May 29, 2002
Wind Power Blowing Worldwide
Dear GENI Friend,
Sometimes you just have to blow your own horn. The
headline and enclosed article is the May 2002 feature
story of The
Institute newspaper. This article comes directly
from the New York panel session:
Installed wind capacity has grown 24% and 31% over the past two years. What we are seeing is the establishment and acceleration of a competitive technology. Global firms are now becoming major players -- for example, Enron Wind has just been purchased by GE Power Systems. If you had foreseen the beginning of the computer or telecom industry, how might you have participated?
Also this month, our panel on
We see these reports as critical trimtabs. The energy/utility business has lead times of 5-10 years for many projects, with power plant lifetimes of 40-100 years. The changes and decisions made today will be felt by your grandchildren. Native Americans said to think seven generations forward as we build our society. So, thank you for your interest in our work, as you are the trimtab that makes it possible.
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