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Renewable Energy to Split Water in Iceland:
the Future of Energy is Here

Dear GENI Friend,

The world has recently changed, and we all stand to benefit. What has begun on the island of Iceland may forever shift the way energy is produced and consumed on the planet.

Several decades ago, Iceland imported large quantities of coal to generate their electrical energy. Engineers then realized the abundant renewable energy potential of their rivers and geothermal deposits.

Their commitment to using domestic energy has converted their fossil fuel burning to a complete reliance today on geothermal and hydropower to supply all electricity needs. The geothermal heat is also used for space heating in homes and businesses. This is a sustainable model of electrical production with minimal pollution.

Now, Iceland has taken the next step to transform their autos and buses to run on clean burning hydrogen. When burned or used in a fuel cell, the only by-product of the reaction is steam and some heat. There’s no carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous or sulfur oxides (NOX or SOX) or particulate matter.

With the support of several European firms, Iceland has launched the world’s first hydrogen fueling station with the fuel coming from electrolyzing water with renewable energy.

Their electricity is produced with clean renewable energy, and now the transportation sector can be fueled by a clean renewable fuel — hydrogen. [Editor's note: You can do this simple electrolysis demonstration at home. It’s the same process that's used in Iceland, except they are using excess renewable energy to make the clean burning hydrogen!]

This will revolutionize the global energy equation. What if you could literally power your next vacation or business trip on water? What would that mean for the environment, and for all the nations who depend upon oil to run their economies?

Please vote with your dollars by investing in the sustainability of our planet.

Peter Meisen


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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.

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