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Job

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Yup, and they are appealing it, but these are the strangest days, many pivotal points in the way the world sees itself.
 

Job

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Oh look, if you do the 'big picture' thing, not the simple cherry picking.

Trains arent anywhere as good as they seem.
Planes just fly in empty space, trains require huge infrastructure and maintenance of the entire route.
Train can be worse for climate than plane
 

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The second word in the link...reaching.
Can be. Just not always.

Don't see how that's reaching. Did you read the points about where electrified trsins get their electricity from, infrastructure costs and passenger numbers?

It's not particularly surprising tbh.
 

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Can be. Just not always.

Don't see how that's reaching. Did you read the points about where electrified trsins get their electricity from, infrastructure costs and passenger numbers?

It's not particularly surprising tbh.
The grid is going to go greener a faster than any plane will, with renewable sources providing nearly 40% of grids needs at times.
 

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The grid is going to go greener a faster than any plane will, with renewable sources providing nearly 40% of grids needs at times.
Gotta love a bit of greenwashing. Like the "renewable" power sources that involve cutting down trees in Canada, shipping them across the Atlantic, and burning them in Drax.

Take that out, and Wind, Solar and Hyrdo are meeting less than 17% of demand currently.

Chances of getting to 100% Electricity generation in the UK without building a shedload of nukes? Zero. Sweet FA.
 

Embattle

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Gotta love a bit of greenwashing. Like the "renewable" power sources that involve cutting down trees in Canada, shipping them across the Atlantic, and burning them in Drax.

Take that out, and Wind, Solar and Hyrdo are meeting less than 17% of demand currently.

Chances of getting to 100% Electricity generation in the UK without building a shedload of nukes? Zero. Sweet FA.
I considered Nuclear as a green source although not renewable in my comment.
 

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I'm not convinced bragging about HS2 is wise when you consider how people are currently not using public transport any where near as much as pre-covid, even if this changes and numbers increase they'll still be a reduction.
 

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I'm not convinced bragging about HS2 is wise when you consider how people are currently not using public transport any where near as much as pre-covid, even if this changes and numbers increase they'll still be a reduction.
Waste of time now that many people that would use it now work from home and have their meetings over zoom.
 

Embattle

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Waste of time now that many people that would use it now work from home and have their meetings over zoom.
Least it might be ready by the time it is needed now...I guess :p
 

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I'm not convinced bragging about HS2 is wise when you consider how people are currently not using public transport any where near as much as pre-covid, even if this changes and numbers increase they'll still be a reduction.
I'm not sure how you interpreted my post as a brag.
 

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Plus massively expensive compulsory purchase orders and compensation payouts along the route. Oh, and moving a river.
CPO's aren't expensive in terms of compensation to the end party. The O/H is involved in it - people don't make much (if any, and often dispute and would lose out - all for being forced from homes they may have lived in their whole lives).
 

Embattle

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It also appears they even flattened some houses ready for HS2 which is now no longer going to be used.
 

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