projects on agricultural land, to agricultural and woodland crops, animal waste, and food scraps that are used as feedstocks for electricity, heat, and liquid fuel. Vermont’s food system consists of more than agricultural activities— large roofs at grocery stores and manufacturing facilities can support solar installations, several thousand buildings can be more energy efficient, and many dozens of delivery vehicles can be more fuel efficient. The intersection of energy systems and food systems is fertile ground for developing sustainable solutions to pressing problems.