Commission defends support for LNG in shipping

The European Commission has defended its decision to allocate millions of euros to support the use of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the shipping industry, while acknowledging its “limited” greenhouse gas emissions savings.

by Simon Pickstone
LNG-fuelled ferry 'Honfleur' leaves the naval workshop in Flensburg in December 2018. The fuel is a source of considerable controversy because of its climate impact. Photo: FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images
LNG-fuelled ferry 'Honfleur' leaves the naval workshop in Flensburg in December 2018. The fuel is a source of considerable controversy because of its climate impact. Photo: FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images

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