Bucky at 1969 World GameTM
"All the forces in the world are not so powerful
as an idea whose time has come."
— French author Victor Hugo 1852
world energy grid is the World Game's highest priority objective."
— Buckminster Fuller, Critical Path 1983
"This is not a
time for tinkering; it is a time for transformation – a
radical shift to greener economies."
— UN Sec. General Ban Ki-moon at the 2014 climate talks
in Lima, Peru
The picture above from 45 years
ago shows Buckminster Fuller with a freehand sketch of the interconnected
energy grid. Great ideas can take time – and the time is now.
(Each dot = 1% of
humanity) Dymaxion™ Map
©Buckminster Fuller Institute
In their 2014 report, Maria
van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
calls for more investment in renewable energy and electrical interconnections
to get that power to markets. This is required to meet CO2 reduction
Pacific Gas and Electric
Company (PG&E) President Chris Johns leads one of the largest utilities in
the world. He sees the Grid of Things™ which will link
all technologies, from health care to homes to energy. "These
energy technologies are tremendously more powerful and valuable if they're
wired together through the grid."
You have seen the development and acceptance of the
GENI initiative over 25 years. We now see global leaders calling for a rapid
uptake of renewable energy into an interconnected energy grid. It's an idea
whose time has come, and there's no time to waste. It's needed in every
nation, on every continent ...now.
In Partnership for the Planet,