GENI Summary for 2009
Marketing: Changing the global conversation regarding Renewable Energy and the Transmission Grid
We actively marketed the GENI Initiative to 600 world leaders prior to the Copenhagen Climate Summit, mailed and emailed the monthly GENI-us newsletter and mailed and/or emailed the following intern research papers to the appropriate government or country leaders:
Other research papers were completed and will be marketed in 2010, including the following:
Renewable Energy Potential of Latin America, Renewable Energy Potential of Argentina, Ocean Energy Technologies, Installation of Solar PV on Warehouses in France and Kilowatt Dollar Research. A German intern promoted the GENI Initiative and renewables to 37,000 members of AIESEC.
We had 430,000+ unique visitors to www.geni.org and 1582 GENI-us subscribers to our e-newsletter. We started the RSS feed for these new articles in Nov. 2008 and will end this year 58,000 viewers. Articles on the RSS feed were submitted daily to numerous social networking sites, including Facebook, Twitter resulting in 1,960 followers.
We have been approved for a Google AdWords Grant.
The World Resource Simulation Center (WRSC) began development. For two days in June, we brought together 46 leaders in GIS mapping and comprehensive thinking to test out the concept and process of collaborative decision-making on global issues in an immersive, visual environment. www.wrsc.org provides an overview.
The Eco Investor Guide was launched in partnership with GENI.
The Village Projects marketing site was launched and a team is working on the actual VP Website.
Conferences and Affiliations: Taking the GENI Initiative to world and industry leaders
Peter represented the GENI Initiative and the Eco Investor Guide by attending the following conferences:
Administration: Providing the structure and support that make everything else possible
Three new part-time people were added to our three full-time staff (Peter, Paul-Michael & Patricia):
Upgrades to GENI's technology included new flat screen monitors, a Wi-Fi network, SEO optimization for www.geni.org to maintain our position in the top 2% of all internet sites.
Financial: Driving a shift in global investing to Renewable Energy and the Interconnected Grid
GENI continues to get quarterly partnership contributions from the FTSE-KLD Global Climate 100 (GC100). In addition, the Eco Investor Guide was launched in partnership with GENI at the SRI in the Rockies Conference.