Its National Energy Saving Week this week, which is a good opportunity (especially with the inclement weather at the moment) to have a look at how energy is used on the farm. The energy security issues we face as farmers are a massive threat to our businesses and call for greater resilience for each farm in how we approach energy. Ofgem forecast price rises of 30% by 2020, which will impact our business more than most others.
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An organic farm producing vegetable boxes has unveiled a plan to build an environmentally-friendly power generator fuelled by 6,500 tonnes of waste, reports the Darlington & Stockton Times.
An anaerobic digestor (source: Wikimedia)
Adam Twine, a founder and director of the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit, has been nominated for the 2013 Farmers Weekly Awards Green Farmer of the Year.
The full article can be read here, but below is the Farmers Weekly’s profile by Gemma Mackenzie:
FCCT's Adam Twine