A new study quantifies the economic and environmental potential of powering docked ships in European ports using local electricity networks. The authors give key recommendations on policy actions to enable implementation in European harbours.
Shipping is a large and growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. One billion tonnes are emitted each year worldwide and they comprised 4% of total EU emissions in 2010. As a first step towards including maritime transport emissions in greenhouse gas commitments, the European Commission (EC) has sought to establish a system 1 for monitoring, reporting and verifying emissions from large ships using EU ports.
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