Registered On: December 24, 2013
“As for importing coal, given the economies of scale involved, the environmental impact of a tonne of coal shipped from Australia is probably not significantly different to trucking or training it from Cumbria to Scunthorpe.”
Well, Australia is only 12,000 miles away and Australian coal would only need to be transported to a large ship, loaded onto the ship, sailed in the ship to the UK, loaded onto coal wagons in Immingham and transported to Scunthorpe.
You make a remarkably strong case, Ferrite. I’m surprised we don’t just import everything from Australia to save the planet.