Clean Electricity is Essential for Sustainable Development
Letter from Peter Meisen, Global Energy Network Institute
29 October, 2009
In December, the world will be watching Copenhagen as all nations convene to define new rules and targets for climate change. The outcome will affect everyone on the planet as new CO2 emissions stay in the atmosphere for centuries: causing stronger storms, sea level rise and disease migration. The stakes are very high.
Within your delegation, we ask you to consider a larger question that encompasses both human needs and environmental protection. From the World Game™ simulation, the key question was asked:
The premier strategy of the World GameTM offers a collaborative solution amongst all nations -- link renewable energy resources around the world. That is, all countries would interconnect their electric power grid systems between regions and neighbor nations, and tap the abundant renewable energy resources in each region. Five developed nations already use hydro and geothermal energy almost exclusively: Brazil, Canada, Iceland, New Zealand and Norway. Solar, wind and geothermal resource maps reveal plentiful clean energy potential on each continent.
How can you translate this grand scheme into policies and targets? We offer several key mechanisms:
These strategies are critical to meeting the growing energy needs of 9 billion people by 2050. Most nations agree that CO2 must be reduced by 80% while the world economy is projected to double. This will require what visionary engineer Buckminster Fuller called a "Design Science Revolution." -- i.e. using new technologies that make the old ones obsolete. Citizens in every nation are counting on your delegates to cooperate for the benefit of all countries -- and humanity. Your choices will affect the world we live in and the world we leave to our children.
In partnership for the planet,
The Global Energy Network Institute focuses on the interconnection of
electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis
on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. This strategy is the
highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr.
Buckminster Fuller three decades ago. Linking renewables between nations
will mollify conflicts, grow economies and increase the quality of life
and health for all.
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