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Sep 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM | Supertroll

You are in luck, because East Anglia already has its own Land Yacht Club, and with a favourable wind, travel to the Fens should be possible

With many Fenland Roads running alongside land drains, straight line speed should be no problem, but zig zag tacking up wind, might require buoyancy aids for crew and craft.

Whether high speed crashes into the Fens leads to excess methane releases from crew and boggy bottoms, is worth monitoring as a source of natural gas, that could be used to power travel on days with less wind generation.

Sep 26, 2017 at 1:05 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

I was sat next a nervous passenger when I was 16, the call button a few rows in front went ping. When asked what the noise was I said that one of the plastic bands that drive the propellas had snapped but there were loads of them and he should only worry if a few more went out of action. I gave him a reassuring (mad teenager) smile but he wasn't sure I was totally making it up.

Sep 25, 2017 at 11:42 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2


Sep 25, 2017 at 10:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

I hear very little about the potential of elastic band powered vehicles that were so common in the toys of my youth.

Now that really is a wind-up!

Sep 25, 2017 at 9:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterIt doesn't add up...

GolfCharlie. Perhaps diesel cars should be confined to the Somerset Levels or the magnificent Fens so that excessive pollution emissions on hills can be avoided.
I hear very little about the potential of elastic band powered vehicles that were so common in the toys of my youth.

Sep 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Sep 25, 2017 at 1:01 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Sep 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM | lapogus

Owners of electric cars should be compelled to keep them parked on top of hills and mountains, with wind turbines at the top. This would make them consider, carefully, whether they can be bothered using electric cars. If there is no wind, they can get a bit of a charge going downhill, just like their financial planning.

Sep 25, 2017 at 12:49 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Idiots abound - Scottish Power high heid-yin (translation: CEO) Keith Anderson warns that the grid won't have enough capacity to charge electric cars. Then says that we need to keep building windfarms...

Scottish Power says UK will need to boost capacity

(comments allowed - presumably because it is on the Scottish section of the BBC website, so beyond Harrabin's control)

Sep 25, 2017 at 12:25 PM | Registered Commenterlapogus

Is every Radio 4 trailer a Global warming alarmism one ?
I keep hearing the Jim al Khalili one
Now they just played the Panama one ..cos it's repeated tonight

Sep 25, 2017 at 11:33 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Sep 25, 2017 at 8:40 AM | tomo

I wonder if householders could take legal action against Green Blob Environmentalists for obstructing the clearance of woodland scrub in Australia that led to major fires, or more locally, the maintenance of land drainage that led to flooding on the Somerset Levels 4 years ago?

Sep 25, 2017 at 10:41 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

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