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, October 17, 2011

Hydro energy: not so sexy yet still reliable

Rangga D Fadillah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 10/17/2011

Austria-based hydro energy developer Andritz Hydro suggested that the government, businesspeople and energy consumers in Indonesia pay more attention to the future development of hydro energy sources.

Company president director Josef M. Ulmer said Monday that the country had abundant hydro energy potential, around 78,000 megawatts (MW), but as of today utilization still stood at only around 4,500 MW.

“Hydro is the old lady of renewable energy. It’s not as sexy as solar energy, but it is one of the most reliable sources of energy, including in Indonesia,” he told reporters at a press conference on the sidelines of the World Renewable Energy Congress in Nusa Dua, Bali.

With a current electrification ratio of about 70 percent, hydro energy could be one of the best options for providing access to electricity in certain regions of the country, he said, adding that the future of hydro energy was very encouraging.

As reported earlier, the government and state electricity utility PLN were preparing the concept for the third phase of the 10,000 MW fast-track program. During this phase, most new power plants would use water for generating electricity.

Companies, households use Malang dam as garbage dump

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Mon, 10/17/2011

Negligence and a lack of supervision has led Sengguruh dam in the East Java town of Malang to be used as a waste disposal site for household garbage and industrial waste, state water firm Perum Jasa Tirta says.

“Besides the industrial waste from the hundreds of companies, there has been a huge volume of household waste — about 20 to 30 cubic meters a day during the dry season, and up to 80 cubic meters a day during the rainy season,” Jasa Tirta spokesman Tri Hardjono said in Malang on Monday as quoted by Antara.

Tri added that the waste not only contaminated the water in the dam, but also made it shallower, obliging local authorities to dredge the dam every year as the local power plant relies on it for water.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

PLN to pay more to renewable energy producers

Rangga D. Fadillah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta, Thu, 10/13/2011

The government, state electricity firm PT PLN and businesspeople have agreed to increase fees paid for power produced from biomass, biogas and city waste.

The government hopes this breakthrough can make investment in the sector more appealing, the new, renewable energy and energy conservation director general at the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Kardaya Warnika, said Thursday.

According to a 2009 ministerial decree on electricity rates, PLN is obliged to buy power produced from biomass, biogas and city waste (connected to the medium voltage) at Rp 656 per kilowatt hour (kWh) in Java and Bali, Rp 787 per kWh in Sumatra and Sulawesi, Rp 853 per kWh in Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara and Rp 984 kWh in Maluku and Papua.

For electricity connected to the low-voltage grid, the prices are Rp 1,004 per kWh in Java and Bali, Rp 1,205 per kWh in Sumatra and Sulawesi, Rp 1,305 per kWh in Kalimantan, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara and Rp 1,506 in Maluku and Papua.

Under the new agreement, in Java and Bali, PLN will pay Rp 945 per kWh for power produced from biomass and biogas, Rp 1,050 per kWh for power produced from city waste using zero-waste technology and Rp 850 per kWh for power generated using landfill.

In Kalimantan, Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara PLN will now pay  Rp 1,170, Rp 1,260 and Rp 1,020 per kWh. Meanwhile, in Maluku and Papua, PLN has agreed to pay Rp 1,267.5, Rp 1,365 and Rp 1,105 per kWh.

“The price change will be included into the revision of the 2009 ministerial decree on electricity rates,” Kardaya said during a discussion at his office in Jakarta.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jakarta to build 13 artificial lakes in 2012

The Jakarta Post, Thu, 10/06/2011

Apart from completing the construction of the East Flood Canal, Jakarta Administration has announced plans to build 13 artificial lakes in efforts to cope with annual flooding in the capital.

“We are still in the land acquisition process, and the construction work will be carried out in stages,” Jakarta Public Works Agency natural resources management chief Fakhrurrazi said Wednesday as quoted by

He added that the lakes, the construction of which is expected to begin in 2012, would be built in several locations including Jagakarsa, Bintaro, Lebak Bulus and Marunda.

Fakhrurrazi said the agency would also propose a budget for policing and dredging the lakes, in addition to building lanes around them to prevent citizens to from building houses on their banks.