by Jim Densham
We welcome the new biogas plant as the gas it produces will replace dirty fossil fuel and help Scotland’s fight against global warming. As a renewable energy source, biogas can cut greenhouse gases by up to 50 per cent compared to burning fossil fuel.
However, in the Greenhags case opportunities have been missed in the planning process for the developers to state the carbon benefits and seek improvements to make the plant and biogas as green as possible. An opportunity has been missed to use genuine wastes as feedstocks rather than specially grown crops, and to minimise the traffic impact.