The future of energy at sea
Join us in celebrating of Solent University’s Environment Day with an exciting evening of questions and expert discussions.
Listen to questions and expert discussions on the future of energy at sea at this event, hosted by the Centre for Marine Sustainability.
The recent disruptions to global shipping have demonstrated just how important this invisible industry is to global trade. Transporting more than 80% of world goods, the shipping industry is responsible for around 3% of total human greenhouse gas emissions and significant proportions of other air pollutants. Considering the predicted growth in shipping volumes to 2050, greenhouse gas emissions from ships must be cut by 75%-85% per ton-mile to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Alternative low-carbon fuels will be essential to achieving decarbonisation in international shipping. However, there is no one technology or fuel to deliver the needed emissions reductions, and the effectiveness of these fuels vary widely. Fuels utilising a carbon-intensive production pathway will not deliver decarbonisation, instead shifting emissions elsewhere in the supply chain.
- Brian Johnson, Chief Executive of the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
- Associate Professor Laurie Wright, Director of the Solent University Centre for Marine Sustainability.
- Mukunth Natarajan, Project Consultant Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change, WSP.