Leading Scottish scientists have lambasted turbines built in forested areas and on deep peatland, which stores 55kg of carbon per cubic metre – three times as much as tropical rainforest. Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, Whitelee Wind Farm, was not only built on the deep peatland of Eaglesham Moor, south of Glasgow, but the Forestry Commission revealed that over 1,500 acres of forest were felled to facilitate the project. The irreparable damage caused to natural carbon sinks means that more CO2 was released into the atmosphere than would ever be saved by turbines.
The Truth is out there and more and more commentators are drawing attention to the wider issues. This is no longer Anti Windfarm Activists that are the latest spin dragon of the wind industry and governments, but it is about reality and realism. In the end the “Truth will Out”.
An interesting and far reaching article from Ben Acheson who is a Parliamentary Assistant to Struan Stevenson MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels is available in the link below. He refers to Groupthink – the practice of thinking or making decisions as a group, resulting typically in unchallenged, poor-quality decision-making – which unquestionably drove the rush for wind and blinded by planet-saving romanticism; the environmental lobby became the mouthpiece of the wind industry.