01 Dec '11, 8pm

This Plane Will Fly Around the World on 100% Solar Power (Video)

This Plane Will Fly Around the World on 100% Solar Power (Video)

For decades, cleantech has engaged in a slogging uphill battle. Renewable energy, arguably the most disruptive technology in the marketplace, poses a clear threat to status quo fossil fuels industries that supply us with the vast majority of our power. As such, the oil, gas and coal industries have worked hard to paint clean energy as a silly hippie daydream. They have funded skeptical think tanks and used their resources to influence and appeal to conservative politicians and opinionators. As a result, conventional wisdom in U.S. popular culture says clean energy is still a pipe dream. Wind and solar "aren't there yet", electric cars are weird and unreliable, and without coal, gas and oil, why, the lights would up and go off in much of the country! None of that is true, of course, but the American public has been inculcated to believe such boilerplate after years of naysa...

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