Liquified natural gas, also known as LNG, is becoming the fuel of choice for environmentally aware shipping firms. But could a blockade on the major supplier, Qatar, put an end to that?
While diesel cars increasingly look to be on the way out, another big polluter is often ignored: shipping. Will electric vessels, including the first e-barges, help the industry clean up its act?
Indonesia's Energy Ministry reports that a coal ship burst a pipeline, which caused the oil spill off Borneo island. Five people were killed by related fires and some 60 kilometers of coastline were polluted.
There's massive public worry about diesel car emissions these days - but the really big polluters are plying our waters.
Technology options exist for converting ocean-going ships from high-pollution heavy fuel oil, to low-pollution alternative fuels. But refitting the fleet will be very expensive. Who should pay for it?
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