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News — October 25, 2019

At the Olympic Museum, Solar Impulse Experts champion the...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

For the first time, Lausanne hosted our Experts Challenge event. The Olympic Museum’s walls are covered with pictures of the greatest olympic athletes of all time: from Usain Bolt to Michael Phelps, Simon Biles and Muhammad Ali. But on October 23rd, during one day, the celebrities were not the sports...

News — October 21, 2019

Le climat rappelle les partis à l'ordre !

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

C’était tellement évident : à force de négliger l’urgence des problèmes climatiques pour favoriser leurs idéologies personnelles, les partis politiques traditionnels allaient perdre la confiance des électeurs. J’en avais d’ailleurs prévenu bon nombre de représentants, évidemment sans succès. Et maintenant, au...

News — September 27, 2019

LVMH and the Solar Impulse Foundation to find solutions for...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

The partnership between the two entities is part of a global effort from the world’s biggest luxury goods company to put protection of the environment at the core of its priorities, without compromising on financial results. “We prefer acts to pacts” proclaimed Antoine Arnault, LVMH, as he introduced the Future...

News — September 26, 2019

Sind wir wirklich Kapitalisten?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

Der Kapitalismus, der die globalen Märkte in den letzten 50 Jahren beherrscht hat, wird wie nie zuvor in Frage gestellt. Wenngleich in der letzten Generation über eine Milliarde Menschen den Weg aus der Armut gefunden haben, hat unser ökonomisches System gleichermaßen zu wachsender Ungleichheit, vermehrten...

News — September 24, 2019

How can we tap into hydrogen’s potential to achieve clean, secure...

Written by Expert: Dr. David Snoswell - 5min read

With more than 10 million metric tons produced annually in the USA, hydrogen production is estimated to be a $100 billion industry. The buzz around conversion of electricity into hydrogen is due to its energy density allowing large amounts of energy to be stored compared to battery and large scale...

News — September 23, 2019

Are we truly capitalists?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

The version of capitalism that has dominated global markets for the last half-century is being rightfully questioned as never before. Whilst over a billion people have been pulled out of poverty over the last generation, our economic system has also contributed to skyrocketing inequalities, social unrest,...

News — September 23, 2019

Sommes-nous vraiment capitalistes ?

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 4min read

Le capitalisme qui a dominé les marchés mondiaux au cours du dernier demi-siècle est légitimement remis en question comme jamais auparavant. S'il a sorti plus d'un milliard de personnes de la pauvreté au cours de la dernière génération, notre système économique a aussi contribué à la montée en flèche des...

News — September 11, 2019

A Second Life for the Solar Impulse (Si2) Airplane

Written by Tristan Lebleu

Three years after its final landing in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Solar Impulse, the solar-powered airplane in which Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg flew around the world without a drop of fuel, may once again reach for the skies. Solar Impulse SA and Skydweller S.L.U. have signed an agreement for a...

News — September 05, 2019

Cleaning up maritime transport

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

Three per cent. That is the contribution of the maritime sector to total global carbon emissions. It doesn’t sound all that much for a sector that ensures 90% of world trade and whose ships spend most of their time on the high-seas, out of sight and out of mind, but the predictions for climate change means that...

News — September 05, 2019

Vers un transport maritime plus propre

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 5min read

Trois pour cent. C'est la contribution du transport maritime aux émissions de carbone au niveau mondial. Cela peut sembler très peu pour un secteur qui assure 90% du commerce mondial et dont les navires passent la majeure partie du temps en haute mer, loin des yeux et des préoccupations, mais compte tenu des...

News — August 29, 2019

Bertrand Piccard au G7 pour exhorter à une action climatique...

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

L'explorateur et pilote de Solar Impulse, l'un des représentants de la société civile choisis par le gouvernement français comme intervenants au G7, appellera à des politiques courageuses pour enrayer la crise climatique. Dans le cadre du One Planet Lab organisé par le gouvernement français, Bertrand Piccard –...

News — August 28, 2019

My speech to Heads of States at the G7 Summit

Written by Bertrand Piccard - 3min read

Dear President Macron, Excellencies,If I am here today in front of you, it is not because I flew around the world in a solar powered airplane but because I have proof that clean technologies exist and can achieve impossible goals. The good news is that in the field of the environment, these technologies have become...

News — August 23, 2019

Bertrand Piccard at G7 to push ambitious climate action

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The explorer and pilot of Solar Impulse has been selected by the French government as one of the representatives of civil society that will address the G7, calling for brave policies that will turn the tide in the climate crisis. Bertrand Piccard, who has long advocated for more ambitious...

News — July 18, 2019

Eco Wave Power makes market debut on Nasdaq First North Stockholm

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 4min read

The Swedish cleantech company becomes the first Solar Impulse Efficient Solution to complete an IPO.“Passion is the greatest renewable energy source. Passion is something that can definitely take you a long way” says Inna Braverman, as her company is about to get listed on the prestigious Swedish exchange...

News — July 03, 2019

Why we launched a label and how we implement it

Written by Tristan Lebleu - 3min read

Some background on our labelling process and how we ensure its relevance.“Why did you decide to launch a label?” is a question that we get pretty often. And it’s a relevant one, too. After all, when Bertrand Piccard decided to launch the #1000solutions challenge following his round-the-world solar flight, his idea...