World’s ‘most potent greenhouse gas’ escaped during work on UK windfarm 8th November, 2022 By Alex Lawson, Energy Correspondent, The Guardian Source: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/08/greenhouse-gas-uk-windfarm-seagreen-project-scotland More than 80 staff at £3bn Seagreen project, 27 km off Scotland’s Angus coastline, were forced to evacuate Seagreen offshore windfarm is run by SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. Photograph: Seagreen The world’s “most … Continue reading Offshore Dangerous SF6 Leak
Climate Change: Electrical industry’s ‘Dirty Secret’ Boosts Warming
(SF6) 'has the highest global warming potential of any known substance. It is 23,500 times more warming than carbon dioxide (CO2)'.
"In the end, the electrical industry lobby was too strong and we had to give in to them," said Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout, who was responsible for the attempt to regulate F-gases.
"The electric sector was very strong in arguing that if you want an energy transition, and you have to shift more to electricity, you will need more electric devices. And then you also will need more SF6.