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UK touts shore power plans despite funding gap

Britain wants to implement shore power to reduce ships’ emissions in port, but industry officials and an extensive body of research have concluded that without state support such projects remain economically unviable — particularly in the UK, where high electricity prices have added another layer of complexity and cost

A delayed policy move on UK shore power in ports has been further extended while the government awaits the results of another consultation report. Reluctance to provide government funding from the Treasury has left plans to introduce emissions reduction technology in ports at a stalemate, with industry arguing that plans are not viable without state funding

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