A spokesperson for Viking Energy Wind Farm & SSE Renewables has claimed: “Much of the Viking site is on heavily eroding and degraded peat and is therefore a net emitter of that stored carbon.”
These recent photographs taken at Maa Water, Scalla Field show no signs of erosion.
The peat has had peace for hundreds of years to effectively work as a carbon sink, until now.
The ongoing earth works will certainly result in carbon emissions.
Are these ‘green‘ solutions to environmental destruction, in fact, only adding to the problem?