Energy

Solar photovoltaic array at Cooper Vineyards in Louisa, Virginia

Energy
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Provides access to the major energy initiatives of the USDA, including interactive maps and graphing analysis tools.

Energy: Rural Development Energy Programs
USDA. Rural Development.
Lists financing programs for rural development to support the use of renewable energy.

Energy Tools: Energy Consumption Awareness Tools
USDA. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Presents tools designed to increase energy awareness in agriculture and to help farmers and ranchers identify where they can reduce their energy costs. Includes energy estimators for these areas: animal housing, irrigation, nitrogen, and tillage.

Woody Biomass Utilization
USDA. Forest Service.
Describes the work of this unit to improve the use of woody biomass for energy production in tandem with forest management activities on public and private lands.

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture
GSA. OCSIT. Federal Citizen Information Center.
Contains resources on recycling, weather, energy, fuel efficiency, and agriculture.

Bioenergies Technology Office
U.S. Department of Energy.
Presents the work of this office to develop and deploy commercially viable, high-performance energy products from renewable biomass resources.

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development
U.S. Agency for International Development; Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency; Duke Energy; Overseas Private Investment Corporation; German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Ashden.
Contains materials about an international initiative to increase food security and economic growth in the developing world through support of affordable energy for farmers.

Energy Program
GRACE Communications Foundation.
Provides summaries and overviews of topics covered by a program to promote clean, renewable energy, distributed generation, and energy efficiency.

The Habitable Planet: Unit 7: Agriculture // Section 8: Agriculture and Energy
The Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Learner.
Gives an overview of agriculture and energy as part of an online multimedia course developed by scientists and researchers.