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Norwegian parliament committee agree all ferries should run on zero emission technology

Yesterday the energy and environment committee proposed that ferries and coastal traffic should run on low-emission and zero-emission technology. The parliament vote will be held December 1st.
Published Nov 26 2015 — by Maritime Battery Forum

The list of propositions from the parliament to the government:

- evaluate how use of technology for reducing CO2 can be accelerated within ferry sector

- evaluate whether ferry contracts should be standardized

- evaluate whether neccessary to establish a financial support systems for county councils with respect to ferry services, and/or extend existing financial support schemes for zero emission technology

- require lower levels of noise and NOx-emissions in purchasing of ferry services.

- make sure that development of novel technology within maritime sector is taken into the mandate for ENOVA (financial support scheme)

- make suggestions for which measures can be taken to ensure the use of low and zero emission technology  in coastal shipping

- make sure that public purchasing of ferry services start early, so that there is time to build new ferries using zero emission technology before the existing contract ends

- take measures to make sure low and zero emission technology is used in Norwegian counties

- evaluate whether the 400 GT limit for exemption from duties on electricity should be lowered

Read more at Teknisk Ukeblad (norwegian)

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