International shipping is a growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions are likely to increase significantly if mitigation measures are not implemented quickly. This paper, autored by Michele Acciaro – Klu University Hamburg, will provide clarity on the challenge ahead, the current state of regulation and the potential new regulatory instruments that will affect the sector, the consequences and measures needed by the sector to comply with regulation, with a particular focus on operations, decarbonising technologies and sustainable alternative forms of propulsion.
Some topics touched are: the IMO strategy to cut total GHG emissions from shipping, the position of the EU Commission, the upcoming regulation on decarbonization, the solutions available for the industry to comply with the new regulation: energy efficiency measures, alternative fuels (such as hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, biomethane, biodiesel) and alternative forms of propulsion, such as wind and solar energy.
This paper is extracted from the SRM’s 2th “Med & Italian Energy Report”.