Inuit continue call for cleaner shipping fuel despite higher cost – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2018123 Views

October 31, 2018

“Don’t save money using dirty oil”

Nunavut consumers will pay more if resupply vessels switch from heavy fuel oil to cleaner alternatives, sealift companies serving the territory’s communities have warned.

That cost has now been spelled out in a recent report by a think tank in the Netherlands, CE Delft, which looked at the cost and benefits of banning heavy fuel oil—also known as HFO—in Arctic waters.

Benefits include a reduction in climate-warming soot emissions, and avoiding the cost and environmental damage of an oil spill.

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