A Wish From GENI
Dear E-8 Leader,
The upcoming World Energy Congress theme is "The
Energy Future in an Interdependent World."
We are all interconnected today -- linked across
borders via gas pipelines, electric grids, telecommunication
cable and global finance.
The new international factor facing our industry
is carbon. Power production and the transport sector
create two-thirds of global CO2 emissions, and the
public is becoming vocal in their demand for cleaner
energy and fuels. It seems certain that a 'market
price per ton of carbon' will soon be enacted and
will dramatically alter the cost equation for fossil
As a member of the E-8, you are a global leader in
how we produce electricity. The rules of the game
are changing. In preparation for the 20th WEC in
Rome this November, GENI would like to pose several
questions for consideration by you and your staff:
- Renewable Potential: What's the potential
capacity of all the renewable resources in your
service territory, including your neighbors? Could
you meet most of your electrical requirements from
these non-carbon resources? (Five nations already
do: Norway, Iceland, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand.)
- Interconnection: How could these renewables
be integrated into your electric grid and provide
the reliability, security and immediate dispatch
that your customers require?
- Fossil Fuel Transition: As existing fossil
fuel and nuclear plants need replacing in the coming
years, could renewables meet that replacement capacity
using the same criteria?
- Design: In the coming carbon constrained
world of the future, how would you strategically
plan, engineer and build this out?
You'll see from the enclosed material -- the GENI
Initiative advocates the interconnection of renewable
energy resources around the world as a priority objective.
It's about cooperation between renewable developers,
utilities and neighboring nations.
We look forward to seeing you in Rome. GENI will
be in the Renewables Exhibit area.
at Night -- electricity is essential for development
No Energy Crisis" - a 6 minute video presentation
of the GENI project
Cooperation -- Decades in the Making"
Electric 'Power Highways" could become a Force for
needed -- a Design Science Revolution"
Global Climate 100 Index -- investing in climate solutions
Electric Energy Grid -- the World Game's Highest Priority