Gerard Palmer is inspired by the Anderton Boat Lift to imagine a future where gravity is used as a source of renewable energy
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Author: Gerard Palmer CEng MIEI

Dear Editor,

Robert Dowdall is quite right to dismiss my idea of trying to use gravity to provide free energy. I did not think the thing through and plead ‘guilty, but decrepit’!

I got carried away by reading about the Anderton Boat Lift which – with the help of gravity – could raise 252 tons up 15 metres from the River Weaver to the Trent/Mersey canal using a 7.5 kW steam engine and operated for more than 100 years.

Yours faithfully,

Gerard Palmer CEng MIEI
Dundrum,Dublin 14.

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  Author: Gerard Palmer CEng MIEI Dear Editor, Robert Dowdall is quite right to dismiss my idea of trying to use gravity to provide free energy. I did not think the thing through and plead ‘guilty, but decrepit’! I got carried away by reading about the Anderton Boat Lift which – with the help...