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Orkney islands to trial electric ferries to cut carbon emissions

Orkney islands are set to test two electric ferries for commuting between its outlying Islands as part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions from shipping. Battery powered hydrofoil to start I March 2024 aimed at replacing ageing and highly polluting inter_islands ferries. The project will benefit from a £15m funding award and it will see the two electric vessel running routes in the county over of three years.

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  • George Kariuki

    39 w

    This is what we call sustainable development. Impressive.

    • Hilda Wangui

      39 w

      Amazing initiative its the way to lower carbon emissions

      • walter lungayi

        39 w

        The Orkney islands' plan to trial electric ferries as a means to reduce carbon emissions from shipping is a commendable effort towards sustainable transportation. The use of battery-powered hydrofoil will replace ageing and polluting inter-islands ferries, which will have a positive impact on the environment. The funding award of £15m towards the project is also a significant boost and will ensure the successful implementation of the two electric vessels over three years. This initiative sets an excellent example for other coastal communities to follow in reducing their carbon footprint and promoting sustainable transportation solutions.

        • Gorffly mokua

          39 w

          Great decision.

          • Annett Michuki..

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            • Elizabeth Gathigia

              39 w

              A great initiative that will assist in reducing carbon emissions in shipping sector

              • DIPANJANA MAULIK

                39 w

                Use of electric ferries shall reduce the water pollution to an significant extent.

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