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World Governments launch REEEP
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

Dear GENI Friend,

Since the beginning of 2000, GENI has been focused on advancing renewable energy awareness and development. We have coordinated expert panels on hydropower, wind, solar, geothermal and biomass energy at each IEEE Power Engineering Society meeting. Each of these sessions has become a feature story in the Power Engineering Review, reaching thousands of utility engineers. GENI's CD-ROM, "There is no energy crisis" was distributed to all 190 UN Ambassadors and UN agencies at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development.

Now, led by Britain, a dozen nations have formed a partnership to promote the use of renewable energy around the world. This is a breakthrough as almost every nation remains addicted to fossil fuels for power production and transport. Renewables are just 8% of the global primary energy yet the resource potential could actually provide all the energy needs of our planet!

This multinational Partnership is promoting key points of the G8 Renewable Task Force: portfolio standards, incentive tariffs, international collaboration, micro-financing schemes, and shifting support from fossil fuel subsidies (over $200 billion/year) to renewable technologies. The GENI staff has summarized the best renewable energy policies on our web site at: www.geni.org Click on Policy Options. Please share these recommendations with your policy-makers.

We realize that most nations look to the United States for leadership. However, the new US Energy Bill did not pass in this session of Congress giving us a window of opportunity to inform our policy-makers of these enlightened renewable energy policies this month. The question we pose: "How can the United States meet it's energy needs in the most economic, reliable and environmentally sustainable manner?" (As a non-profit, GENI cannot lobby legislators, but we can educate them!)

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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