An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Monday, February 16, 2009

Old Town project moves at snail’s pace

Agnes Winarti, THE JAKARTA POST, JAKARTA | Mon, 02/16/2009 11:33 AM 


A 2,800-square-meter reddish-brown building stands tall on the corner of Jl. Kali Besar Timur in the Old Town, West Jakarta, despite the bruises brought by aging.


Peeping inside, one is captivated  by rays of sunlight passing through its vast space, as most of the building’s roof has vanished. A huge tree has been the building’s sole occupant over the past 30 years.

“Please see the sign. You can not enter without the owner’s permission,” Rohadi, the building’s keeper  told a group of curious youngsters who were just about to step inside.

“I am planning to renovate the roof soon. For safety reasons, I do not permit visitors to enter,” Ella Ubaidi, owner of the two-story building, said on Saturday.

Another roofless building next to Ella’s houses a small group of the homeless people, who have built shelters made of plywood inside.

There are some 50 category A   (over 50-years-old, of historical value and having a rare architectural design) and B (over 50-years-old) buildings in the Old Town area, but only two are undergoing renovation.

Some 70 percent of the buildings are owned by state enterprises, including Bank Mandiri and the Indonesian Trade Center.

Teguh Atmoko, an architecture and spatial planning adviser of the Jakarta Old Town association, told The Jakarta Post that heritage building conservation could cost up to Rp 5 million (US$425) per square meter (sqm).

Restoration of old buildings requires special, construction materials, which are costly.

In order to attract building owners to invest in the conservation, Teguh and Ella said the administration must build the basic infrastructure and ensure safety, public order, sanitation and orderly transportation in the area.

”I am aware that it is not the time to look for who’s to blame. But the basic infrastructure is clearly not sufficient. Illegal parking, unruly public transport, the smelly canal, wandering bums and thugs are all problems,” Ella said.

“The administration has focused only on cosmetic appearance, such as installing lamps and planting trees, while we [owners] expect social and economic improvement of the area,” she added.

Teguh said integrated policy to revitalize Old Town was important. For example, he said, the Kali Besar river had not been dredged for years, but the administration had began restoring it embankment.

“The pavement stones along Jl. Pintu Besar were constructed higher than the buildings along the street. The administration never consulted with the experts in the conservation team,” he said.    

Teguh added that the ownership of some 30 percent of the buildings was in dispute. 

Last year, Teguh completed a guideline for the function of buildings in Old Town. The guideline proposed the ground floor of the buildings be used for commercial purposes such as restaurants and shops, while the upper level be used for hotels and residences. 

Ella said she had appointed a keeper to clean her property, which decades ago functioned as a warehouse for tea products.

“There are still a lot of things to be done to revitalize the Old Town. We are moving towards that, slowly,” Teguh said.


“It is still better than not moving at all, though,” he added.

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