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EIA forecasts a 2.2% decrease in US CO2 emissions in 2019

EIA expects a 2.2% decline in CO2 emissions for 2019, in comparison to a 2.7% increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2018; The decrease will be the result of fewer emissions from coal consumption.

Carbon Capture and Storage project Porthos a step closer

The project organisation Porthos has signed an agreement with four companies to work in parallel over the coming nine months on preparations for the capture, transport and storage of CO₂, in line with the Netherlands’ goals to significantly reduce GHG emissions. 

Cruise ships emissions rise in Port of Reykjavik

Cruise ships visiting Reykjavik harbour cause more emissions than the entire fleet of year-round fishing ships at the same port, according to the port authority’s data, revealing that cruise ships released 14,300 tonnes of emissions at the port, a 50% increase from 2016.

Shipping calls for fast finalization of MedECA

The European Network calls the decision makers to fasten their process on officializing a Mediterranean ECA, commenting that the plan for the designation of a MedECA that was discussed during the UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan meeting “is by far not ambitious enough in timing and scope.”

Malta to face 122 port calls of ‘worst-polluting cruise ships’ in 2019

During 2019, NGO BirdLife Malta informed that there will be no less than 122 port calls to Malta by Europe’s ‘worst-polluting cruise ships’, according to the Cruise Ship Ranking for 2019 which has just been published. The list, compiled by NABU was presented in the past days, and regarding this year’s ranking, 90 vessels were checked on their emissions’ impacts, especially on contribution to air pollution levels.

Carnival emits 10 times more emissions than all of Europe’s cars, study reports

Carnival Corporation emitted about 10 times more sulphur oxide (SOx) around European coasts than did all 260 million European cars in 2017, a new analysis by sustainable transport group Transport & Environment reveals. As for Royal Caribbean Cruises, it is second, with yet four times worse than the European car fleet.

Biofuel is not an option for Red Funnel ferries

Red Funnel, a UK ferry operator, has been testing the use of biofuel in its ferries for nine months, but the company commented that although biofuel can be burnt, supply and legislation issues mean that the fuel is not currently viable for them. 

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