With 1.3 billion people, China has become a major force in
the global economy. They seek to raise the living standards of their people,
which means continuing to develop new energy resources. Since most of their
population lives in the east, and most of the energy resources are in the west
and north, China has become a world leader in developing long-distance
The General Manager of the State Grid Corporation said
that, “the ultra high-voltage transmission lines are a way out for the
country’s imbalanced distribution of energy resources.”
This is especially true for accessing abundant wind from
Inner Mongolia and the solar power from the Gobi Desert. In GENI’s
research on the “Renewable Energy Potential of China,” we found sufficient
potential to power all of China’s needs if they chose that path. With China
being the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, GENI continues to push
this solution: develop your renewable energy resources where they are
abundant and link them to demand centers using high-voltage transmission.
This same message applies to the U.S., India, Russia and all other nations.
June 5th is the United Nations World Environment Day with the theme, “Green Economy,
does it include you?” On the same day in San Diego, we are hosting an
event, “Buckminster Fuller: Lessons Learned and Impacts Today,” with
several co-authors of the new book “A Fuller View.” It will be a day of both
vision and action. We invite you to join us!
In partnership for the