The Global Energy Network Institute.
Newsman Walter Cronkite called it “the most thoughtful solution to peace and sustainable I have seen.” Seven Nobel Peace Laureates agree, and this project is based in downtown San Diego! The Global Energy Network Institute (www.GENI.org) focuses on linking renewable energy resources around the world. Founder Peter Meisen was inspired decades ago by visionary engineer Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller who developed the World GameTM simulation.
That mission poses a provocative question:
How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?
“As an engineer fresh out of UCSD, I was awestruck by Bucky’s comprehensive view of our world and this strategy that would elevate the quality of life for everyone.”
Research shows that our premier global strategy is the interconnection of electric power networks between regions and continents into an international energy grid, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. The goal: clean energy for all.
The benefits are proven and urgent:
• Decreased pollution from fossil and nuclear fuels, mitigating climate change
• Reduced hunger and poverty as developing nations gain electricity for the first time
• Increased trade and cooperation across borders – literally building peace
• Enables health care, communications and access to clean water
• Stabilized population growth as energy access reduces birth rates
GENI works with interns and volunteers from around the world to study and promote this solution to every nation.
They work in a “Mission Control” facility – the World Resources Simulation Center (www.wrsc.org). The SIMCenter has 12 large screens on three surrounding walls that immerse visitors in their work. Also inspired by Fuller, their mission is “to visualize sustainable solutions to global and local problems so we make informed choices quicker,” comments Meisen to Giving Back.
Peter stated “there are many challenging issues today, and we needed a tool that helps us understand them comprehensively, anticipate future trends and helps us to see and build more sustainable and resilient cities.”
GENI’s Trimtab Campaign ($300,000) will help fund this important work. They invite your participation and support.
Special Evening Reception on Wednesday December 9th. Please call 619-234-1088 to RSVP