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How to store green energy to power the world

Would you also love a world where all our "hunger" for energy was covered by Wind and Solar Power - and ...

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Advancing Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said: "change is the only constant in life." Proof of this can be seen all ...

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Challenging a universal truth. Fat or fraud?

You may remember my blog earlier this year which introduced the idea that what we see in our food pyramids ...

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Supporting the Renewable Energy Race

Students from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands recently won the SASOL Solar Challenge after an eight day solar ...

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Swiss Re steps up investment in own solar power supply

As a founding partner of RE100, Swiss Re is committed to becoming 100% powered by renewable electricity by 2020 - a ...

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Renewable energy sits atop the world's largest oil deposits?

Solar Impulse is back in the Middle East, where their bold attempt to circumnavigate the world using only solar power ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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The innovation angle – managing 21st century risk

From experiment to prototype and commercial production…to refinement and improvement…such is the cycle of innovation. Innovation can be ...

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Seagulls vs Solar

I'm the CRE & LO manager Swiss Re's office in Folkestone, UK. Recently, our office received the ISO 14001 ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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Crossing the Pacific on solar energy only

A few days ago, André Borschberg, my "solar brother", embarked on the most ambitious leg of the Solar Impulse journey ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

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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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