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, August 27, 2014

Lawmakers Approve Revised Geothermal Law

Jakarta Globe, Tito Summa Siahaan, Aug 26, 2014

A file photo shows a power plant supported by geothermal energy belonging to
Pertamina Geothermal Energy in Kamojang on April 22, 2010. (AFP Photo/Adek Berry)

Jakarta. Members of the House of Representatives finally approved a revised geothermal law, with the long-awaited decision expected to encourage the exploitation of geothermal energy in Indonesia. Once the president signs the revised law, it will replace the one issued in 2003.

Indonesia only harnesses 5 percent of its estimated 28,617 megawatts of geothermal power as the previous law did not allow for the exploitation of geothermal sources in the country’s conservation forests.  Other issues that hampered the optimal use of this energy source include pricing considered unfavorable by investors, and opposition from indigenous peoples.

According to Ridha Mulyana, director general for renewable energy and energy conservation at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, there are several key changes in the revised geothermal law.

In terms of the revised law, geothermal exploitation will no longer be considered part of mining activities, Ridha said, adding “With this we can accelerate geothermal energy development.”

The old law classified the exploitation of geothermal energy as a mining activity, thus making conservation areas, where much of the country’s geothermal sources are concentrated, off-limits.

Another important change is that the power to issue permits or conduct tenders related to geothermal energy exploitation is returned to the central government, Ridha added.

Previously, regional governments had the authority to issue such permits or hold tenders, which resulted in bureaucratic complications and often overlap with the central government regulations.

Regional governments, however, will get production bonuses taken directly from the electricity output and they will also have the authority to obtain other financial benefits from geothermal energy, he said.

Ridha said the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources will have to formulate new regulations now for implementing the revised law.

“We expect to complete a government regulation on production bonuses this year,” he said.

Nur Pamudji, president director of state utility firm Perusahaan Listrik Negara, welcomed the revised geothermal law.

“It would encourage the development of energy sources as previously off-limits areas can now be exploited,” he said.

Lawmaker Nazarudin Kiemas, who heads the committee on the geothermal bill, added that the passage of the revised law would lead to an increase in investment in geothermal energy as investors will now have better legal certainty.

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources estimates that 42 percent of the nation’s geothermal resources are located in protected forest areas.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New 'skin' makes 1960s terraced home super energy efficient

DutchNews.nl, Monday 25 August 2014

Solar panels allow the house to become energy self-sufficient. Photo: TU Delft

Students from Delft University have turned an ordinary 1960s terraced house into an energy-neutral home by giving it a ‘new skin’ involving solar panels, glass walls and smart technology.

The project shows how 1.4 million similar terraced homes in the Netherlands could be made energy self-sufficient and won top prize for sustainability at the 2014 Solar Decathlon event in France earlier this summer.

The home, a replica of the house lived in by one of the students as a child, has been rebuilt in Delft with all the high-tech modifications. The project is called PrĂȘt-Ă -Loger – ready to be lived in – because the residents are able to remain living there while renovations are carried out.

Delft researchers will use the house as a test site for improving the indoor environment in homes and for the further development of consumer products, systems and fittings within buildings and solar cells.

The house is the first building in The Green Village, a Delft initiative to develop a living laboratory for sustainable innovations on the university campus.

The house was formally opened on Monday by housing minister Stef Blok.


It is the first time that an old house in this way energy is made ​​neutral 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

65 dead, 150 injured in Kunshan factory blast

Want China Times, Xinhua 2014-08-02

Firefighters at the scene of the blast, Aug. 2. (Photo/Xinhua)

A devastating factory blast killed 65 people and injured over 100 others in Kunshan in east China's Jiangsu province on Saturday morning, government sources said.

The blast happened at 7:37am inside a wheel hub polishing workshop owned by the Kunshan Zhongrong Metal Products Co, the city government said.

People injured in the blast are brought
to stretchers outside the factory, Aug. 2.
(Photo/Xinhua)
More than 200 workers were at the site when the explosion happened. Rescuers pulled out over 40 bodies at the site while about 20 others died in hospitals.

An initial probe indicated that the explosion may have been caused by dust inside the workshop, officials said.

Photos circulated on social networking sites showed the charred bodies of victims placed on trucks or lying in front of the factory as plumes of black smoke billowed from the factory. Other photos showed hospitals crowed with patients with burns.

Local health authorities said most of the injured suffered burns and have been treated in hospitals in Kunshan and the nearby cities of Suzhou and Wuxi.

Seven doctors and nurses specializing in burns at Shanghai's Ruijin Hospital have arrived in Kunshan to aid local hospitals now "crowded with injured patients," according to the hospital.

The site has been cleared and further investigation is underway.


The injured being taken to the hospital for treatment,
Aug. 3. (Photo/Xinhua)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Taiwan gas explosions kill at least 24 people, injure many more

At least 24 people have been killed and 270 others injured in a series of underground gas explosions in Taiwan. The blasts came after local residents had reported smelling the scent of gas.

Deutsche Welle, 1 Aug 2014


Thousands of emergency workers and soldiers were deployed to Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city on Friday, where an operation was ongoing to search for both survivors and victims of the blasts.

Several people were reported missing and local media reports indicated that the death toll could rise sharply.

Four firefighters who had been called to the area to investigate a possible gas leak were reported to have been among those killed in the explosions, which occurred several hours after their arrival.

The blasts, which occurred in a district of Kaohsiung that is packed with shops and apartment buildings, hurled concrete and vehicles through the air and ripped open large craters in several streets.

Taiwan's minister of economic affairs told a press conference on Friday, that the source of the blasts appeared to have been a gas that is a by-product of the processing of fossil fuels.

"Based on our preliminary investigation, the gases spilled included propene," Chang Chia-juch said.

Urban gas pipes to be checked

The gas line that exploded belongs to the state-owned CPC Corporation, according to the Associated Press. The source and cause of the leak was not immediately clear.

Whatever the cause of the blast, Tiawan's president, Ma Ying-jeou pledged that all pipes used by petrochemical companies under urban areas would be checked to avoid a recurrence of the incident.

"We will make further arrangements and inspections to avoid this kind of disaster from occurring again," President Ma said in comments broadcast on Taiwanese television.
The president also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.