The Blog - What’s happening in wind

Posted

23/03/2017

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Spinning sail technology is set to be rebooted



The shipping industry is using innovative wind technology to help power vessels used for oil exploration. The irony is not lost on us.

This month, Danish shipping company Maersk and oil giant Royal Dutch Shell revealed plans to make tankers worldwide more environmentally friendly. They plan to fit ocean-going tankers with rotor sails. These would help to propel the ship because, when wind p ...

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Posted

14/12/2016

Author

Ilaria Valtimora

Profit-conscious Shell dives in to offshore



Last month Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden told the Energy for Tomorrow conference in Paris that he did not see enough profitability in the renewables industry. We covered this in a Wind Watch at the time, so why are we bringing it up again so soon?

Simply, because Shell seems keener to invest in renewables than his words then suggest. The Dutch utility is leading the consortium that, ...

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