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Portsmouth approves green port plan

[ December 1, 2020   //   ]

Portsmouth City Council has approved Portsmouth International Port’s carbon reduction plan. Its sets out a road map that will help fulfil the municipally-owned port’s ambition of becoming the first net carbon neutral UK port by 2030, and the first zero emission port as part of the government’s Maritime 2050 strategy.

It includes use of solar panels and battery storage technology, which could provide around 60% of the port’s electricity requirements, installation of wind turbines across the site, fast charging points for electric vehicles and replacement of diesel vehicles at the port with electric versions and, for those that cannot be replaced, upgrading to the latest emission standards.

Stevedore Portico has already switched to cleaner GTL (Gas to liquid fuel while Brittany Ferries will introduce two LNG powered ferries by 2022.

The plan will now be submitted to the Department for Transport for formal approval.