Concrete solutions for a clean future

"The Solar Impulse project is a tremendous reminder and symbol of the extent to which renewable energy is not just a replacement for dirty fossil fuels, but can be used to accomplish things impossible without the clean, inspiring, and physically and socially uplifting potential of sustainable energy. Professor Dan Kammen Founding Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley and Energy and Climate Partners of the Americas Fellow for the U. S. Secretary of State "

The Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory (RAEL) is a unique new research, devel­op­ment, project imple­men­ta­tion, and com­mu­nity out­reach facil­ity based at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Berke­ley in the Energy and Resources Group and the Depart­ment of Nuclear Engi­neer­ing. RAEL focuses on design­ing, test­ing, and dis­sem­i­nat­ing renew­able and appro­pri­ate energy sys­tems. The laboratory’s mis­sion is to help these tech­nolo­gies real­ize their full poten­tial to con­tribute to envi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able devel­op­ment in both indus­tri­al­ized and devel­op­ing nations while also address­ing the cul­tural con­text and range of poten­tial social impacts of any new tech­nol­ogy or resource man­age­ment system.

The story of #futureisclean

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg are attempting the first round-the-world solar flight, an adventure to promote the use of clean technologies.

Clean technologies used on the solar aircraft could be used on the ground and reduce 50% of our world’s energy consumption... as of today. But for this, we need political courage and pioneering spirit.

We launched the #futureisclean initiative to create a federation of organizations pushing the replacement of old polluting devices by existing clean technologies.

MANIFESTO: SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE
WITH CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES

Join Bertrand Piccard’s approach to show that climate change is not an expensive problem requiring heavy financial and behavioral sacrifices, but rather a unique opportunity for profit and job creation:

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Initiators of the #FUTUREISCLEAN initiative

Bertrand
Piccard
Explorer
André
Borschberg
Explorer
Richard
Branson
Adventurer, Philanthropist, Troublemaker
Miguel-Arias
Canete
EU Commissioner
Doris
Leuthard
Swiss Federal Councillor
Adnan
Z. Amin
Director General, IRENA
H.S.H. Prince Albert II
Of Monaco
H.S.H. Prince Albert II Of Monaco
Dr. Sultan Ahmed
Al Jaber
Chairman, Masdar
Robert
Swan
Polar explorer, environmentalist
Christiana
Figueres
Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Mikhaïl
Gorbatchev
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Rainer
Baake
German State Secretary
Yann
Arthus-Bertrand
Photographers, UNEP Goodwill Embassador
Erik
Lindbergh
Artist, pilot, social entrepreneur
Kofi
Annan
Former Secretary General of the United Nations, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Don
Walsh
EXPLORER, OCEANOGRAPHER
Sylvia
Earle
Marine biologist and explorer
Achim
STEINER
UNEP Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
Leilani
Munter
CarbonFreeGirl

Concrete solutions for a Clean Future

Just like onboard Solar Impulse, solutions already exist to reduce energy consumption. We have gathered 357 organizations around this initiative. Some of them sent the solutions they wanted to promote at COP21.


The vote is now over, here are the top 5 solutions you voted for!


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Instead of always focusing on producing more energy, let's save energy by implementing the most energy efficient devices existing today

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(180)

Promote renewable energy resources

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3
(132)

Don't ask people to sacrifice their life style, give them efficient energy devices

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Instead of always focusing on producing more energy, let's save energy by implementing the most energy efficient devices existing today.
4
(101)

Push the transition to renewable energy resources

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The climate is changing faster than at any time in human history, due in large part to the use of fossil fuels. Transitioning rapidly to a future fuelled by renewable energy is the single most effective way to stave off catastrophic climate change. Fortunately this can be done – in fact is already being done in many countries – in a cost-neutral way using technology available today, creating on average more new jobs than those being lost in the waning fossil fuel industries. Renewable energy is good for the climate, good for the economy, and good for business.
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(76)

Focus on education

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Although we have already been able to do great things with solar power, innovative efficiency solutions and global investments, the thing that gives me most confidence is the new generation of committed experts emerging from institutions like the Masdar Institute

Organizations that belong to #futureisclean

Corporations promoting a clean future