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. …”

Monday, December 28, 2009

Editorial: PLN, Infrastructure Hold Key to Progress

PLN’s troubles are a microcosm of the problems facing the country’s creaking infrastructure. (JG Photo/Safir Makki)

Perhaps one of the most defining events of 2009 was the large-scale power shortages that plagued Jakarta. The rolling blackouts, which followed an explosion at the central transmission facility of state power company PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara in Cawang in late September, underlined just how far behind the company had fallen in its ability to meet the country’s power needs.

Over the past decade, PLN’s aging infrastructure has been unable to cope with the increasing demand on the national grid. Outages have become so frequent that the economy is under threat. Potential investors have shied away from building new manufacturing plants in Indonesia for fear of inadequate power supply.

PLN’s troubles are a microcosm of the problems facing the country’s creaking infrastructure. These problems have been well documented but the solutions still seem to be out of reach. Our roads are clogged, our ports and airports unable to cope and our connectivity and communications are inferior to other countries in the region.

Improving infrastructure is vital, not only for the country’s economic competitiveness, but also for raising the standard of living for all citizens. Time is of the essence, and we cannot afford to remain stuck in bureaucratic red tape any longer.

For this reason, the appointment of Dahlan Iskan as PLN’s new president director will be closely watched. His biggest challenge and goal is not administrative change, as has been cited in numerous commentaries, but to roll out the planned 10,000-megawatt power project in three to five years. To achieve this seemingly insurmountable task, Dahlan will need to project leadership, exercise political will and mobilize the bureaucracy behind him. Most critically, he will need the full support of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

In the final analysis, Dahlan will not be judged on technical know-how or expertise. He will be judged on one critical task — delivering on the 10,000-megawatt project.

One unique advantage Dahlan has is his close ties with China and Chinese businesses. The Chinese have built infrastructure on a scale not seen before, and there is much Indonesia can learn from them. We must not be hesitant or arrogant in our thinking and willingness to do so.

More important, the Chinese are ready and willing to invest in Indonesia, and Dahlan can act as a natural bridge given his Mandarin language skills and deep understanding of that country.

Dahlan was not chosen to head PLN because of his technocratic abilities, a shortcoming his critics have pointed out. He has been asked to solve Indonesia’s power problems and, given his past record as an entrepreneur and businessman, he has all the necessary qualities to succeed. But he will need the country’s bureaucracy to get behind him and see the big picture.

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