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News — March 12, 2018

Impact finance for cleantech innovation

Written by Rémy Kalter

Research by the Financial Times found that institutional investment funds that observe environmental and social standards “tend to outperform those that don’t by a significant margin”. Indeed, the report goes on to say that anyone foolish enough to have invested in US coal in June 2014 would have lost 85% within...

News — March 08, 2018

Meet a Member: Ezhil Subbian, CEO of String Bio

Written by Nathalie Berger

Ezhil Subbian is the CEO of String Bio, a company that provides a new way of using methane, a common byproduct of natural gas, biogas, and landfill gas, to chemically leverage value-added products such as single cell proteins for animal nutrition and polymers in a profitable way. Based out of Bangalore,...

News — February 26, 2018

Bringing Solutions to Cities at the 10th Anniversary of the...

Written by Rémy Kalter

Following our collaboration with the Covenant of Mayors in November 2017, we ceased the opportunity to prepare the first World Alliance for Efficient Solutions event. What better place to bring cleantech solutions together with decision-makers than at an event filled with enthusiastic decision-makers who are...

News — February 21, 2018

Efficient solutions for cities

Written by Rémy Kalter

Whenwe hear statistics about cities being responsible for 70% of global GHG emissions, it’s natural and tempting to want to focus our efforts on finding that one big solution that will make a massive difference. That can actually be quite paralysing, and the truth is that cities are so complex that such a...

News — February 12, 2018

Looking to cities of the future

Written by Rémy Kalter

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you live in a city. Most of us do nowadays and we live in them for a whole host of good reasons; community, opportunity, access, things to do.But we do so knowing there a trade-off, whether it be dealing with traffic jams, trying to find somewhere nice (and...

1000 Solutions — February 02, 2018

Bring your solutions to power Europe’s cities

Written by Rémy Kalter

The EU Covenant of Mayors is the world’s biggest urban climate and energy initiative. It currently counts over 7,500 signatories - local and regional authorities encompassing some 230 million people - voluntarily committed to implementing climate and energy objectives on their territories. As the World...

1000 Solutions — January 19, 2018

The World Alliance in India: innovation everywhere

Written by Rémy Kalter

“If you want to renew your faith in the creative spirit of human beings, leave your comfort zone and visit India.”That was the message from Bertrand Piccard following his visit to India as the World Alliance team continues its efforts to identify clean and profitable solutions from around the world. In the...

News — January 17, 2018

Regulators please be brave

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Why are we so demanding for the latest smartphone and yet so laid back for all the new technologies that have to do with energy. Today we have technologies that can make an airplane fly day and night without fuel, but also technologies to electrify transport, to properly insulate houses, to massively reduce...

News — December 22, 2017

Happy Holidays and best wishes for the New Year!

Written by Solar Impulse

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...

News — December 20, 2017

Preventing the next stock-market crash

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Recently, I’ve been giving some thought to a factor that’s been largely ignored by the media in their reporting of COP 23 and the recent climate summit in Paris, namely, the risk of a spectacular stock-market crash. Why so?At present, two parallel worlds exist: an old world that sees the future as an...

1000 Solutions — December 13, 2017

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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 04, 2017

The countdown has begun

Written by Bertrand Piccard

Have you always dreamed of the tropical Fiji islands in the South Pacific? Then do I have a surprise for you! This year, COP 23—the 23rd United Nations Climate Change conference—was held in…Bonn, Germany. On November 12, the Solar Impulse Foundation team headed to Germany, where we were met with magnificent...

News — December 01, 2017

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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

Written by Solar Impulse

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...