This post is in response to the New Statesman article “The record-breaking solar plane is grounded – is there still hope for clean energy”
The piece is fair, on the whole, but it is important to point out that Solar Impulse does not believe in a world of untramelled and ever-growing consumption.
Solar Impulse believes it is possible to massively reduce the use of polluting technologies and increase energy efficiency, creating new jobs and a higher quality of life for all.
The organisation makes no apology for working with, or seeking partnerships with, companies with large CO2 footprints. Their involvement helps us to spread our message and hopefully lead to a global legislative framework in which these self-same major industrial players can be drivers of a paradigm shift in energy use.