Linklog entries in July 2020

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

My journal piece about decarbonising shipping 

Following my feature about sail cargo for the Guardian, I was invited to contribute a paper to a special edition of the American Journal of Economics and Sociology about the role of windpower in decarbonising the shipping industry.

The piece examines using sails as a primary means of propulsion – after all, not so long ago all global trade used to travel by sail. It also explores using windpower as a form of wind-assistance to reduce fuel.

Unfortunately, being for a Journal, this paper is behind a paywall – but there are plans to convert this edition of the journal into a book published by Wiley.