UK and Seven Leading EU Nations’ Citizens Polled Support Marine Electrification as a Climate Action Tool, But Want Stronger Safety Regulations

Nov 1, 2021


By the GlobeNewswire. Source: SHIFT

GLASGOW, U.K., Nov. 01, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New polling commissioned by climate action solution provider Shift Clean Energy, demonstrates a remarkably high level of support for marine electrification as a way to fight climate change. Released during COP26 and the three-day Zero Emissions Ship Technology Association (ZESTAs) SHIP ZERO° workshop, the polling also revealed this is coupled with a strong desire for stronger safety regulations that would prevent all battery fires.

“Electrification in the marine and shipping industries has to happen if we want to meet International Maritime Organization, European Union and other GHG reduction goals,” said Brent Perry, CEO, Shift Clean Energy, and ZESTAs Chair. “People want to see it happen, but do want to ensure regulators put strong rules in place to ensure mariner and public safety.” Read the full article


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