Tagged with agriculture

Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

Seeing efficiency gains in the agricultural sector

All sectors of the economy need to improve their productivity.  Dan Healing explains in an article on the CBC website about the situation in Canada. Are there similar gains in other countries? Canadian agriculture is using more energy — but more efficiently too Third-generation farmer Ron Lamb remembers his father pulling six-metre-wide crop-seeding equipment around … Continue reading

British farmers encouraged to take advantage of financial scheme to invest in energy-efficient machinery

British farmers encouraged to take advantage of financial scheme to invest in energy-efficient machinery

Often the agriculture sector gets overlooked in terms of potential energy efficiency improvements. Jonathan Riley writes in the Farmers Weekly website about the National Farmers Union encouraging farmers to take advantage of the tax incentives. He also lists the eligible equipment that can be supported.   Farmers urged to use tax breaks to buy energy-efficient … Continue reading

Making greenhouses even greener

Making greenhouses even greener

Two of my uncles had large greenhouses and one was probably (almost certainly) Canada’s first commercial organic farmer so there has always been a fascination with this industry. It is encouraging to read an article by Sydney Pereira on the Newsweek website how there are now demonstrations to have greenhouses both produce electricity and grow … Continue reading