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

The IEA has launched a new high-level distinguished speaker series, big IdEAs.

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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 aircraft powered only by the suns’s rays. Piccard also spoke about his next big project - establishing the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions.

Watch the video below:


The World Alliance brings together the main actors in the field of clean technologies in order to create synergies that will ultimately speed-up the implementation of clean and profitable solutions which have the potential to address the environmental challenges of today.


Efficient Solutions are not limited to the production of renewable energy. They encompass products, services, clean technologies and processes that are profitable and sustain economic growth, while protecting the environment and optimising the use of natural resources.