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. …”

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Anti-flood programs still ineffective experts say

The Jakarta Post | Thu, 05/06/2010 11:06 AM

Relocating people from the flood-prone Ciliwung river basin needs cooperation between government, private parties and local residents, experts say.

For the last three years, a lack of cooperation and accountability have stymied the Public Works Ministry’s plan to move people from the Ciliwung River basin in East Jakarta to nearby low-cost apartments, concluded a recent discussion among experts.

The government hoped relocating people would reduce damage from the annual floods that plague Jakarta, they said.

But Yayat Suprianta, a spatial planning expert and lecturer in engineering at the University of Trisakti in Grogol, West Jakarta, said the program had failed because neither the local nor central government were accountable.

A further lack of coordination had led to additional financing and management problems. Efforts from private institutions had also failed or had limited or short-term results, he said.

Residents of the Bidara Cina settlement in the flood basin, for example, did not trust state or private sector institutions after the failure of 14 different anti-flood programs.

The programs were implemented in the area from 1999 to 2009, Yayat said.

“Last time I visited Bidara Cina, the head of one neighborhood unit refused to come to our meeting.”

“He didn’t see the point,” Yayat said.

Reports show that the government’s decision to build new apartments before consulting residents had led to strong reactions from those being relocated, as well as land acquisition problems.

Bruno Dercon, the housing policy adviser for the United Nations Human Settlements Program’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UN-HABITAT ROAP) said the government needed to listen to grass-roots voices.

The government must also design programs that are feasible and meet the people’s needs, he added.

Private sector institutions must also be included in the relocation process, he added.

Dercon said the successful resettlement program developed in the wake of the 2005 tsunami in Aceh was a potential model for the Ciliwung area.

The Jakarta administration must coordinate the work of all stakeholders to resolve flood problems in the capital, he said.

The Ciliwung River runs through the center of Jakarta, dividing the city into east and west.

Independent reports show that poor population planning policies created a haven for illegal settlements along the banks of the river.

Previously, the Ciliwung has often been labelled “Jakarta’s trash can” because of poor sanitation.

Illegal settlements and poor sanitation exacerbated damage from Jakarta’s annual floods, experts said.

In 2007, 79 people died in Jakarta’s largest flood to date, which the government estimated to have caused financial damages exceeding Rp 8.8 trillion (US$976.8 million).

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