Scotland’s largest biomass power plant has, inconceivably, been granted planning permission by the Scottish Government despite huge opposition (your report, 4 June).
The plant at the Port of Grangemouth will burn more than a million tonnes of trees every year and they will be imported from America. The carbon footprint from the destruction of the trees and shipping will be horrendous.
For every tree cut down a new one will take 20 years to grow.
What is “green” about this biomass plant? Dr Richard Dixon, of Friends of Earth and formerly with WWF, has said: “This decision reveals major confusion within the Scottish Government who previously set out clear strong reasons not to use biomass for large-scale projects.”
For the first time ever I agree with Dr Dixon.