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IEEE/CN - “Visualizing sustainable solutions to solve problems quicker"

on May 13, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Speaker Peter Meisen
Topic Info

Monday, May 13, 2019

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic: “Visualizing sustainable solutions to solve problems quicker"

Speakers: Peter Meisen

  • How do we provide a decent quality of life for all in an environmentally sustainable manner?
  • Linking renewable energy resources around the world remains our highest global priority. i.e. using high-voltage transmission between regions and nations to tap abundant and remote renewable capacity
  • Global trends are outpacing our ability to solve them (Scientists 2nd Warning to Humanity, 2017) We seem to be smarter lemmings still headed for the cliff
  • Why can’t engineers, scientists and policy-makers solve them? What’s missing?
  • Visualizing sustainable solutions to global and local problems so we make informed choices quicker.
  • We have control rooms for space, war and business – why not for sustainable development?
Speaker Bio

Mr. Peter Meisen of Global Energy Network Institute

Peter Meisen is a 1975 graduate of UCSD in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences.  Drawing inspiration from renowned inventor and futurist Buckminster Fuller, he founded the Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) in 1990, a non-profit research and educational institute designed to explore global solutions for peace and sustainable development.  GENI’s goal is to establish an interconnected electric grid that links the regional power systems to renewable energy resources on every continent.  Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite called the idea “the most thoughtful strategy for peace and sustainable development” that he had ever seen.  The GENI Initiative has earned the endorsement of seven Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, with Peter presenting his plan at seven World Energy Conferences.


To spur investment into green energy development, Peter helped launch the Global Climate 100 Index, designed for investors seeking climate change solutions.  Index companies provide leadership in the areas of renewable energies, future fuels and clean/efficient technology. In 2011, Peter expanded this work by launching the World Resources Simulation Center (SIMCenter) to visualize sustainable solutions to global and local problems so that society makes more informed choices quicker.   Some of his professional memberships include: UCSD Alumni Association, the IEEE Power Engineering Society, World Affairs Council of San Diego, Global San Diego, Union of Concerned Scientists.  Peter was born in Oceanside and he and his wife Ashley reside in San Diego.
Location Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant - 6690 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego
Directions Location: 
6690 Mission Gorge Road. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant is approximately 1 1/2 blocks North of Mission Gorge Road and Friars Road. It is on the West side of Mission Gorge Road. If you are traveling from the South or West you will have to go past the entrance, make a U-turn at Greenbrier and then enter the shopping center which will be the first shopping center on your right. Please see the map at Click the little map on the web site for a bigger map. Because of the new venue we are asking everyone to please RSVP Here

San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
May 13, 2019 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Meeting

We meet on the second Monday of every month, same time. The format is dinner and networking from 6-7 PM and meeting from 7-8:30 PM. The presentation will start promptly at 7:00 PM. This will allow the formal portion of the meeting to be finished no later than 8:30. All are welcome to stay later for additional questions and networking.

We always welcome newcomers and old faces we haven’t seen in a while. Emiliano’s is located at the North end of the shopping center. The banquet room is in the first suite of the center itself.  Look for the IEEE banners to locate the entrance to the room. If you get lost, you can go into the restaurant entrance and ask where the IEEE meeting is located.


Cost No charge - Buy your own meal and drinks
RSVP We are asking everyone to RSVP so that we can provide the venue an estimate of number of people attending. All are welcome. Signup two guests. Please RSVP Here:

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