There have been many troubling
reports this year on record-breaking heat, climate change fueled storms and new
fossil fuel extraction technologies. But the news is not all bad! We want to
share some promising news to complete this year. There are many business
people and investors working solve our most pressing challenges.
Out of the nuclear disaster
at Fukushima, there's a concerted effort in
Japan to develop their renewable energy resources. The Japan Renewable
Energy Foundation was formed in 2011 to push this clean energy agenda. The
government has initiated an aggressive Feed-in Tariff modeled after the
successful German incentive program, rewarding solar and wind developers with a
Now, the Asia Times
reports on some visionary developers who are pushing the Asia Super-Grid to tap
the abundant wind in Mongolia and solar of the Gobi Desert – transmitting that
power to the load centers in China, South Korea and Japan.
GENI has recently reported
that both China and Japan are blessed with clean energy resources –
which you can view and share: "The Renewable Energy Potential of China" and "How
is 100% Renewable Energy Possible for Japan by 2020?" Both are on our
GENI Library-Research page: www.geni.org/globalenergy/research/
The Asia Super-Grid will
foster trade and cooperation across the entire region – which author John
Mathews calls a "clean-tech paradigm", reducing territorial tensions and
the potential for disputes. We agree.
We encourage you to share this initiative with
colleagues, media and your national leaders. We are seeing positive
results, policies, and projects on all continents. Is it fast enough? No.
We ask your help in accelerating the process. That’s our commitment. Please consider a year-end pledge that will help us
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