16 May '11, 12pm

Campaign promotes wood fuel as a cheaper alternative to fossil fuel heating for Scottish companies

One wonders how this accords with the clear-felliing of hundreds of hectares of forest in order to plant wind turbines: "Landward Caithness councillor Robert Coghill claimed it is 'nonsensical' to deforest parts of the Far North to accommodate wind farms. "He hit out after Highland councillors decided not to oppose plans by SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) to erect 33 wind turbines at Strathy Forest... "He said 930 hectares of trees could be removed at Strathy North with 424 hectares at the Burn of Whilk, near Thrumster, and a further 200 hectares at Camster to accommodate turbines. "Mr Coghill is worried about the loss of so much forest and said there is no requirement to replant the trees. "'This is almost deforestation on the scale of South America. We are told renewable energy projects will help counter climate change but what damage are we doing by felling these tre...

Full article: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2071116/scottish-fir...

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