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High Speed Train To Go Slow – To Save Carbon!

April 6, 2014

By Paul Homewood

 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2597944/Make-HS2-trains-slower-say-MPs-Report-calls-speed-limit-lower-carbon-emissions-new-50billion-line-end-saving-just-25-minutes.html

 

Am I going bonkers?

MP’s are now calling for the £50bn High Speed Train white elephant to go slower, just to save CO2 emissions.

 

Dr Richard Wellings at think-tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, said the new revelations showed HS2 does not make sense.

He said: ‘Already the time savings are quite small. The problem is if they reduce the speed further then the argument that this project is going to give time savings is further diminished.

‘The most obvious thing to do to if they’re worried about carbon emissions is not to build it at all. From an environmental point of view it makes more sense to make better use of existing lines.

 

Quite!

7 Comments
  1. April 6, 2014 2:26 pm

    not far from where I live some greenie anti-co2 mad people have established a waste-to-fuel business that is an incredibly tall pile of rubbish, a regularly-on-fire eyesore keeping the local fire brigade distracted at all times.

    it’s the result of yet another eco-initiative that has ruined the environment, and the lives of the people whose houses are nearby (not mine, fortunately), without any possibility of providing anything positive to anybody, apart from those who can “ka-tching’.

  2. April 6, 2014 2:35 pm

    It’s enough to drive one to insanity if not already inclined. Again, you couldn’t make it up.

  3. fwifarmer5 permalink
    April 6, 2014 4:52 pm

    Wind turbines already kill more bats than any other man made structures, but that doesn’t matter to the greenies!

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    April 6, 2014 5:19 pm

    The western states of the USA have an excess of horses. They eat grass, and thus are carbon neutral. They are also biodegradable, unlike a train. They can travel on existing roads, paths, and even cross country. Various colors, sizes, and sexes (even gender neutral) are available. The leisurely pace and connection to the countryside is good for one’s emotional well being. For much much less than £50bn we can send thousands of them. We await further instructions.

  5. April 6, 2014 6:06 pm

    By the time HS2 is built, CO2 won’t be a problem any more.

  6. tom0mason permalink
    April 6, 2014 7:43 pm

    I suppose the next step is to make it horse-drawn?

  7. April 6, 2014 10:22 pm

    A solution to run past your ever so wise politicians:

    Get the passengers to push the train and have a man waving a red flag preceding it!!

    Entirely safe so complies with practically every safety rule, and definitely “green”. FOOLS! PC

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