Norway is again leading the world, this time in passing a zero emissions law that would prohibit use of internal combustion engines on cruise ships while in fjords. The effort is intended to reduce the soot and subsequent heating and melting of glaciers and to improve air quality for local residents.

The Norwegian Parliament has adopted a resolution to halt emissions from cruise ships and ferries in the Norwegian world heritage fjords as soon as technically possible and no later than 2026. This will make the fjords the world’s first zero emission zone at sea. The decision will have a […]


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