NEWS: Renewable Energy

The Gas Industry’s Survival Plan: Make Fuel From Cow Poop


Fossil fuel companies think renewable natural gas is the answer to their PR problems. Environmentalists think not.

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DFA aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2030


As a cooperative invested in the dairy supply chain from farm to table, DFA is taking a strong position by setting a science-based target and committing to reduce both direct and value chain GHG emissions by 30% by 2030.

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Virginia’s Dominion Energy is transforming itself into a renewable energy powerhouse


Dominion is working with startup Vanguard Renewables, which deploys manure to renewable natural gas systems at dairy farms.

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Feeding Families in Need: Renewable Energy Companies Enter the Mix


As U.S. food assistance programs grapple with overwhelming demand during the coronavirus pandemic, some in New England are finding support from unusual partners—renewable energy companies.

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Turning Manure Into Money


When Randy Jordan, a fifth-generation dairy farmer in central Massachusetts, looked into turning manure from his 300 cows into natural gas more than a decade ago, he just wanted to find a way to lower his increasingly painful electric bill.

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Millions of Gallons of Stale Beer Is One Hangover From Lockdown


In the concert halls, stadiums and bars across the U.S. that have fallen silent during the coronavirus pandemic, an unusual problem has emerged: what to do with the vast quantity of beer that’s gone past its sell-by date.

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Vermont dairy farmers hope anaerobic digester can provide financial boost


The Goodrich Family of Goodrich Family Farm in Salisbury, VT is hopeful the Farm Powered anaerobic digester being constructed by Vanguard Renewables will provide a financial boost to the farm, reduce the farm’s environmental impact, and offer lessons for other farmers seeking revenue from renewable natural gas.

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How Massachusetts Farms Turn Food Waste Into Renewable Energy


Americans waste a lot of food. As much as 40 percent of the country’s food supply gets thrown out, according to federal data.

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Dairy Farmers to Give Away Free Milk in Boston


Dairy farmers across the country have been forced to dump milk they can’t sell into their fields – an awful waste of their hard work, and of valuable food.

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PBS NewsHour Waste Not


In the final episode of the special series this week on food waste, PBS News Hour series “Waste Not, Want Not” looks at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of spoiled and surplus food in this country. Special correspondent Allison Aubrey visited a state where dairy farmers are using it to power their farms and more.

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