The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Pointless targets for emissions
Sir, - Scottish Ministers say that the country’s heating systems should be fossil-fuel free by 2050 to battle climate change, despite Scotland having only 0.15% of global emissions.
Electricity usage accounts for 21% of energy demand, transport 24% and heating 55%. For the electricity part, thousands of wind turbines have been built and still the Scottish emission reduction targets have not been met for four years.
Here is a suggestion for the Scottish Government.
Switch off the wind turbines that dot Scotland’s countryside and hillsides and allow temperatures to rise. There then will be no need for heating.
The saving on the 55% means that CO2 reduction targets will be achieved.
Daft idea? Yes it is but so is wasting taxpayers’ money on efforts to save a fraction of 0.15% when the majority of countries in the world ignore CO2 targets and instead burn coal to grow their economies. Clark Cross. 138 Springfield Road, Linlithgow.