Recreational boats to become less polluting

The European Commission proposes stricter limits for nitrogen oxides (NOx), hydrocarbons (HC) and particulate matter (PM) for new motor boats, sailing boats, jet skis and other recreational craft. In summer NOx emissions from the six million or so recreational craft in the EU can be significant around big lakes and popular seashores. It is proposed that propulsion engines will be designed and constructed to emit 20 per cent less HC+NOx emissions and 34 per cent less particulate matter.

Source: European Commission press release, 26 July 2011

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