The Energy Crosscutting Team explores and promotes strategies related to the expansion of on-farm energy production (e.g., bioenergy, solar, wind) as well as the deployment of energy efficiency improvements for farms and food system businesses.


New Guide to Farming-Friendly Solar in Vermont Now Available Add to Collection

A new publication, “Guide to Farming-Friendly Solar,” produced by the UVM Extension and the Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, highlights the potential for farming-friendly solar and gives examples of three successful projects on Vermont farms.

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REAP Grants Application Deadline: March 31 Add to Collection

Businesses interested in increasing their bottom line through investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy can apply to USDA Rural Development for grants through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) this spring. The REAP provides grants that can cover up to 25% of the total project cost of energy improvements. The grant application deadline is March 31st.

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