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Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

Shipping is a major contributor to global carbon emissions. The sector today is responsible for 3 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 9 per cent of transport related emissions and this figure will rise significantly as trade volumes increase. If no mitigation action is taken, maritime emissions could grow between 50 and 250 … Continue reading Clean Energy Options for Global Shipping Industry

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WWEA and International Windship Association unite to promote uptake of wind technology in shipping

The World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) has today announced a key strategic partnership with the International Windship Association (IWSA) in order to further promote the uptake of wind technology by the global shipping fleet.   WWEA is a not-for-profit organisation with over 600-member organisations across 100 countries. The Association promotes the deployment of wind energy … Continue reading WWEA and International Windship Association unite to promote uptake of wind technology in shipping

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The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

The Estraden is a Finnish cargo ship that sails the North Sea six times a week. And though it burns oil, it is sailing in the sense that its engines are powered in part by the wind. The Rotor Sail is the wind-power technology enabling the wide-scale experiment to green the shipping industry, and it’s … Continue reading The shipping industry may finally be turning to wind power

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Wind power the next innovation in shipping

More than a century after shifting away from wind power, the shipping industry is looking at ways to harness ocean breezes once again — this time to reduce reliance on fuel. The latest effort by Denmark’s Maersk Tankers uses rotating cylinders about 30m high that can function as hi-tech sails. The company, a unit of … Continue reading Wind power the next innovation in shipping

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