Reference Type: Electronic Resource
Title: The Farmer’s Handbook for Energy Self-Reliance: A Guide to Using Energy Efficiency, Biomass, and Renewable Energy on the Farm
Published: 2007, The Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
Abstract: The handbook is a guide to help farmers use energy more efficiently. First, by implementing energy efficiency measures and second by using biomass and renewable energy farmers may reduce operating costs, while also decreasing some of the potential environmental effects of farming. This handbook is divided into various chapters. Chapter 1 offers an introduction to energy self-reliance on a farm. The next nine chapters of this book describe various energy management solutions that farmers can use to address these problems. The first three chapters detail how energy efficiency can be incorporated into a small farm operation. The next three chapters describe the use of energy created from biomass. The final energy management chapters depict the use of renewable energy sources on farms. Throughout these sections vignettes and stories of success have been added whenever possible to describe how farmers have been using these energy management tools to achieve energy self-reliance and improve their bottom line.
Ag Matters Catalog ID: 388