All transportation infrastructure projects emit CO2 when being built, but only trains earn that CO2 back, because when people switch from high-CO2 modes like cars and planes, the only question is “how long” until it’s all earned back and we start getting gains. Carbon Brief wrote a brilliant piece showing… Read More »The carbon numbers: what is the full potential of HS2?
It may sound arcane and nerdy, but the number of platforms that Euston has is absolutely critical to the capacity of the whole railway. Here’s why shrinking it is a dreadful idea…
Below is a copy of the Briefing Note reproduced at http://stophs2.org/news/1562-green-partys-high-speed-rail-briefing-note, retrieved February 11th 2021. We cannot currently verify it is identical to the briefing note actually issued at the GPEW Spring Conference in 2011 and relied upon to pass Conference motion TR11.3. If anyone does have an authoritative link… Read More »Reference: Green Party’s High Speed Rail Briefing Note, 2011
As this website went live protesters were in tunnels and camps around Euston Square Gardens, protesting against the loss of the Gardens whilst the redevelopment of Euston Station continued. We want to be clear that Greens4HS2 members support the principle of Non-Violent Direct Action (NVDA), and so we agree that… Read More »A Note on the Euston Protests
Greens4HS2, a collection of members of the Green Party who support the controversial HS2 rail project, have today launched a new campaign website to challenge their party’s position on the scheme. The website, hs2.green, details the group’s positions and how they see HS2 as a core part of a low-carbon… Read More »Press Release: Pro-HS2 Green group announces website and plan to challenge Party position
One of the clearest and most well-known policy positions the Green Party of England and Wales holds, is to scrap HS2…isn’t it? Well – that depends on what you know about the policymaking process of the Party. The truth is, what is policy and what’s made out to be policy… Read More »Fact Check: is it Green Party policy to oppose HS2?
Some objections to HS2 are because people have heard that it will stimulate air travel. After all, it’s supported by, and has stations near, Birmingham and Manchester airports. Of course we Greens want much less air travel, not more, so how can we support HS2? HS2 is not about airports.… Read More »Stimulate air travel?
We know many very committed Greens are involved in these protests against HS2, concerned about the loss of habitat and woodland. We respect their dedication, but they’re protesting about the wrong thing. The real enemy is the government’s vast RIS2 road-building programme. Unlike RIS2, HS2 is an investment in a… Read More »RIS2: The real enemy is roads
HS2’s drilling and tunnelling into the chalk rock below its route has many people worried about drinking water supplies, and chalk streams such as the River Misbourne. This is an engineering challenge, but there isn’t a reason to be alarmed. It’s not a venture into the unknown. A few words… Read More »Chalk streams and drinking water