I februar-utgaven av Yale environment 360 beskrives elektrifisering av båter der Norge trekkes frem som et av landene i front.
De skriver blant annet at «container ships, tankers, freighters, and cruise liners are a significant source of CO2 emissions and other pollutants. Led by Norway, Europe is beginning to electrify its coastal vessels – but the task of greening the high seas fleet is far more daunting. »
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Videre omtales hvordan Norge vil øke produksjonen av elektriske båter vesentlig de neste årene:
«Despite these challenges, Norway is steadily making progress toward converting its shipping fleet to run on renewable energy. “It’s really impressive — the transformation of shipping is beginning right now, it’s happening very fast, and not just in Norway,” says Borghild Tønnessen-Krokan, director of Forum for Development and Environment, an independent Norwegian NGO that has for years pushed for low-carbon transportation. “Shipping is part of a bigger green revolution in transportation in Norway,” she added, noting that more than half of all Norwegian cars sold last year were hybrid or electric.»…»Currently, Norway has just two fully operational electric-powered ferries. But another 10 will be christened this year, 60 by 2021, and by 2023 the country’s entire ferry fleet will either be all-electric or, for the longer routes, equipped with hybrid technology, experts say. Moreover, Norway’s top cruise ship operator will soon launch two expedition cruise liners with hybrid propulsion that are designed to sail the Arctic. Several Norwegian companies have teamed up to construct a coastal, all-electric container ship that could eliminate 40,000 diesel truck trips annually. Eidesvik Offshore, a firm supplying offshore oil rigs, has converted a supply vessel to operate on batteries, diesel, and liquefied natural gas.»
«Container ships, tankers, freighters, and cruise liners are a significant source of CO2 emissions and other pollutants. Led by Norway, Europe is beginning to electrify its coastal vessels – but the task of greening the high seas fleet is far more daunting. »
I denne artikkelen skriver DNV GL om den japanske ngo’ens Peace Boat-prosjekt og the new ecoship der de understreker følgende:
«Cruise vessels are among the most demanding ship newbuilding jobs in the world. Technically sophisticated and subject to very strict regulatory requirements, major cruise vessels demand levels of safety, quality, innovation and engineering expertise unlike most other projects. This makes it all the more astounding that Peace Boat, the Japan based international non-governmental organization (NGO), would set themselves the task of developing what might be the most innovative and ecologically friendly cruise vessel ever.»
Videre skriver DNV GL at:
«The aim was to come up with a holistic, integrated design approach, based on the belief that elements of a system work best when they are specifically designed to complement rather than to compensate for each other. “When we started the design phase we consulted DNV GL, who were immediately enthusiastic about the project, attended our charrette and played an important role in the development,” says Andres Molina, Project Director, Peace Boat. “We believe DNV GL has a great capacity to evaluate novel designs and is very agile in providing the proper answer to each new safety and technical challenge. Most importantly, we know that DNV GL, with its strong commitment to sustainable development goals, shares our vision for the Ecoship.”»
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