participle clauses with despite.
I want to understand something related to participle clauses. Does the participle clause refer to the pronoun or the object of the dependent clause?
Despite being an option to energy independence, we should understand the pros and cons of using wind turbines. It means here "Despite the fact that we are an option to", not "wind turbines are an option", isn't it?
I wish I had better English, but I work hard to improve it. I'm studying for IGCSE, so I'm only interested in BrE.