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. …”

Friday, March 26, 2010

New approach to water management called for

Indah Setiawati, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 03/26/2010 11:14 AM

The city administration should protect water from commodification in an effort to secure citizens’ access to clean water as a human basic need, experts say.

Nila Ardhianie, the director of the Amrta Institute for Water Literacy, and Riant Nugroho from the city’s water regulatory body said the city’s decision to hand over water management to private firms more than ten years ago was a mistake.

Nila said the administration’s decision to hand water management to two foreign companies in 1998 heralded the commodification of water.

“Water management should be a semi-public system because it’s a basic human need,” Nila said.

The city is tied into a 25-year contract with private water operators PT Aetra Air Jakarta, which serves the city’s eastern parts, and PT PAM Lyonnaise (Palyja), which serves the western parts.

Problems of lack of access to clean water in some areas keep surfacing, as do complaints from residents in North Jakarta who don’t have 24-hour access to piped water.

According to city-owned water company PAM Jaya’s latest report, the total number of piped water customers was 795,149, a 70 percent increase from the 468,070 customers in 1998, when water management was handed to Palyja and Aetra.

Riant said, however, that returning the responsibility for water management to the city was not a good option because of the possibility of political agendas affecting service.

“The city has to look for a third option, a public partnership,” he said Riant said that if PAM Jaya worked with their customers in managing piped water by going public, the company would be run professionally because they would have to answer to the public. Under the present structure, the two operators shoulder the cost of infrastructure, which is later passed on to customers through higher tariffs, he said.

Currently, the city and the two companies use a water charge and a water tariff system because investors wanted a risk-free investment.

Nila and Riant agreed that the double financing scheme created problems in the effort to provide clean water for low-income families. The water charge is the price PAM Jaya pays operators to supply water to households. The water tariff is the charge levied to customers.

Riant said problems began when the water charge was higher than the water tariff, which used a cross-subsidy system. The gap, he said, would force PAM Jaya to be in debt to the private operators.

“Under this system, an increase in services for the poor will increase the city’s burden,” he said.

The water charge, he said, increased regularly because it was based on macro-financial factors such as inflation, not the performance of the operators.

Palyja spokeswoman Meyritha Maryanie denied that her company was too profit-oriented, saying after 12 years of investing in the country, the company had not broken even on its total capital investment.

“In 1998, there were only 9,500 low income customers [who pay Rp 1,050 per cubic meter of water]. Now we have over 82,000 customers, an increase of almost 800 percent,” she said.

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