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Green Wind Farms Create More Carbon Than They Save

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On February 28, 2013 @ 11:18 am In The Point | 25 Comments


Not even Green Energy is actually Green [2].

Clearly the only way to make Green Energy is greener is by imposing a Carbon tax on it. And use that tax to fund truly low carbon solutions like living in a frozen home all winter or slowly walking to work, not to mention the always popular, eating things that you find growing in your own backyard.

The finding, which threatens the entire rationale of the onshore wind farm industry, will be made by Scottish government-funded researchers who devised the standard method used by developers to calculate “carbon payback time” for wind farms on peat soils.

Struan Stevenson, the Tory MEP for Scotland who has campaigned on the issue, said: “This is a devastating blow for the wind factory industry from which I hope it will not recover.

“This is just another way in which wind power is a scam. It couldn’t exist without subsidy. It is driving industry out of Britain and driving people into fuel poverty.”

Scotland’s SNP government has led a strong charge for wind power, promising that 100 per cent of the country’s electricity will be generated from renewable sources.

But even its environment minister, Stewart Stevenson, admits: “Scotland has 15 per cent of the world’s blanket bog.

“Even a small proportion of the carbon stored in peatlands, if lost by erosion and drainage, could add significantly to our greenhouse gas emissions.”

But that’s easily solvable. Just buy some Carbon Credit Indulgences from Al Gore. It’s what Green Celebrities do. Pay your Carbon Tax to the Flying Carbon Monster and the problem and the science goes away. Only ignorant fanatics don’t know that.

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[2] Green Energy is actually Green: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/windpower/9889882/Wind-farms-will-create-more-carbon-dioxide-say-scientists.html

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