E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives

E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives

E3A Energy Efficiency and Alternatives

E3A provides free downloadable fact sheets, links to resources, and more to help you explore small renewable energy systems for your farm, ranch or home.

Anaerobic Digesters

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This fact sheet series explores the applications and benefits of on-farm anaerobic digestion to convert animal waste to energy.

Biodiesel

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This fact sheet series examines biodiesel from oilseed processing, to biodiesel conversion, consumer issues and economics.

Farm Energy Audits

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

Efficient use of energy becomes very important with rising energy costs. The purpose of this publication is to give tips on ways to reduce costs for your operation.

Home Energy

E3A Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This series includes suggested ways of improving the energy efficiency of your home.

Micro-Hydroelectricity

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This module focuses on micro-hydroelectricity (micro-hydro), designed for homeowners and agricultural operators to reduce purchased electricity use.

Small Wind

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This series explores the applications and benefits of small wind. It is designed to help you understand both the benefits and limitations of small wind before you buy a system.

Solar Electricity

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This series explores generating electricity from the sun, including the considerations you need to make before deciding to invest in a solar electricity system.

Solar Hot Water

E3A: Energy Education for Producers

Type: Western SARE Grantee-Produced Info Product

This module describes solar hot water systems, which are designed to capture the sun’s energy to heat water.

 

Impact of Graduate Students Grants

The Graduate Students in Sustainable Agriculture grants program is a solid investment in the future of sustainable agriculture in the West and U.S. This publication highlights six high quality graduate student projects.

 

Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management Publication

Read Western SARE's "From the Field" publication, Sustainable Livestock Grazing Management. This report highlights four successful Western SARE-funded projects addressing livestock grazing on rangelands and riparian areas.

 

Habitat Plantings and Restoration for Pollinators and Beneficial Insects

Pollinators and beneficial insects are critical for healthy agricultural landscapes and many of the crops grown in the West. Restoring native habitats, identifying plants that provide the best food and habitat, and understanding nesting behaviors are all essential to conserve pollinators and beneficial insects.This publication highlights four Western SARE-funded initiatives that provide cutting-edge information for creating on-farm habitat and implementing best practices that support pollinators and beneficial insects.