Photo showing oil spill offshore Southern California (Courtesy of Petty Officer 1st Class Richard Brahm)

In focus: Shipping poised to lead clean fuels uptake as major oil spill spurs calls for offshore drilling ban

In a week that once again reminded us of the devastating effects the use of fossil fuels has on environment – now on full display across the coast of Southern California due to the newest oil spill – the calls to break our addiction on such sources of energy echoed around the world. Shipping industry seems to take notice, as it positions itself to the centre stage of decarbonisation efforts with the latest plans submitted to industry regulators detailing urgent measures for governments if the net-zero goal is to be achieved by 2050.

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