Climate Solutions: Shipping

Moving people and goods around our increasingly interconnected world requires a lot of energy, and that is especially true of vehicles that do so over water, which contribute 1.7 percent of the globe's carbon emissions from burning petrol and diesel. Efforts to eat away at this output center on the development of alternative powertrains for boats that transport passengers and freight, with solar power, wind, electric motors, advanced battery systems and even giant sails all on the menu.