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, May 29, 2010

Indonesia Needs ‘Rational’ Planning to Fight Urban Sprawl: Boediono

Jakarta Globe, Camelia Pasandaran, May 28, 2010

Vice President Boediono says new estates are springing up to meet growing demand without taking infrastructure needs into consideration. (Antara Photo)

Nusa Dua, Bali. Vice President Boediono on Thursday called for the central and local governments to adopt a more “rational” approach while developing a grand strategy for urban planning, especially in housing.

Boediono said such an approach was needed to mitigate the undesirable effects of the rapid urbanization resulting from surging economic development.

“We often feel and see that the growth of housing in Indonesia has no clear and rational design,” he said. “Numbers-wise, the growing demand is being met, but it is growth without rational design.”

He was speaking at the opening of the International Real Estate Federation’s (FIABCI) 61st world congress in Bali. The congress adopted the theme of Save the World: Green Shoots for Sustainable Real Estate. It focused on eco-property, green tourism, nature’s limits and opportunities and innovations in real estate.

“We need to evaluate whether [development] is sustainable for the middle and long term as housing sustainability is important for all of us, not only for the government but also the industry and the people,” Boediono said.

The housing sector has become one of the main drivers of economic development, contributing 9.3 percent of GDP and 73 percent of total investment last year.

Boediono acknowledged that it had direct and indirect effects on economic growth and was a major source of income for the central and regional governments.

Not surprisingly, most growth in the sector comes in urban areas. Government data shows that between 1995 and 2005 the urban population grew 55 percent, which caused a corresponding massive increase in demand for housing.

“We realize that housing development is one important aspect for us in tackling the poverty problem, mainly in urban areas,” Boediono said.

“Many developing countries, including Indonesia, have a combination of strong demand, incoherent national policies and weak urban development plans that cannot cope with the situation. This is not a sustainable combination and it is our job to fix it.”

Commenting on Boediono’s criticism, Public Housing Minister Suharso Monoarfa said the central and regional governments should work together to integrate the housing sector into the broader urban planning process.

“The housing sector is developing regardless of urban planning,” he said. “It should be part of a city’s whole development, a key factor in urban policy.”

He said he would support all regions in revamping their urban planning by introducing effective bylaws.

“Housing should not be scattered. We should follow the plans that we have tended to ignore,” Suharso said.

Boediono went a step further, saying there should be a grand strategy for urban planning, including coordination between the housing sector and infrastructure development.

“The impact will be huge if we fail to do this,” he said. “People are reluctant to commute because it takes them so long because there is no coordination between the transportation system and housing needs. According to surveys, in many big cities transportation costs are becoming families’ biggest expense.”

Boediono said the government should also address the country’s sharp economic growth cycles when developing a planning strategy.

“In Indonesia, if GDP increases, the housing and construction sectors grow faster than GDP, and when the GDP takes a downward turn, those sectors contract faster than the economy,” he said.

“This is our national economic problem and we have to reduce the sharp fluctuations of the housing and construction sector. For that reason, government should try to balance the need to speed up the supply of shelter to meet the large demand while avoiding bubbles that could create a crisis and affect the economy.”

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