Calculating carbon savings from wind farms on Scottish peat lands: a new approach

This approach was developed to calculate the impact of wind farm developments on the soil carbon stocks held in peats. It provides a transparent and easy to follow method for estimating the impacts of wind farms on the carbon dynamics of peat lands.

8. Stakeholder workshop

A stakeholder workshop was organised to explain the methodology and approach used in producing the guidance document and respond to any concerns or questions raised by stakeholders. Representatives were invited from Non-Governmental Organisations ( RSPB, Scottish Natural Heritage, John Muir Trust, National Trust for Scotland, and the World Wildlife Fund), academic institutes (Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment, University of Dundee, Macaulay Institute, University of Aberdeen, and the International Peat Society), the power industry ( AMEC Ltd., Scottish Power Ltd., Scottish and Southern Electricity Ltd., and the Scottish Renewables), the forestry sector (Forestry Commission), local government (Convention of Scottish Local Authorities), the Scottish Government ( SEPA, Ecological Advisors unit, Planning Directorate, Climate Change Policy Team) and from government agencies (Scottish Natural Heritage and Scottish Environment Protection Agency). A full report of the workshop is given in Appendix 3.



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