February 4, 2002
Wind, Wind, Wind
don't forget to turn out the light.
Dear GENI Friend,
If you invest in real estate, the mantra is always
location, location, location.
Just two years ago, the U.S. Energy Secretary Bill
Richardson was speaking on the opportunities coming
in the renewable energy sector. He made his point
by encouraging everyone to get into
The GENI team has been fortunate to push our initiative
through the International Practices Committee, of
Power Engineering Society. At last week's
conference in New York, we coordinated the panel session,
Harnessing Untapped Wind Potential
Worldwide. Our goal is to accelerate the development
of this clean, cost-competitive technology.
Now, wind energy grew 31% last year, up from a
24% rate the previous year. There are several
European Union nations that have committed to a Renewable
Portfolio Standard of 20% by 2010.
This portends a significant investment in wind energy
over the next decade. (Do you remember those leading
companies of the computer revolution?) Lester Brown
writes an excellent summary of the wind industry in
the attached piece.
While the supply side is critical, just as important
is our attention to energy efficiency and conservation.
Reducing our demand for a kilowatt, is the best
way to save energy and money. Last year, Californians
were faced with skyrocketing electricity costs, which
fostered a campaign for demand reduction throughout
the state. You want to save money? Turn off the
We are seeing unprecedented changes in the energy
industry: deregulation, bankruptcies, price gouging,
globalization, new technologies, emission trading.
Through all of this, GENI continues to be recognized
as a thoughtful strategy towards a sustainable future
for all. I want to thank you for your
contributions making this work possible.
In uncertain times, a clear vision offers a pathway.
In partnership for the planet
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