So­lar flight team in clean en­ergy push

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The team be­hind the round-the-world so­lar flight on So­lar Im­pulse 2 has founded a new or­gan­i­sa­tion to push for greater use of clean tech­nol­ogy. The World Al­liance for Clean Tech­nolo­gies aims to bring to­gether start-ups, com­pa­nies and or­gan­i­sa­tions pro­duc­ing or sup­port­ing the use of clean tech­nolo­gies. “We need to em­brace clean tech­nolo­gies, not be­cause they are ‘eco-log­i­cal’, but be­cause they are ‘log­i­cal’,” said Ber­trand Pic­card, Chair­man of the So­lar Im­pulse Foun­da­tion and one of the two pi­lots in­volved in the chal­lenge, which took off and fin­ished in Abu Dhabi. “Even if cli­mate change didn’t ex­ist, en­ergy ef­fi­cient tech­nolo­gies would make sense to create jobs, gen­er­ate profit and boost eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, while also re­duc­ing CO2 emis­sions and pro­tect­ing nat­u­ral re­sources.”

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