From a single sentence in the
book, Critical Path, the Global
Energy Network Institute is now celebrating 25 years of making a difference.
On page 206 it reads, “the integrated world energy grid ... is the World
Game’s highest priority objective.”
In 1986, only 50 nations traded
electricity across national borders (early GENI history). Today, we regularly report on new
electrical interconnections in every continent between friend and foe.
As a small research and
education institute, our job has been to provoke policy-makers, utility
executives and investors to understand the economic and social benefits of
energy cooperation (see 25 years of GENI History in one page).
There are hundreds of people to thank — including:
- Former and current Staff: Patricia Stevens, Paul-Michael Dekker, Glen Shewchuck, Diane Adcock, Michael
- A committed Board of Directors: Bobbi DePorter, Dr. Graeme
Edwards, Nyhl Henson, Janathin Miller, Michael Powers, Don Robinson, Bill
Shopoff, Joanalys Smith; plus
- Hundreds of Volunteers & Interns, who have
conducted research, marketed to leaders and media, visualized solutions; and
- Our sustaining Donors, who make this possible.
Equally exciting for us is
our move to a new, bigger location in downtown San Diego. We’ll be in the heart of the City, so you can easily
visit any time. [Use the Civic Center Trolley Station right across from
City Hall.] We will help you help others to visualize energy solutions in this immersive
environment. Our goal is to accelerate the speed and scale of renewable
energy integration around the world.
this new space we will host collaborative events, strategic planning and network
receptions. We already have 40 interns from Europe, Asia and the U.S. scheduled
to work with us this summer! During this 25th Anniversary, I invite
you to help us grow and have an even greater impact.
Would you consider a contribution of $25 a
month, $250 a month, $2,500 or $25,000 or more? We promise to leverage your support
towards making our world a better place for all.
In partnership for the