Carbon game up?
Calculations of the carbon footprint of Scotland’s 3,848 commercial wind turbines by Aberdeen University scientists has revealed that 4.9 million tons of greenhouse gases have been released into the atmosphere as a result of digging up ancient peat bogs and felling trees to carpet our country in wind farms. The academic paper concludes that “in the worst land use change scenario, the data is comparable to the life cycle emissions of fossil fuel technologies such as coal and gas-fired electricity generation”, yet our mindless SNP/Green Government refuses to consider nuclear development and ploughs ahead with plans to double onshore wind farm capacity using sites which will create lengthy carbon payback times (suitable sites have all long since been taken). There is no thought for the environmental toll of damaging delicate ecosystems or the effect on rural residents who are bearing the brunt of their reckless dash towards net zero.
The Scottish Government template for calculating carbon payback time is obviously some sort of sick joke and their game is now very much up!
Aileen Jackson, Uplawmoor, East Renfrewshire