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World Energy Conference Report

Dear GENI Friend,

We've just returned from the World Energy Conference (WEC) in Sydney, attended by Energy Ministers and utility executives from around the world. Most of them passed by the GENI exhibit and received our latest publication, "Best Renewable Energy Policies from Around the World." We emphasize numerous examples of government programs that have helped accelerate renewable energy development.

Our exhibit features a large Dymaxion Map with an interconnected electrical grid tapping renewable resources on all continents. In our conversations, several executives said that "this strategy was exactly what's needed to meet our global energy needs in a sustainable manner." We're on the right track... it's just taking longer than expected.

Our exhibit neighbor was the e7, an association of the nine largest utilities in the world. One member is Electricite de France (EDF), and their Chairman Francois Roussely was the keynote speaker for the WEC opening session. His remarks are summarized in a recent EDF publication, Electricity for all: targets, timetables, instruments: an initiative to make electricity available, accessible and affordable to all. I= m attaching the Executive Summary, which includes many of the same arguments we=ve made for years.

I think the most incredible statement is that the goal could be reached with just 7 billion Euros per year for 25 years! In a trillion dollar global economy, this is a nominal amount. Imagine a world where everyone has lighting, refrigeration, adequate nutrition and clean water. That's the GENI Initiative and that's what your contribution funds. This vision is doable.

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

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen


p.s. A special thank you to those who supported GENI's exhibit at the WEC: James and Phyliss Davis, Joe and Shirley Falcon, Mark Victor and Patti Hansen, Robert & Kim Kiyosaki, The Men's Wearhouse, Joe Moore, David and Sharon Neenan, George Sanger, Sergei Smirnoff Jr., and David Steven.

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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