Gibsons proposes a Charge Barge for its harbour to tackle marine air pollution

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The Town of Gibsons, in collaboration with the Gibsons Landing Harbour Authority and Greenline Ferries, is proposing the installation of an electric charging station in the harbour, supported by a federal grant. This initiative is part of a broader effort to reduce the annual 1.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from BC’s domestic marine vessels, with a modular “charge barge” designed for large electric commercial vessels to dock and recharge. The innovative charging solution, which aligns with BC Hydro’s support for expanding provincial charging infrastructure, aims to facilitate the electrification of marine operations without needing major upgrades to the existing power grid. This move is seen by local council members as a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions and positioning Gibsons as a leader in sustainable maritime infrastructure.

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