Climate change work
This week there has been much talk of COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Glasgow at the beginning of November.
We are continuing to monitor our own carbon emissions and in particular are exploring ways to reduce the carbon budget of the operational work of the Authority. We have been able to secure a supply of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) for use in various plant and vessels.
The fuel is certified as a direct diesel replacement, even capable of being mixed in the same tank and gives a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, so could potentially be a very positive route whilst other technological developments are brought to the marine and heavy-plant engine markets, such as hydrogen fuel cells.
We are also continuing to work closely with boating businesses, New Anglia and Hethel Innovation on plans to promote the use of new technologies. An Electrifying the Broads bid is being developed for submission to the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition.