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Shipping: Renewable Energy

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of shipping technologies based on non-fossil fuel power sources. (280749)

The Department for Transport and its Maritime and Coastguard Agency participate actively in the work of the International Maritime Organisation to promote alternative modes of propulsion for ships. The Department has met proponents of alternative modes of propulsion and encouraged them in their efforts.