Realistic, practical environmentalism

Baird, Neil
December 2010
Ausmarine;Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p5
Trade Publication
The author reflects on some of the proposed alternatives to hydrocarbon fuels. He thinks that most of the ideas that have been recently proposed are not practical and unrealistically expensive. He opines that solar and wind power can only provide limited auxiliary or "in port" power generation. He believes that realistic and practical solutions involve improving hull shapes and finishes, efficient and cleaner engines, generators and propulsion systems, more economical operational doctrines and stronger disciplines as to ballast water, sewage and garbage.


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