Emissions from global shipping are a challenge. But on every continent today different groups are working away to ensure that over the coming years wind power can become a growing part of any eventual solution. Dr Manuel Fluck offers his own insight into this new and fast-evolving ally of the traditional sailing industry
Decarbonising maritime shipping would be an important contribution to the fight against climate change. However, weaning cargo ships off diesel fuel is a considerable challenge. In the search for solutions, and driven by companies around the globe who try to reduce their environmental footprint, logistic departments, ship owners and boatyards have been turning to the sailing industry: can we use the power of the wind once again, to continue shipping goods across the globe while reducing our environmental impact?
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