'Like an oilwell in your back yard': Irish people turn to cutting peat to save on energy bills
Curbs to protect Ireland's bogs have gone up in smoke amid soaring costs - theft of trees and woodpiles in Germany also risingThis was supposed to be the year Ireland got serious about protecting its bogs but some of those hopes are wafting up in smoke as households burn peat to save on energy bills.The soaring cost of oil and gas has reinvigorated the ancient practice of cutting and burning turf, a fuel that hurts the environment but can save a family thousands of euros, especially as temperatures drop to freezing. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/dec/12/like-an-oilwell-in-your-back-yard-irish-turn-to-cutting-peat-to-save-on-energy-bills
Zdroj: The Guardian
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