TITLE

Realistic, practical environmentalism

AUTHOR(S)
Baird, Neil
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Ausmarine;Dec2010, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
56949602

 

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