Today's headlines bombard us with Katrina & Rita hurricane damage,
Iraq bombings, Darfur refugees and high oil prices. These are issues that
affect us all, and focus our attention on the news which is often laced
Yet below the radar of most people are a growing number of positive reports
that provide balance. Bilateral high-voltage interconnections take years
of discussion, engineering and economic justification. These cross-border
links are significant and deserve equal notice:
A decade ago, these headlines were unthinkable! You'll recall that from
the World Game simulation, Buckminster Fuller stated that linking electric
grids around the world is "the planet's highest priority objective."
For many years, GENI has been hosting expert panels, exhibiting at
UN and world energy conferences, publishing reports and gathering endorsements.
Leading up to the United Nations Millennium Summit last month, GENI again
mailed this solution to the top five leaders of all 190 UN member states.
The key equation to remember:
Renewable Energy + Transmission = Sustainable Development
The trade of electricity fosters cooperation and peace between neighbors.
Transmission lines enable nations to tap abundant renewable energy resources
that are often far from cities and industry. We continue to press this
strategy between all nations, and ask you to share
the good news with your colleagues so we can build upon these successes.