Calculating carbon payback for wind farms
Pegasus Group's Jolyon Orchard describes the Scottish government tool for calculating how long it takes for wind turbines to offset the carbon associated with their manufacture and constructionWind farms in Scotland are often constructed on peat lands which hold large stocks of poorly protected carbon. During the construction of a wind farm, carbon is lost from the excavated peat and from a
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