Last updated on: 12/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“The fossil fuels of oil, coal, and gas, which provide so much of our electrical power, will deplete over the next century and are already becoming more and more expensive as dwindling supplies meet increasing demands…

And while our current fossil fuel supplies will ultimately diminish, clean renewable resources of wind, solar, hyrdo, geo-thermal, tidal, and biomass are abundant and will never run out…

Given a choice, why would a country continue down the path of pollution when the road to renewable is so clear…”

“There Is No Energy Crisis, There Is a Crisis of Ignorance,” video transcribed by ProCon.org, www.geni.org (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Global Energy Network Institute was founded in 1986 by Peter Meisen to investigate the idea of Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller, proposing a global electric energy grid as the number one priority to solve many of the world’s most pressing problems. In 1991, GENI was incorporated in San Diego, California, USA as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.”

“About Us,” www.geni.org (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)

Mission:

“GENI’s mission is to conduct research and to educate world leaders and the public about the critical viability of the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources, what we call ‘the GENI Initiative.’ Our research shows that linking renewables between all nations will mollify conflicts, grow economies and increase the quality of life and health for all. This is a strategy rooted in the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller three decades ago.”

“Our Mission,” www.geni.org (accessed Dec. 11, 2008)

Other:
None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Electricity Grid?