Climate Change and Renewable Energy in the Maritime Industry
While there are a wide variety of views on climate change, including its causes and cures, on the political spectrum, there can be no doubt that the overwhelming trend is toward increased reliance on renewable energy sources. The author of this article explores the trend and how the maritime industry can best move toward greater use of emission-free renewable energy.
There are few industries—indeed, few activities of any kind—that are not impacted by the increasingly intense debate on climate change. Whether by force of law or by voluntary action, all major sectors of the world economy must adapt to changing perceptions of how to reduce adverse impacts to our climate. The maritime industry is no exception. As the industry transitions to cleaner fossil fuels for vessel propulsion, there remains the question as to how the industry can best move toward greater use of emission-free renewable energy.
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“Climate Change and Renewable Energy in the Maritime Industry,” by Frederick M. Lowther was published in the February 2020 edition of Pratt’s Energy Law Report (Volume 20, Number 2), an A.S. Pratt Publication, LexisNexis. Reprinted with permission.
This article was first published in the November 2019 edition of Mainbrace, Blank Rome's quarterly maritime newsletter.