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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

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’

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