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.
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.
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
Promote renewable energy resources
Don't ask people to sacrifice their life style, give them efficient energy devices
Push the transition to renewable energy resources
Focus on education