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The GENI-us Letter

GENI featured in Rotarian Magazine
ACORE calls for Ten-Fold Increase in Renewable R & D

Dear GENI Friend,

Ten years ago, I was honored to present our initiative at a memorial to Buckminster Fuller at United States International University. In attendance was an engineer and Rotarian affiliated with the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club (San Diego, CA). My dad had been a Rotarian for 40 years, so I knew the great people and projects they performed around the world.

After my talk at the local club, they asked how Rotary might assist. Since an important element of GENI involves education, they decided to sponsor GENI's exhibit at Rotary International Conventions for the past 8 years. With 1.2 million members from 200 nations, we've been able to share our message to socially conscience business leaders from around the world.

Today, I proudly share with you a feature story (3 MB .pdf - see page 11 of 15) on GENI in this month's Rotarian Magazine.

GENI has also been a member of ACORE, the American Council on Renewable Energy, helping push the agenda of tapping abundant renewable energy resources and interconnecting those resources into the expanding electric energy grid. ACORE's President testified before the US Senate Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation saying we must "build infrastructure for a more sustainable society with long-term incentives to catalyze investment in new renewable power, and a modernized electric transmission network similar to our national highway system... " That's our core message to every nation!

It's great to get the acknowledgment and critical that our message reach these policy-makers. More important is to actually shift to clean energy technologies that reduce our demand on fossil fuels while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. We agree that a 10-fold increase in renewable investment and R&D is needed, and encourage you to join us. It's a strategy that's "beneficial to all concerned" , one of Rotary's key tests for any business.

In partnership for the planet,

Peter Meisen


p.s. Share yourcomments and ideas at our new GENI Forum

p.p.s. Please consider renewing your GENI pledge. It will make a real difference in our work.

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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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