2019-1

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16,000 lives could be saved

Full implementation of emission control measures in all European sea regions would provide net socio-economic benefits of up to €19 bn in 2030, rising to €40 bn in 2050.
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Editorial: Cutting ship emissions is cost effective

Over the last thirty years, fuel and emission standards for land-based transport have been dramatically strengthened over most of the world. But international shipping ...
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The health costs of dirty diesel revealed

Air pollution from road traffic causes damage worth at least €80 billion every year in the EU, with diesel fumes responsible for three-quarters of the harm.
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Cruise ship captain fined for using dirty fuel

The captain of a cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels has been fined €100,000 in a Marseille court ...
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Denmark vows to shame sulphur cheats

Starting this year, ships and owners that violate sulphur regulations will be publicly named and shamed. In early December, Denmark adopted a new law ...
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Great benefits of cutting ship emissions in the Mediterranean Sea

Implementation of a full Emission Control Area could slash air pollutant emissions by between 77 and 95 per cent and avoid more than 6000 premature deaths every year.
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Sweden plots course to zero-emissions shipping

The Swedish Shipowners’ Association is currently preparing a roadmap with the government initiative Fossil Free Sweden to totally decarbonise ...
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EU wants urgent clarity on scrubbers

The EU demands clear guidelines on the discharge of washwater from scrubbers, amid fears that the by-product could cause irreparable environmental damage.
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Transport’s true cost to the environment

The European Commission has shared the preliminary results of a study on the negative effects that transport has on the environment, health, air quality and climate ...
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Emissions from aviation keep on rising

Improving technology, more efficient operations, better airports and market-based measures have not been enough to mitigate the aviation sector’s growing impacts ...
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