Readers may have noticed that I do not post on ‘matters environmental’ because it is a subject about which I have not investigated and consequently know not much about – at least, not to write about.
However this link, courtesy of an email correspondent, caught my eye about HS2 and the carbon savings that would be made were road freight traffic to be transferred to rail.
When considering HS2, coupled with all the other planned rail electrification that is being undertaken – of which the London/Cardiff would appear to be the latest – the question I pose is: what is the source of all this electricity that will be required? Renewable energy?
From what I read it would seem that renewable energy does not produce sufficient electricity to – paraphrasing – keep a candle burning for five minutes.