Area of peatlands restored by Scottish Government one third less than claimed
An area of peatlands restored last year by the Scottish Government is nearly one third lower than it publicly claimed, new data has revealed.
Mapping the green rush: Scotland’s carbon credit sites
As part of The Ferret’s Carbon Credit series, we've mapped all of Scotland's carbon capture sites and explored the top 20, which span from Carsphairn to Caithness.
Revealed: The developers behind Scotland’s carbon credit ‘green rush’
Scotland’s richest man, an earl, and private equity and property firms are among those developing carbon offsetting projects that critics say are pushing up land prices and allowing companies to “greenwash” their image.
Scottish Government refused to support ban on peat-based compost
Scottish ministers refused to join with their Welsh and English counterparts in supporting proposals for a ban on the sale of peat-based compost across the three nations, we can reveal.
Gardening firm lobbied UK Government for continued peat-based compost sales
A horticultural firm claiming to lead the way in moving towards alternatives to peat-based compost, lobbied the UK Government to be allowed to sell the product to gardeners beyond 2030, an investigation by The Ferret has found.
Climate pollution from wind farms on peat ‘underestimated’
Wind farms on Scotland’s peatland could be doing much more damage to the climate than previously thought.
Ministers failing to meet targets to restore peatlands
Less than a third of the Scottish Government’s annual peatland restoration targets have been met over the last two years.
Peat extraction plans for Nutberry Moss rejected by Dumfries and Galloway Council
An attempt by a fertiliser multinational to extend peat extraction in south-west Scotland has been unanimously rejected by a council on grounds it would contribute to climate change.
UK Government bought compost from Scottish peatlands despite climate pledges
The UK Government has bought nearly 4,000 cubic metres of peat-based compost extracted from peatlands in Scotland, prompting criticism this “makes a mockery” of its climate policies.