Farm Energy

Anaerobic Digestion: A Solution to Diverting Wasted Food

By |2020-01-13T11:46:26-05:00January 13th, 2020|Climate Change, Composting, Farm Energy, Food Waste, Sustainability, Waste Diversion|

Why is Wasted Food a Problem? According to The U.S. Department of Agriculture, 30-40% of the food in America is wasted. In 2017 alone, almost 41 million tons of food waste were generated and only 6.3% of that waste was diverted from landfills and incinerators for composting. Wasted food also represents a significant misallocation of resources.

MFEP Webinar Summary

By |2018-03-07T14:16:31-05:00March 6th, 2018|Farm Energy, Sustainability, Webinar|

Mountain View Farm in Easthampton, MA was awarded $30,000 through an MDAR grant to obtain their solar panels. The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP) is a joint project of the Center for EcoTechnology and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) that offers a range of services to Massachusetts farms to help them

Massachusetts Farm Energy Program Offers Workshops to Help Farms and Rural Businesses Apply for Grants

By |2017-09-06T15:56:48-04:00August 16th, 2017|Farm Energy, Green for Business, Sustainability, Webinar|

By Megan Denardo, Program Specialist The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP), a joint project of the Center for EcoTechnology (CET) and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR), is hosting two webinars later this month to help farms apply for the upcoming REAP grant. The Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, is a federal grant

New England Farm Energy Collaborative Summer Gathering

By |2017-08-24T17:45:00-04:00July 12th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Farm Energy, Green for Business, Local green power, Renewable Energy, Sustainability|

By Megan Denardo and Renee Stearns, Program Specialists The anaerobic digestor at Barstow’s Longview Farm in South Hadley turns farm waste like manure into energy the farm can use. On June 27th, members of New England Farm Energy Collaborative (NEFEC) met for their annual gathering. Those in attendance included representatives from the Massachusetts

Press Release: New Federal Funding to Help MFEP

By |2017-01-10T17:08:51-05:00January 6th, 2017|Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings, Farm Energy, Green for Business, Press Release, Renewable Energy|

Primary Contact: Lorenzo Macaluso 413.218.1543 | Lorenzo.macaluso@cetonline.org Secondary Contact: Emily Susan Gaylord, Marketing Manager 413.687.2132 (cell) | emily.gaylord@cetonline.org   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New federal funding to help Mass. farms save energy and reduce operating costs USDA funds support existing state and public utility funding through the Mass. Farm Energy Program   Farms and rural small