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The Best Renewable Energy Policies on the Planet

Dear GENI Friend,

You've probably noticed a growing awareness and reporting on the renewable energy (RE) industry during the past year. There have been numerous magazine cover stories, technology reports on new breakthroughs and financial news on major corporations launching renewable divisions. With all of this, you would think that RE market share was gaining ground on the fossil/nuclear industries.

Yes, solar and wind are growing at 20-30% per year, and the RE sector (including geothermal, biomass, small hydro) is the fastest growing energy sector by percentage. Yet, these new renewables comprise less than 2% of global energy production! What's stunning is that they could collectively generate all the electrical needs of the planet many times over.

In our research, we found that the quickest way to accelerate this transition was through progressive policy making by local, state and federal leaders. When governments create incentives, tax breaks, portfolio standards — they give new industries a boost to get established in the market. GENI has compiled these best practices from around the world, and recently sent them to the President, Prime Minister, UN Ambassador, Foreign Minister and Energy Minister of every nation.

The response has been heartening. Without solicitation, we received dozens of letters from these national leaders expressing thanks and interest in pursuing these policies. I've enclosed the cover page of this report and several comments we= ve received (Philippines, Switzerland). You'll be receiving the compete document in GENI's forthcoming newsletter — but for now you can review these Best Policies on our web site and click on Policy Options.

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

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen


p.s. The German Government leads the world in renewable energy development, and they are hosting an International Renewable Energy Conference June 1- 4 in Bonn. You can follow the proceedings at www.renewables2004.de. GENI will be there showing this initiative to all international delegates.

P.S. The 2004 Matching Grant Program from our GENI Board is continuing, so all new contributions will be doubled! Call or e-mail for details.

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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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