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25 June 1997

1st World Sustainable Energy Trade Fair

Dear GENI Friend,

We have just returned from the 1st World Sustainable Energy Trade Fair, and it was a heartening expo of ideas and technologies for the coming millennium. There is a growing cadre of companies that are making great inroads into power production that is sustainable, i.e. renewable energy.

That's the good news. The challenge is that renewable energy resources are still a small fraction of the world's current production — and that 2 billion people (1/3 of humanity!) have no electric power at all. That's the same population that every day walks for firewood and water just to survive. In addition, the President of EuroSolar stated, The unhindered use of fossil and nuclear energy does have the potential to make life on earth unbearable.

GENI was honored to share the podium during the Green Visionaries panel with David Bellamy of the Conservation Foundation, Thilo Bode, Executive Director of Greenpeace International and Jeremy Leggett of Solar Century. A summary of this presentation stressed the need for political change, accelerated investment into renewable energy and the necessity of a global unified strategy.

Your support makes these opportunities possible for GENI to participate. I hope you can get the flavor of the congress from the enclosed reports. A very positive trend is seeing companies like British Petroleum, Shell and Audi actually developing products for the green consumer. It's happening more and more as these multinational firms see business opportunities develop around the world.

What you can do is to ask your utility company and car manufacturer to provide more renewable energy options. That will help drive them into the marketplace more quickly.

I do hope you will consider the Long Distance telephone service offer made last month. It's an easy way to support GENI with every call (available only in North America) at cost-competitive rates. Just call, fax or e-mail me — and I'll have Wayne Morgan get back with the details.

Thanks very much for your partnership. It makes all the difference when I'm on a stage alone to have you standing by my side. Thank you for your commitment.

Sustainably yours,

Peter Meisen

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