Analysis casts doubt on natural gas as future shipping fuel

Switching to liquified natural gas is a costly and ineffective way of reducing the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study commissioned by T&E

Switching to liquified natural gas is a costly and ineffective way of reducing the shipping industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study commissioned by environmental campaign group Transport & Environment.

While liquified natural gas (LNG) could help the shipping industry meet its targets for reducing sulphur pollution, it would only reduce the industry’s GHGs by a maximum of 10% by 2050, the study claims.

That would leave the EU far from the global aim struck by the International Maritime Organization in April to halve shipping emissions by 2050.

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