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Making cruise ships more energy efficient

Making cruise ships more energy efficient

An Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) researcher has developed a system based on fuel cells to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cruise ships, which are increasingly popular among vacation goers around the world. Pranjal Mehar explains on the Tech Explorer website.   More energy-efficient cruise ships Putting in half a month … Continue reading

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

Comparing electric and hydrogen vehicles

It is encouraging to see the developments underway in our low-carbon energy transition.  This is definitely true for transport.  Jake Whitehead, Robin Smit and Simon Washington from the University of Queensland discuss the relative strengths of electric and hydrogen vehicles in an article on The Conversation website.  What are your views?   Why battery-powered vehicles … Continue reading

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

Investigative journalism shows that the International Maritime Organization is allowing “emissions cheating” to dodge emissions enforcement

We have had enforcement issues with the tests of diesel vehicles. Now Sandra Laville writes in The Guardian about accusations of possible cheating in shipping.   UN shipping agency accused of secrecy over maritime pollution The UN agency responsible for cutting shipping emissions to combat climate change has been accused of operating like a secretive … Continue reading