Implementing zero emission vessels in ferry operations in Norway
Ferry crossing is considered a vital part of the Norwegian road network, both for passenger and freight transport. However, Norway ferry services contributes to 17% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Varied measures in the transport sector are put in place to achieve Norway’s climate target as committed to in the Paris Agreement. The purpose of this study is to document how the authorities have reduced GHG emissions from the sector through the tendering process for the purchase of domestic ferry services. The study concludes that authorities have used a ”push and pull” strategy to reduce the GHG emissions. We will investigate the economic and environmental effects of this new purchase strategy.