Despite relying on mainly renewable fuel, keeping grazing livestock and poultry, driving only 6,000 miles a year I generate over 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. What can I do about it?.
I thought that my truck would be the biggest contributor. Its two and a half tonnes and pulls a 3,500 kg load. I use it for firewood , livestock, hay and straw haulage but it only generates 20 % of my total carbon. The sheep are the biggest culprits as they generate 37 % of the croft's CO2 emissions.
|We need more young trees, they absorb more CO2|
At 2,500 trees per hectare ( the plant population for commercial forestry) I would need 3 ha commercial woodland; slightly more than twice the area of the whole croft. Last year there were 19,422 crofts in Scotland if Craigard is typical (unlikely!) total carbon dioxide emissions were nearly 3 million tonnes.