Monday Jun 24, 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - USA
Data Informed´s Marketing Analytics and Customer Engagement provides marketing, sales, and customer support managers with the information they need to create an effective data-driven customer strategy. more...
Monday May 20, 2013
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Stowe, Vermont - USA
Legal Essentials for Utility Executives: May 19 to 25, 2013 and October 6 to 12, 2013 This rigorous, two-week course will provide electric utility executives with the legal foundation to more fully understand the utility regulatory framework, the role of more...
Peter Meisen is President of the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI), a non-profit organization conducting research and education into the
interconnection of high voltage networks between nations, with an
emphasis on tapping renewable energy resources around the world. Meisen
is a member of the IEEE Powering Engineering Society, and has
coordinated numerous panels sessions on these topics via the
International Practices Committee. Published papers are in the Power
Engineering Review, China World Power, Transmission & Distribution
International, Asia Engineer, Power Generation Technology, Sustain, and
the Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Meisen graduated from
the University of California at San Diego with an AMES degree (Applied
Mechanics and Engineering Sciences).
GENI is located in the World Trade Center of San Diego, CA.
Global Energy Network Institute 1250 Sixth Ave Suite 901
San Diego, CA 92101 USA
We've seen the movie and we know the outcome. The unsinkable Titanic hits the iceberg and two-thirds of the ships passengers and crew were lost. What if the captain had ample warning of the danger that lay ahead? The history of that fateful event would be altered forever. Today the ship is much bigger -- what visionary designer Buckminster Fuller called Spaceship Earth with the rider that "we are all crewmembers, not just passengers."
Five decades ago we were warned about climate change from burning fossil fuels. The evidence is now in from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- our addiction to fossil fuels is altering our environment. We've seen stronger storms, melting glaciers and permafrost -- and computer models predict agricultural dislocations and the spread of tropical diseases into higher latitudes.
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Ten years ago, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders met in Rio de Janeiro for the Earth Summit. They pledged to take better care of our planet; reducing pollution, protecting biodiversity and saving rainforests. In almost every category, any objective reporter would give
us a failing grade. Now the United Nations has convened the
Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development to assess our collective
progress. A headline virtually screamed, "World leaders say Earth is
sick, but fail to agree on a cure."