...and now for a greener fu­ture?

Canal Boat - - News -

AS SUP­PORT­ERS OF the Re­gent’s Canal look back 200 years to the wa­ter­way’s open­ing, those in­volved in op­er­at­ing the canal to­day are look­ing to a more en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly fu­ture.

The lat­est pro­posal an­nounced as part of the de­vel­op­ment of a mooring strat­egy for the canal fore­sees the cre­ation of ‘eco-zones’. These will fea­ture ‘elec­tric bol­lards’ pro­vid­ing mains power for moored craft, avoid­ing the need to run en­gines or gen­er­a­tors while sta­tion­ary.

The Canal and River Trust is work­ing with Is­ling­ton Coun­cil to de­velop the scheme, which has al­ready at­tracted Gov­ern­ment fund­ing. CRT says it would “re­duce the im­pact of en­gine noise and smoke” on nearby res­i­dents and other boaters.

There will now be dis­cus­sions with boaters and other groups on the sit­ing and man­age­ment of the charg­ing points.

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