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Scottish ferries: sailing towards greater energy efficiency and decarbonisation?

Rehmatulla, N; (2017) Scottish ferries: sailing towards greater energy efficiency and decarbonisation? Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary , 41 (1) pp. 46-58. Green open access

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Abstract

The Paris Agreement, UK and Scotland Climate Change Acts provide a clear direction of travel for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Scotland’s climate targets would require that the domestic transport sector be nearly completely decarbonised. Existing analysis shows that there are inefficiencies in the procurement of ferries, both in Scotland and the rest of Europe, which mean that energy efficiency and decarbonisation opportunities may be forgone in certain situations. The age of ferries has a direct impact on their efficiency and the analysis shows that, whilst Scottish ferries are younger than their counterparts elsewhere, when disaggregating by operator, there seems to be some correlation between public and private operators with regards to age of the ferries. Implementation of incremental energy efficiency technologies and measures in ferries may be hindered due to market failures, and total decarbonisation may be hindered by non-market failures.

Type: Article
Title: Scottish ferries: sailing towards greater energy efficiency and decarbonisation?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/60291/
Language: English
Additional information: This is the published version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10040914
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