The global shipping industry is as big a contributor to greenhouse gas emissions as aviation. And the heavy fuel oil that powers its giant vessels is exceptionally dirty – packed with soot, black carbon and sulphur. So is it doing enough to clean up its act? Shipping is facing a big problem. In little more than a year from now it will have conform to new international regulations on toxic sulphur dioxide emissions. But there’s little consensus on how this hould be done, with many companies dragging their feet as a result. Sulphur dioxide belched out by ships when the fuel is burned is harmful to people and can cause environmentally damaging acid rain. On top of that, the sector contributes about 3% to global greenhouse gas emissions – that’s more than 900 million tonnes of carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere. Could chip fat help mitigate these failings?
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The John Lewis Partnership, which operates the John Lewis and Waitrose retailers, will convert its 500-strong fleet of delivery trucks to be powered by bio-methane by 2028, as part of a new commitment published on edie’s Mission Possible Pledge Wall today.
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