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. …”

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Development at Lake Buyan goes on without permits

Claudia Sardi, The Jakarta Post, Buleleng | Sat, 02/07/2009 1:11 PM | Bali

The development thriller of Lake Buyan, one of the few water catchment areas in Bali, is not yet finished as PT Nusa Bali Abadi, an Indonesian developer, has started to build around the sacred lake.

Without having the essential recommendation from Bali Governor Made Mangku Pastika, the development steps into another chapter. The news about Pastika's rejection of PT Anantara's proposal to develop Lake Buyan should have triggered sighs of relief. After waves of protests and letters of complaint, he announced last week that he had turned down the offer from PT Anantara to develop Lake Buyan into an ecotourism resort.

But Ninik Hanoppo, PT Nusa Bali Abadi's director, insisted the company had gone through all the necessary legal procedures. She explained the company had got approval from the village chiefs and the Forestry Ministry in Jakarta to build 25 villas on the 20-hectare plot of land in the Sukasada district near Lake Buyan.

It was reported that the developer obtained the concession from the Buleleng regent and the Forestry Ministry in 2007. However, former Bali governor Dewa Made Baratha had failed to issue the permit as the area was state-protected and a forest conservation area.

On the permit, it was noted the company planned to build 25 villas on the 20 hectares of land. Later, it was reported that instead of building 25 villas, the company would expand the project to build 400 villas with the theme of "The Lakes - floating between two worlds."

When finished, the development would offer tourists a real forest experience.

"My company will not build 400 villas. We only plan to construct 25 villas," Hanoppo confirmed to The Jakarta Post on Friday.

Nyoman Silanawa, head of the Bali Forest Conservation Office said, "The permit to build a resort on that site was not valid as former governor Beratha did not issue it." The former governor had ordered his office to stop any development projects in the conservation area.

"The planned development project would certainly destroy the environment and the ecosystem of the forest," Silanawa added.

Dharma Putra, the company's former environment consultant, asserted that he had done an environmental assessment for the project.

"In 2005, I did an environment impact assessment for the construction of the 25 villas and concluded it was environmentally friendly, as no trees would be cut down and the villas would not be built on concrete flooring," Putra explained.

He said the resort had developed a strategy to conserve water and that the decreasing water level was due to the increasing usage from farmers in the area. "The assessment would no longer be valid if more villas were built in the forest, as the impact on the environment would be much bigger," Putra said. "This is just a big joke. The government wants to stop the lakes from drying out, and now these huge resorts, which consume millions of liters of water a day themselves, should really aggravate the situation," Agung Wardana, executive director of the Indonesian Forum for Environment (Walhi), said.

Due to sedimentation, Lake Buyan, which was originally 500 hectares, has lost 60 hectares in the last few years.

Governor Pastika said earlier this year that he planned to find the best way to restore the lake as it had reached a critical point.

"The rejection by the governor is a good sign from the authorities, but what we need is a long-term moratorium to stop any development on the lake," Wardana said

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