Farm Energy Success Stories, 2014 Edition

A new report from the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) highlights clean energy projects made possible with grants and loan guarantees from the Farm Bill’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). You can read these stories in a variety of ways:

Read the rest of this page »

Energy Storage International

Wind+Storage on tap this year during North American Smart Energy Week, September 24-27 in Anaheim, CA. Explore advances in energy storage technology and discover unique approaches to distributed wind projects at Energy Storage International and inside the Smart Energy Microgrid Marketplace.


Congress Considers Very Different Farm Bills

As the Senate continues debate on the Farm Bill, the stakes are high for a growing source of new farm income, jobs, business opportunities and environmental progress. Farm Bill clean energy programs leverage private investment to tap renewable resources of all sorts from America’s agricultural sector as a new, reliable “cash crop” that increases and diversifies income and creates jobs.

The Agriculture Committees of the House and Senate passed sharply different Farm Bills, with big differences for clean energy progress. The Senate Ag Committee provided funding to continue program operations, although at lower levels, while the House Farm Bill eliminates mandatory funding entirely for energy programs.

Read the rest of this page »

REAP Funding Notice for 2013 Released

The USDA on Friday, March 29th, released a funding notice for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for 2013. While the funding levels have diminished, the funding this year will help hundreds of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects around the country reach fruition.

Read the rest of this page »

Video: Save Farm Energy Programs

Read the rest of this page »

Application Period Now Open for Biomass Crop Assistance Program Project Areas

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is now accepting applications for the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) Project Areas. Proposals will be accepted until close of business, April 23, 2012.

“BCAP is an important and unique program that develops new biomass energy crops that can boost farmer income while providing a new energy source for the nation. It has potential across the country,” said Steve Falck, Senior Policy Advocate for the Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC).

Read the rest of this page »