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. …”

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Govt Says Geothermal May Be Risky Business

Jakarta Globe, Tito Summa Siahaan, Apr 29, 2014

Trucks at Patuha Geothermal plant in Bandung, West Java. Indonesia holds
40 percent of world's geothermal potential. (JG Photo/Reza Estily)

While many believe that Indonesian energy policy is on the right path with the development of geothermal alternatives, Deputy Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro says there are risks.

The decision to introduce a feed-in-tariff policy for geothermal energy would put an extra burden on the country’s electricity subsidy costs, according to Bambang.

Bambang refered to a pricing scheme in which the state electricity firm, Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), will pay a set price for electricity produced from geothermal power plants owned and operated by independent power producers.

The government has set aside Rp 71.36 trillion ($618 million) for electricity subsidies in this year’s budget, down by about Rp 28 trillion from last year.

Depending on the location, the tariff ranges from 10 cents to 18.5 cents per kilowatt hour (KwH), with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry planning to raise it further to 11.5 cents to 29 cents per KwH.

“Feed-in-tariffs are not suitable for Indonesia, not when the government still subsidizes the electricity,” Bambang added.

Bambang instead proposes to replace the feed-in-tariff with a scheme that acknowledges a price ceiling. “And then the government must also introduce an open, international tender instead of direct appointment, so that we can get the best deal,” he added.

Bambang said that most of Indonesia’s sources of geothermal energy are located in Java and Sumatra, where electricity is being generated by cheap coal. “This situation will put PLN in a difficult position to agree to terms in geothermal energy,” he added.

Satya Widya Yudha, a lawmaker from the Golkar Party, said that there’s still a possibility that the House of Representatives will enact the new oil and gas law before its term is over.

“We still have three months,” Satya said, who is a member of Commission VII ,which oversees energy affairs. He added that the commission had handed over the bill to the House’s Legislative Body.

“If the Legislative Body makes a quick decision and lets Commission VII finalize the bill, instead of creating a special committee comprised of lawmakers from other commissions, I think it is very possible that it can be done before deadline,” he added.

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