Portsmouth International Port set to become the UK’s most sustainable port.

6 Feb 2023
Portsmouth Port Net Zero

Lib Dem Portsmouth City Council has secured a deal with Scottish and Southern Energy Network (SSEN) to provide shore power to ships visiting Portsmouth International Port. This means multiple ships can receive power from the local grid without running their engines.

This achieves our key campaign priorities of supporting jobs, boosting the local economy and reducing carbon emissions from idling ships. 

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council said: "As a major UK port, and one that's owned by the city's residents, we are determined in our ambitious plans to provide the country's most environmentally advanced facilities”  

"Both the environmental and economic benefits for the city and wider region are significant, this extra power unlocks the opportunity to secure new customers to the port but most importantly it means a long-term agreement from major customers, because they have the confidence we can provide the necessary power.”  

For more information: https://portsmouth-port.co.uk/about-us/sustainability/ 

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