The zero-emission ferry revolution must not be allowed to falter

May 31, 2024

An article from NRK Vestland reports that several Norwegian counties are dropping emission requirements for new ferry and fast boat contracts due to the lack of promised financial support from the government. Although the government pledged to mandate low or zero emissions for new vessels and compensate for additional costs, these commitments remain unfulfilled. As a result, contracts are being awarded without environmental stipulations, potentially hindering Norway’s efforts to reduce emissions by 55% by 2030. This shift is causing concern among environmental advocates and local officials.

For more details, you can read the full article here in Norwegian, or this article written by Maritime Clean Tech in English.