26 February 1999
Good News from South Africa and India-Pakistan!
Dear GENI Friend,
At times, we present to you some of the world's
most dire situations and predictions. Our goal
is to make you aware and hopefully inspire some
action. This month we are thrilled to report some
great news about electrification in the world,
and the huge difference it makes.
South African President Nelson Mandela
is completing his term of office. During his final
speech, he recounted the many accomplishments.
In particular, electricity was connected to
2 million people (over 1000 people/day!) and
clean water brought to 3 million in the townships.
This is an extraordinary effort to bring basic
services to people living in poverty.
Just a few months ago, India and Pakistan
exploded nuclear weapons in a tit-for-tat testing.
Last week, the prime ministers met to explore
options to diffuse their tensions. One solution:
an electrical interconnection between the two
nations for mutual import/export of power.
This is what GENI proposed at the World Energy
Conference in Houston (Sept. 98), and this is
now being planned by their energy ministers. This
is a huge breakthrough in cooperation!
This is how our results show up in the world.
We talk with, and send The GENI Initiative to
policy-makers in critical regions. We offer an
alternative to divisive issues, suggesting they
examine this proposal which can benefit all parties.
Your support makes this possible. Our goal is
to accelerate this process elsewhere -- affecting
the lives of millions.
In partnership for the planet,
We are endowed with a growing list of expert endorsements.
Most recently, Andrew
Rice, Chair Emeritus of the International
Development Conference, wrote:
I admire the work you
have been doing and was glad to be brought up-to-date
on the progress of the GENI Initiative. As one
who has been deeply involved in international
development issues for more than 40 years, I see
the creation of a global renewable energy network
as a major element in bringing better living standards
to all the world in an environmentally sustainable
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