Wait… a kite can tow a cargo ship and use wind power to cut emissions?

December 20, 2021

By Cate Lawrence

Sometimes, I like a weird idea or two, especially if it involves two things that don’t fit together, like balloons and the internet or cargo ships and kites…. Remember when X, a subsidiary company of Alphabet — yes, the parent company of Google — was working on Project Loon? It uses giant balloons to beam the internet to people living in remote parts of the world? In January this year, Loon wound down in response to an unsustainable business model. But now there’s something almost as weird: kites to guide cargo ships and reduce their carbon emissions. But this one might just gain…

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