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News — December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

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The launch of the second phase of Bertrand’s vision – selecting #1000solutions that can protect the environment in a profitable way – has now been formalized with the creation of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.Our first General Assembly was held in Bonn during COP23 in the presence of many Members as...

1000 Solutions — December 13, 2017

Collaborating with Occitanie to accelerate the energy transition in...

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To finish off this very fruitful year, the World Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Occitanie Region - which stands at the forefront of renewable energy and clean technologies in France, and strongly encourages and empowers its territories and citizens to become actors of the energy...

News — December 01, 2017

Bertrand Piccard’s exploits recognized by the Society of Explorers...

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The grand prize of the Société de Géographie and the prize of the Société des Explorateurs have been awarded to Bertrand Piccard for his round-the-world flight with Solar Impulse, and for his continued efforts to push for and support a transition toward renewable energy and clean technologies.The awards recognize...

News — November 23, 2017

The Royal Aeronautical Society rewards the Solar Impulse Team

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The Royal Aeronautical Society's Medals and Awards recognise the innovation and excellence of both individuals and teams that are conferred for achievements and contributions in all disciplines of the global aerospace industry. In particular, the Team Gold Medal award recognizes the outstanding contributions...

News — November 16, 2017

The World Alliance signs an MoU with the EU Covenant of Mayors

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At present, the Covenant of Mayors counts 7,659 signatories, local and regional authorities encompassing 238,748,131 inhabitants, voluntarily committed to implementing EU climate and energy objectives on their territory. New signatories today pledge to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and to adopt...

News — November 14, 2017

1000 solutions that protect the environment in a profitable way -...

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Following the success of the first solar flight around the world, we are back in mission mode, and as promised we are taking our first for energy further!We today held the Constituent Assembly for the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions. A major milestone for the team, which has been working hard to make...

News — November 10, 2017

Partnering with BNP Paribas’ Swiss branch to show that clean...

Written by Solar Impulse

In recent years, BNP has been becoming more and more responsible with regard to how it conducts its business of financing the economy, aiming to have a positive impact on both society and the environment globally, and recognizing that it needs to be an actor of change, now more than ever, in order to adapt to...

News — November 09, 2017

COP23: What’s the Solar Impulse Foundation doing here?

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This year’s 23rd edition of the global meeting - located in Bonn, Germany - is hosted by an island nation that is currently challenged by rising sea levels: Fiji. While Bertrand Piccard has participated in many COPs over the past years, the Solar Impulse team has attended the two previous conferences and this...

News — October 30, 2017

Partnering with ADEME to bring French solutions to the world

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They are a fantastic partner for the World Alliance; they are at the heart of deploying solutions in support of France’s landmark law on energy transition for green growth that shares our own perspective that sustainability is an opportunity to develop new industries, create jobs and more prosperity. ADEME, a...

News — October 25, 2017

Innoenergy and the World Alliance: together to support innovative...

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Innoenergy works with their network of partners to build connections across Europe to foster innovation, entrepreneurship and education. Their business model de-risks innovation and investment, thereby allowing more organisations to participate, and resulting in a broad array of new technologies, products...

News — October 23, 2017

The World Alliance goes to Paris looking to share best practices

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Paris has set itself one of the most ambitious sustainability targets of any city in the world, intending to be carbon neutral and powered 100% by renewable energy come 2050. Mayor Anne Hidalgo has taken up this challenge, though as President of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group - which connects...

News — October 17, 2017

Air Liquide working with the World Alliance to identify experts for...

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Air Liquide, the global leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, are joining us today to help us in that mission, and we couldn’t be happier. They are making available almost 100 experts specialising in energy, water and materials that will identify and evaluate solutions submitted to the...

News — September 06, 2017

Bertrand Piccard speaks at the International Energy Agency: Watch...

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Top thinkers, decision makers and global leaders will give talks that are idea-focused on a wide range of subjects that are timely and relevant but not always directly related to energy. Bertrand Piccard was invited to the IEA to talk about his experience flying around the world without fuel in Solar Impulse, an...

News — September 05, 2017

Longtime supporters Solvay continue their partnership with Solar...

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Bertrand Piccard, Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, and Carlos Moedas of the European Commission discuss at the Flagey Culture House in Brussels.The partnership was announced at the Flagey culture house in Brussels by Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu and Bertrand Piccard, as part of a screening of Solar...

News — June 15, 2017

The Solar Impulse Foundation unveils a new partnership with ENGIE

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We are happy to welcome ENGIE, the ambitious and innovative French energy company, as the most recent partner of the Solar Impulse Foundation.It’s a natural fit, committed as we both are to a clean energy transition to make for a sustainable future. We wish to demonstrate that doing so will not be expensive...