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GREEN MARINE • Batteries & Hybrids estern Norway’s UNES- aboard, including scrubbers. Most are cruise ships entering the protected fjords debate on the embarrassing fjord clouds

CO-designated Gei- on cleaner, low-sulfur distillate fuels for were built, on average, 20 years ago and that led to the new zero-emissions ban ranger and Naeroy fjords main and auxiliary engines, and about lack the newer, greener tech. on fossil fuels in passenger ships over

Wstart at the sea and ter- 10 percent run on bunker; 70 percent of It was a 2018 Norwegian government 1,000 GT. The Norwegian Maritime Au- minate in picturesque villages, where a cloud of exhaust from visiting cruise ships tends to hang. The plumes of visible emissions of particulate matter, carbon-dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and water vapor have been studied at length, and now the Norwegian gov- ernment has had enough: The polluting ends Jan. 1st, 2026, and by 2030, the re- maining Norwegian fjords will be made emissions-free zones.

The studies by DNV GL, Marinetek and Sintef reveal that just 25 percent of cruise ships entering the fjords are run- ning low-SOx and low-NOx systems



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