SSE granted consent for 125MW wind farm in the Scottish Highlands

The Cloiche Wind Farm will consist of 29 turbines that will generate enough renewable energy to power more than 150,000 homes every year

UK peat use blamed for millions of tonnes of ‘avoidable’ CO2

Peat extraction in 2020 alone could release up to 880,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere, new study finds

Scottish Government pledges £2bn spent on climate crisis investment

The Scottish Budget has allocated £350 million to decarbonise the heating of one million homes

Government announces £16m peatland restoration funding

The grants will see thousands of hectares of peatland being restored

Better managed peatlands ‘could slash half a billion tonnes of CO2’

A new study suggests human activity is becoming an obstacle to harnessing the full potential of peatlands in carbon sequestration

Peatlands can be ‘carbon storage superstars’, says British Ecological Society

The UK’s peatlands currently contain around three billion tonnes of carbon – but they are at risk

Government bans peat burning on protected bogs

The burning of vegetation will be banned in sites of ‘special scientific interest’, in ‘conservation’ and ‘special protection’ areas

Conserving tropical peatlands ‘is vital to protecting humans from infectious disease’

An international study team led by the University of Exeter suggests protecting such areas could even reduce the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Wildlife Trusts launches appeal to raise £30m for the recovery of 30% of land and sea by 2030

The funds will support projects to expand national nature reserves and support nature recovery projects

Heathrow Airport digs deep for peat restoration carbon savings

Its first project will involve pumping water and introducing plants to Little Woolden Moss near Manchester