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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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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Green light for CO2 storage under Dutch town

NRC International, 27 January 2010 12:41, By our news staff

In spite of residents' protests, Dutch parliament approved the construction of an experimental underground carbon dioxide storage facility beneath the town of Barendrecht on Tuesday.

Who can guarantee their houses won’t lose value? Or their foundations shift? Could people die in explosions, or even suffocate, if carbon dioxide escapes from its underground storage?

The people of Barendrecht, a town of 45,000 south of Rotterdam, are scared and furious the Dutch government has designated two depleted natural-gas fields below a residential area to serve as a trial for storing carbon dioxide. On Tuesday parliament approved the trial, which is seen as a prelude to large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the Netherlands.

Emission reduction goals

CCS under land and sea is seen as an effective way to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. The UN climate change panel IPCC predicts 20 to 45 percent of all CO2 emission could be stored by 2050. The Netherlands has high hopes the technology will help it meet its emission reduction goals and the government has commissioned Shell oil company to capture ten million tonnes of carbon dioxide from one of its oil refineries and pump it 1,800 metres below Barendrecht before it will allow storage in the larger gas fields in the north of the country.

Parliament's approval comes with some conditions. Junior coalition party ChristenUnie demanded proof from the responsible ministers that the trial is absolutely necessary for the country to reduce its carbon dioxide emission by 30 percent in 2020, compared to 1990. Environment minister Jacqueline Cramer and economic affairs minister Maria van der Hoeven have three months to supply the evidence.

Barendrecht mayor Jan van Belzen, in response to Tuesday's decision, said the condition imposed by parliament shows "huge question marks linger" over the need for the trial in his town.

'Not under our backyard'

In December, hundreds of furious Barendrechters attended an information session with Cramer and Van der Hoeven to show they did not want the storage under their backyard. Despite the ministers assurance, backed by several studies, that the trial is perfectly safe, residents wonder how a densely populated residential area could have been chosen as the site for the experiment. Why not use the empty gas fields in depopulated parts of the country’s north or even under the North Sea?

The answer is that Barendrecht lies on top of two fields that are nearly exhausted, while the northern gas fields are still in operation. Besides, it is close to a major industrial hub, Pernis, where Shell conducts much of its operations. The Dutch-British oil giant only wanted to participate in the project if the fields under Barendrecht were made available. Residents and politicians have said the national government is being "held hostage" by the company.

To temper Barendrecht’s worries, the government has instituted a fund to compensate for any damage arising from the project. The question remains if this will prove enough to mollify the anger expressed by one resident at December's meeting. "If this goes wrong, I'll know where to find you," he yelled at minister Van der Hoeven.

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