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2012-08-27. Designers Set Sail, Turning to Wind to Help Power Cargo Ships

posted Sep 5, 2012, 4:03 PM by Alan Gould   [ updated Sep 5, 2012, 4:06 PM ]
| by John J. Geoghegan, The NY Times. An article relevant to GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: If the world’s shipping fleet were a country, it would be the world’s sixth leading emitter of greenhouse gases. To reduce those emissions — and, not incidentally, to conserve expensive fossil fuels — cargo ship designers are now turning to the oldest source of power there is: the wind… Wind, of course, is cost- and emission-free. But none of the designs under consideration would replace a ship’s engine, only supplement it…. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/science/earth/cargo-ship-designers-turn-to-wind-to-cut-cost-and-emissions.html?_r=2&ref=science