Posts Tagged ‘Use of sulphur marine fuel in EU’

Provisional agreement on the sulphur content of marine fuels

The Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed on 23 of May 2012, the compromise proposal agreed between the Council and the European Parliament regarding the directive amending directive 1999/32/EC as regards the sulphur content of marine fuels Emissions from shipping due to the combustion of marine fuels with a high sulphur content contribute to air pollution in the form of sulphur dioxide and particulate matter, which harm human health and contribute to acidification.

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Air Pollution: EU shipping strategy

EU Directive 2005/33/EC requiring use of 0.1% sulphur marine fuel at berth (Fuel Switching ) entered into force on 1 January 2010


In November 2002 the European Commission published a strategy to reduce air pollution from sea-going ships and a proposal for reducing the sulphur content in marine fuel oils.
The strategy contains a broad series of objectives, proposed actions and recommendations for bringing about such reductions over the next ten years. As part of the strategy the Commission published a proposal for reducing the sulphur content of marine fuels. Read more »

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