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150 years: Here's what you had to say

Our 150th anniversary activities have come to a close, but not without one last offering. You may remember that as ...

STORY URL: Swiss Re 150 Years

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Achieving the greatest effects with the simplest of means

Yesterday I was in the Swiss countryside, just outside the quiet, picturesque and sleepy little town of Payerne. A few ...

STORY URL: Solar Impulse 2 unveiled | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
In 2012 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions became the sole insurer of Solar...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Solar Impulse 2 to be unveiled tomorrow

The wait is almost over! On 9 April, the world will see Solar Impulse 2, the plane that will undertake ...

STORY URL: Solar Impulse 2 to be unveiled soon | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
In 2012 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions became the sole insurer of Solar...

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Europe's energy dependence: economic and political impacts

Europe needs to become more intelligent if it is to stop paying more than one billion USD every day for ...

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On moderating the Beijing Open Minds Forum panel

At the three previous Open Minds Forums, the word "China" was almost as common as "education" or "technology". Except that ...

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What's the drill with hydrofracking?

Fracking is all over the news today. Some people think it's brand new but its actually been used in ...

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"Sunshine Cinema" brings stories and solutions

I love storytelling ... and who doesn't, right? It goes back to the caves and first camp fires - we sit ...

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Calculating climate insurance

Despite many positive steps in recent years, China remains the single greatest greenhouse gas emitter worldwide. This is a sad ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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Providing food and energy for the future

There has been a lot of discussion around feeding and powering the population of 9 billion expected by 2050. Meeting ...

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Fossil fuels and nuclear energy not going away any time soon

Most governments and supranational organizations agree – at least in principle – that if we burn less fossil fuel, we could put ...

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Storing energy: how rhubarb will change the world

A great article from Harvard about some pretty important work to make renewable energy a more viable solution. But I ...

STORY URL: Battery offers renewable energy breakthrough
Harvard technology could economically store energy for use when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine | A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery ...

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Finding the balance - energy, food, housing, jobs...

Finding the balance. - 9 billion by 2050, this brings many challenges to us and future generations, the main topics have ...

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