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We regularly inform our contributors of the latest energy breakthroughs, global challenges and future projects via our Donor Letters/GENI-us Newsletter.

While this Member Exclusive page is not a comprehensive summary of the world condition, it does present a short historical record of the progress that the GENI Initiative has made over the years. If you would like more detailed information on a particular topic, please call or e-mail your request.


UN warns of looming water crisis — Two in three people will face water shortages by 2025


The European Union is targeting a doubling of energy production from renewable resources from 6% to 12% by 2010. Read the full story here: European Union Targets Green Energy Expansion


Syria and Lebanon signed two agreements on electricity grids between the two states.


Recently we received a response from a letter to the US Secretary of Energy, Spencer Abraham. Here is the response from Thomas W. Sacco.

Related to this letter is the recent press release from the DOE on the North American Energy Working Group, and the Black and Veatch proposal for their TransAmerica Grid


The GENI Donor Letters (since 1993)/Genius Newsletters (since 2003)

 


A GENI Opinion-Editorial: "A Crisis of Ignorance"

 

 


A letter to Kofi Annan

 
 

GENI letter to Bill Richardson, U.S. Secretary of Energy
Latin American Power Integration
U.S.-Africa Energy Ministers Meeting
Middle-East Grid Connection
APREC (Asia-Pacific Rim Electricity Cooperation)
ASEAN Ministers of Energy Meeting, 1 June, 2000


 

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What is the planet's Critical Path?
The GENI Initiative was founded in 1986 after Peter Meisen read
"Critical Path" (St. Martin's Press, 1981) by R. Buckminster Fuller. Called "the Leonardo da Vinci of the 20th Century," Bucky Fuller was a visionary engineer who committed his life to finding systems and artifacts that would improve the quality of life for all humanity. One such tool is the World Game(TM) simulation, which assesses all human needs, trends, planetary resources and asks the question: How do we make the world work for 100% of all humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or the disadvantage of anyone? In the book "Critical Path", he answered this question many times. The premiere strategy is to interconnect the electrical energy networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping local and remote renewable energy resources. Bucky expands on this plan throughout the book.

Excerpts from Critical Path

Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science

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Latin American Power Integration:
On occasion, there is a significant leap forward in the progress of the GENI Initiative. There are those times when GENI definitely influenced the process and policy-making. Latin America has embraced this strategy for peace and sustainable development! How?

Bill Richardson, US Energy Secretary, hosted all of the Latin American Energy Ministers recently (July 28-31, 1999) in New Orleans as a part of the Summit of the Americas begun in 1995. GENI was honored to be invited by the U.S. Department of Energy to attend and set up our exhibit. First, GENI researched the web site for the conference:

http://www.americasenergy.org (no longer available)

Listed were all the North and South American ministers and contacts about 50 people in all. We pre-mailed a letter and substantive information package to each, detailing the benefits and technical foundation of the strategy to interconnect electrical systems. We asked them to consider this strategy during the conference.


See our cover letter (July 14th) sent to all the energy ministers in the Western Hemisphere:


GENI Letter to Bill Richardson, U.S. Secretary of Energy, July 14, 1999

See the resulting U.S. Dept of Energy Press Release (July 29th) that states their collective commitment:

U.S. Department Of Energy News Release, July 29, 1999

 

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U.S.-Africa Energy Ministers Meeting
The Ministers responsible for energy for the countries of the African continent or their representatives and the Secretary of Energy of the United States, hereby referred to as the Energy Ministers, met in Tucson, Arizona, on December 13-15, 1999, and discussed the unique needs of Africa, including its serious energy shortages, limited access to exploitation and consumption of energy, and heavy dependence on traditional energy resources, taking into account its diversity and enormous potential .


U.S.-Africa Meeting Details, December 13-15, 1999

 

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Middle-East Grid Connection
The most developed scheme is a project to link Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. The first major step was taken in 1989, when the state electricity companies from the five participating countries appointed CIC, a consortium of Canadian companies, Ontario Hydro and Hydro-Quebec International, to prepare an initial feasibility study. Funded by the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank and the Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) , the study reviewed interconnection alternatives, set out basic technical specifications, examined the economics of the alternatives and suggested a draft interconnection agreement.


Middle-East Grid Connection Details, April 17, 2000

 

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APREC (Asia Pacific Rim Electricity Cooperation)
It is desirable to promote power production where renewable energy is abundant, and electricity trade exists. This is one of the most practical solutions to achieve both environmental protection and sustainable growth globally.


APREC Details, May 13, 2000
 

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