S e p t e m b e r  2 0 1 1 — Volume 19, Issue 9
The GENI-us Letter

U.N.’s Ban Ki-Moon urges Clean Energy Revolution

Dear GENI Friend,

Having first visited the United Nations 20 years ago, it seemed like a monumental task to turn this large bureaucracy into a force to accelerate the interconnection of renewable energy resources between all nations. 

The Cold War had just ended, and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) did not yet exist.

The one official that got the significance of this work two decades ago was Assistant Secretary Gen. Robert Muller (now deceased), who stated, I will not repeat it often enough. We need several great world engineering projects which will help save us incredible sums of money spent on national duplications, increase productivity of the world economy and help us save the environment... The world energy grid should receive top attention and be supported.” We were honored with his endorsement and foresight to create international cooperation on clean energy.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urges green energy investmentUN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stands for a picture in front of a solar panel display with a wind turbine in the distance while on a visit at the National Renewable Energy Labs (NREL)

Today, climate change, world hunger and poverty, female equality are top priorities to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The current Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated his support recently at the National Renewable Energy Lab: "When we put a priority on renewable energy we address job creation, we address climate change, women's empowerment and food security.  Sustainable energy cuts across nearly every major challenge we face today and will face in the future... We need to drive this clean energy revolution at the speed and scale necessary.”

This commitment by the U.N. leader will be heard around the world.  GENI has been pushing for the speed and scale up of renewable development in every nation – and we now have a powerful world leader saying the same thing.  These words will lead to investment and projects on the ground -- and more than ever we need to keep pushing “to get off the path of pollution and on the road to renewables.”

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Peter Meisen
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