Shore-power for cruise ships is feasible

January 29, 2011

Ms. Katie Zimmerman

Coastal Conservation League

P.O. Box 1765

Charleston, SC 29402

Dear Ms. Zimmerman,

I enjoyed your presentation on cruise ships a few weeks back at the Charleston Surfrider Foundation chapter meeting. Although the main focus of that presentation pertained to discharge from cruise ships visiting Charleston, the issue of dockside energy use also piqued my interest. Specifically, I was curious to determine how much energy is consumed by cruise ships and the subsequent shore power requirements to terminate their practice of burning fuel oil while in port.

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