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Middle East expanding nation-to-nation links
Canadian business and greens agree:
renewable energy could meet needs

Dear GENI Friend,

The essence of the GENI Initiative is to expand high-voltage interconnections between nations with an emphasis on tapping local and remote renewable energy resources. Obviously, the realization requires the cooperation and collaboration of numerous agencies, business interests and citizen involvement.

Each month, we see more evidence of this taking place. The next interconnection in the Middle East will link Egypt through Jordan to western Iraq. This project follows on closely with the recent plans to link Syria, Iraq and Iran. It seems clear that these nations can now move forward on mutually beneficial projects after the recent war. If history is our guide, these interties will enhance trade and cooperation among Middle Eastern nations, adding political stability and increasing living standards.

Another kind of cooperation is required within each nation to encourage the dialogue between environmentalists and the business community. For years, our energy system has been driven by coal, oil and gas interests – with the environmental organizations beating them up over resource depletion and the pollution from burning fossil fuels. Now, the two sides in Canada have joined forces to study and report on the renewable energy potential in their nation. The finding: the Canadian renewable resource potential could meet the electrical needs of the entire country.

What would it take to get every nation to convene a similar partnership to research the renewable energy potential of their country?

You could help us accelerate these cooperative efforts. How? First, share these two reports with your national policy-makers. Second, go to GENI’s web site and sign-up for the e-mail version of this report. Then, send a note to your own personal e-list and link to these reports. Everyone can make a difference in this effort.

Please vote with your dollars by contributing to the sustainability of our planet.

In partnership for the 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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