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Canadian farmers pull off an energy magic trick

Canadian farmers pull off an energy magic trick

Nearly 30 years of better practices are helping producers consume less energy even as demand is at a peak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Can you use more energy and less energy at the same time? Canadian farmers have managed to pull it off. Mind you, that’s a bit of a misnomer. What Canadian farmers have actually done is chop the amount of energy they consume per dollar of output by 17 per cent over 26 years. Non-intuitively, this […] Read more

The Brant Colony recently completed external construction on its ‘net-zero’ facility, the first barn in the province that produces as much energy as it consumes.

Egg-laying barn produces as much energy as it uses

Brant Colony’s new barn will also be a learning project about ‘what it takes to get to net zero’

Reading Time: 3 minutes A new egg-laying barn currently under construction at the Brant Colony in Vulcan County will be the first such ‘net-zero’ facility in the province. “The thought was that if we had a barn designed from scratch and we put all these different things in it, we could get to the point where the energy inputs […] Read more