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#49: Solutions for Shipping and Ports

The Japanese ship maker IHI Group is planning to build the word’s first large electric ferry, using batteries to give the boat a range of 120 km (74 miles). The 30 metre boat will carry 800 passengers, and probably cost 60% more than a regular ferry.

Source: AFP, October 2009


#50: Solutions for Aviation

The world’s aviation industry has pledged to cut its CO2 emissions to half of the 2005 levels by 2050. They are also proposing:

  • to make all industry growth carbon neutral by 2020
  • to improve fuel efficiency by 1.5% each year until 2020
  • to submit plans for joining a global carbon trading scheme to the UN by November 2010.

Source: BBC News, September 2009

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