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"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.) -
"The Quantum Factor" – Apr 10, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Galaxies, Universe, Intelligent design, Benevolent design, Aliens, Nikola Tesla (Quantum energy), Inter-Planetary Travel, DNA, Genes, Stem Cells, Cells, Rejuvenation, Shift of Human Consciousness, Spontaneous Remission, Religion, Dictators, Africa, China, Nuclear Power, Sustainable Development, Animals, Global Unity.. etc.) - (Text Version)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

(Live Kryon Channelings was given 7 times within the United Nations building.)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of 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.)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“… 4 - Energy (again)

The natural resources of the planet are finite and will not support the continuation of what you've been doing. We've been saying this for a decade. Watch for increased science and increased funding for alternate ways of creating electricity (finally). Watch for the very companies who have the most to lose being the ones who fund it. It is the beginning of a full realization that a change of thinking is at hand. You can take things from Gaia that are energy, instead of physical resources. We speak yet again about geothermal, about tidal, about wind. Again, we plead with you not to over-engineer this. For one of the things that Human Beings do in a technological age is to over-engineer simple things. Look at nuclear - the most over-engineered and expensive steam engine in existence!

Your current ideas of capturing energy from tidal and wave motion don't have to be technical marvels. Think paddle wheel on a pier with waves, which will create energy in both directions [waves coming and going] tied to a generator that can power dozens of neighborhoods, not full cities. Think simple and decentralize the idea of utilities. The same goes for wind and geothermal. Think of utilities for groups of homes in a cluster. You won't have a grid failure if there is no grid. This is the way of the future, and you'll be more inclined to have it sooner than later if you do this, and it won't cost as much….”

"Fast-Tracking" - Feb 8, 2014 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Reference to Fukushima / H-bomb nuclear pollution and a warning about nuclear > 20 Min)

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change
In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan on Monday, marking the first time power plants have been targeted by mandatory regulations on carbon dioxide emissions in the US.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Group says electric car is U.S. oil addiction cure

Reuters, by Tom Doggett, Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:34am EST

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of energy companies, automakers and shipping firms unveiled on Monday their cure for America's oil addiction -- electric vehicles.

The group, the Electrification Coalition, aims to get 75 percent of miles driven fueled by electricity by 2040, almost turning the gasoline pump into a historic roadside marker.

The change is necessary as it is too risky for the United States to import more than 65 percent of its crude oil needs, the coalition argued. As well, more than half of the world's oil supplies must pass through vulnerable maritime passageways such as the Strait of Hormuz between Iran and Qatar.

"The risk of a sudden and prolonged interruption to steady world oil supplies looms over the U.S. and world economies," it said.

Robbie Diamond, the group's president, said electricity can be generated within the United States from a variety of sources, including coal, natural gas, wind and solar.

"So it's diverse. It's domestic and it's much more stable," Diamond told Reuters in an interview.

As result, the group, backed by the likes of Nissan Motor Co and FedEx, said "it's conceivable that U.S. oil imports could effectively be reduced to zero."

To reach its goal, the coalition said the number of vehicles that run on electricity will have to jump from 1.3 million today to 250 million over the next three decades.

Diamond acknowledged that the numbers are "aggressive" and the only way to get more electric vehicles on the road and the infrastructure in place to fuel them is with government incentives.

Instead of going nationwide all at once, the government should target what Diamond calls "electricity ecosystems," comprising a handful of large cities.

The communities would be chosen on a competitive basis, with the winning cities demonstrating support for electric vehicles from large employers and state and local governments.

Each chosen area would have 50,000 to 100,000 electric vehicles by 2013, according the group

"You'll drive consumer acceptance as they see large-scale penetration in American cities, in these select ecosystems around the country," Diamond said.

Many energy experts are already worried about the reliability of the aging U.S. electric grid. But the coalition said having so many vehicles run on electricity will not be a drain as most consumers would recharge their cars overnight, when power demand is not as high.

The grid will still need increased investment to meet growing electricity demand, the groups said. But it points out that the power sector's infrastructure of generation, transmission and distribution, is in place.

Electric-run cars also produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-fueled vehicles, which would help fight global warming.

(Reporting by Tom Doggett)

1 comment:

Canada Guy said...

Electric cars are useful in small doses, and can be beneficial for the environment. However, they cannot, and should not, be used to replace cars on the mass scale. We need more efficient long distance transportation systems for cargo and passengers, such as electrified rail.