Low carbon boating

Most boats on inland waterways have diesel engines and use solid-fuel stoves for heating. While the contribution of boats to carbon and air polluting emissions is low, there's still room to reduce emissions.

We offer a boat licence discount to electric boats and some boats are now converting to solar power and batteries.

We're also partnering in pilot schemes to install electricity charging points at inner-city moorings to encourage the use of electricity for heating as well as propulsion.  

Last date edited: 5 November 2021