Environment

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Energy Efficiency

August 11, 2017

PEEP Question 4.1 encourages producers to move away from incandescent lighting toward fluorescent or LED lighting. Even if you have an older barn, it may make sense to consider this transition as payback periods can be relatively short (2-5 years). This is particularly true if you can carry forward goodMore


Growing Forward 2 – Solar Grants

August 11, 2017

The Growing Forward 2 On-Farm Solar Photovoltaics – On-Farm Energy Management Sub-Program reopened on July 26, but there are some significant changes to be noted. Retroactive projects will no longer be accepted. If a project has been initiated prior to the approval of the application, it will not be accepted.More


Net Zero Barn Update

June 30, 2017

On farm energy use represents about 62% of an egg operation’s on-farm climate change impact in Alberta.  In an effort to investigate and communicate technology options for reducing this impact, EFA and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) partnered with Brant Colony, to design and construct an egg laying facility thatMore


Helping Make Energy Efficiency Achievable

June 30, 2017

submitted by Kale Scarff and Vern Steinborn The Government of Alberta, through Growing Forward 2 (GF2) a federal, provincial, territorial initiative, offers two incentive-based programs aimed at helping Alberta farmers and ranchers reduce energy consumption and associated costs. The GF2 On-Farm Energy Management Program (OFEMP) and the GF2 On-Farm SolarMore