26 March 2001
UK to boost renewables Syria/Jordan link up
Dear GENI Friend,
This work offers me a unique view into the global
energy world. Energy is what enables our economy to
run and it's also the major source of global
pollution. We invest more in this infrastructure than
any other industry, and it's our largest working
Last week I had the good fortune to participate in
two energy conferences at the Royal Institute of International
Affairs in London:
On the question of renewables, the consensus is that solar and wind power are growing rapidly 30% per year. However, their installed capacity is still minuscule in comparison to fossil fuel. If governments provided green incentives, carbon emission trading or cost buy-downs, these renewables would develop even faster and in more countries. Unfortunately, fossil fuel still predominates globally.
The second question is best answered by reframing
the title to
Enclosed are two international reports that provide concrete examples of linking transmission systems and tapping renewables. Tony Blair's pledge to fund renewables is a critical step that every nation could take. And the Syria-Jordan intertie continues the regional grid expansion among the Arab states. This is the message that GENI champions to every government.
In partnership for the planet,
p.s. Almost everyone is aware of the present California
energy crisis. By reading the attached two stories
you will find some long term answers to our own domestic
problem. Please forward them to your friends and colleagues
Keywords : UK to boost renewables - Syria/Jordan link up,Keeping the Lights On: Tradition or Innovation?sustainable development, global energy network institute, international electricity transmission, grid, power, environmental educational programs, peace
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