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EU Parliament Rejects Ship NOx Monitoring

16/04/2014
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On April 16, the members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to reject a proposal to monitor nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from shipping.

This is despite the fact that shipping emissions are set to overtake all land-based sources by 2020, according to environmental organization Transport & Environment. The organization says EU governments must not waste this unique opportunity to monitor two of the most harmful air pollutants, NOx and SOx, as part of the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of shipping emissions proposal.

The Maritime Executive

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