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News — October 25, 2017

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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...

Written by Solar Impulse

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...

Written by Solar Impulse

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...

Written by Solar Impulse

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 — July 18, 2017

Personal development: drop your ballast and change altitude to live...

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Flying in a gas balloon teaches us to do exactly the opposite of everything we have learned to do in our daily life, and offers us new strategies for innovation, creativity and crisis management.In our education and training, we are taught to fear the uncertainties, the changes, the unknown, in other...

News — June 20, 2017

Solutions, solutions, solutions

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Gemasolar Thermosolar Plant in Seville, Spain | © Roberto Saltori via FlickrSince 2011, when we flew the first prototype of Solar Impulse to Brussels for Green Week, much has changed. The international community has created a workable global climate agreement, renewable energy has become cheaper than fossil...

News — June 15, 2017

The Solar Impulse Foundation unveils a new partnership with ENGIE

Written by Solar Impulse

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...

News — May 31, 2017

Correcting an old injustice: carbon pricing

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Why is it then that companies can still dump as much carbon into the atmosphere as they wish? Why should it be treated differently? For the most part the fossil fuel industry pays nothing for its social impacts; these “externalities” don’t figure in the price. In fact, their cost -  air pollution, increased...