...and now for a greener future?
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.