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, September 16, 2010

Jakarta struggles to make green buildings

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 09/16/2010 9:29 AM

A green Jakarta is still a distant dream — but builders and NGOs are promoting environmentally aware construction in the city.

Several ongoing green construction projects and the Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI) recently launched the Greenship “green” rating system to assess new buildings.

One example, the Austrian Embassy’s construction project on Jl. Diponegoro in Central Jakarta, is a pilot project for state housing development company PT Pembangunan Perumahan’s (PP) Green Contractor program.

“We applied a ‘green way’ from the start of the project. It’s not only the building which will have green technology, but the construction process will also be green,” said Joko Nugroho, the project’s site engineering manager, recently.

“We want anyone on the site to obey certain rules to save energy,” Joko said.

The construction site is full of banners and signs promoting safety — as well as water and electricity conservation.

In front of the site’s temporary field office there are many potted plants.

“We bring them here to make the site cooler and greener,” an official said, adding that engineers had not cut down trees on the site.

Joko said workers were encouraged to bike to the site from the temporary office on Jl. Bonang. “It’s only two blocks away, so I advise them to use bicycles,” he said.

He added that workers had been issued aluminium flasks for personal water use instead of plastic cups to minimize trash.

“To prevent the waste of liquid concrete, we provide many molds which are used to create concrete in a small, regular block-shape,” he said, adding that the molds could be used for other purposes.

Joko said the office has a 1-squaremeter biopore that absorbs excess water to prevent street flooding, an adequate garbage management system and automatic light switches and faucets.

“We also have a green procedures checklist which adheres to GBCI’s standards for efficient electricity and water use and for monitoring green requirements for items such as water flasks, bicycles and potted plants, Joko said.

“We shipped most of the materials, such as windows, from Germany. We also cooperated with other green operators,” he said, adding that the building should be finished by February.

GBCI ratings and technology chief Rana Yusuf Nasir said that its Greenship certificate covered six areas: energy use, water use, site management — which included garbage and liquid waste — and material, indoor air quality and environmental management.

“Until now, no building in the city has obtained the certificate,” Rana said in an email.

Pelita Harapan University architecture lecturer Elisa Sutanudjaja said that buildings made from materials transported on fossil-fueled ships could not be considered environmentally friendly.

“We need to breakdown the materials and the methods used to obtain them,” she said, adding that Indonesia does not have high-tech technology needed to make green materials.

“There are many definitions of green and sustainable building concepts.

“Some use high-tech materials, but I prefer simple, tropical building concepts for Jakarta,” Elisa said.

Plants, ventilation and lighting systems that maximize the use of sunlight are suited to Jakarta, she said.

“Many buildings waste a lot of energy,” Elisa added. (ipa)

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