A majority of MPs with a view say that shore power for ships at berth in UK ports should be funded entirely by government or a combination of government and industry. Over 100 MPs were surveyed by phone in September and October.
Updated BPA research finds no examples of large shore power schemes without public investment anywhere in the world
A survey of over 100 UK members of parliament (MPs) for the British Ports Association has revealed a tentative consensus for a joint model of funding for shore power in ports.
55% of those with a view said that the government has a role in supporting shore power, either funding it entirely or through co-investment with industry. 11% said it should not be funded at all if it is not commercially viable. MPs were surveyed in September and October and the fieldwork is attached to this press notice.
10% of MPs said that shore power should not be funded at all if not commercially viable. Over a fifth back the costs being picked up solely by port operators, despite this going against the UK’s “polluter pays” principle, soon to be enshrined in law by the Environment Bill.
Who should pay for shore power? We asked 101 MP’s . . . . .
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