Ports of Tacoma, Seattle commit to a goal of zero emissions by 2050


Cargo ships. Another ocean going vessels make up nearly 60% of harmful emissions at Northwest ports, so they're working to bring those emissions to zero in less than 30 years. Carrie Brown, environmental director for the Port of Vancouver, BC says they're also working On a transition to cleaner rail, trucking and port equipment. It's also important to consider that port authorities have limited control and influence over these activities. And we'll need to work with government to inform the right policies that promote both clean technology and reinforce competitiveness, Port terminals and Seattle and Tacoma have already made some changes like shore powers of ships can plug in and Turn off their diesel engines while docked. They also acknowledge the changes will require a lot of money and likely some new

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