UT Energy Journalism Fellow Maria Gallucci provides a glimpse of her book on efforts to reduce emissions from cargo ships in two news stories. First, in an article in Grist, Gallucci explores how cargo ships, as the linchpin of the modern global economy, transport roughly 90 percent of products worldwide; they also produce a significant amount of carbon dioxide and other emissions. As Gallucci reports, efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from cargo ships received a boost recently when the International Maritime Organization struck a historic deal to reduce emissions by 50 percent by 2050. In a second article, published in IEEE Spectrum, Gallucci examines efforts to develop hydrogen fuel cells and batteries as alternatives to diesel-guzzling maritime vessels.
May 30, 2018