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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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Monday, September 6, 2010

Dutch breakthrough in bio-fuel technology

RNW, 6 September 2010 - 2:47pm | By Johan van der Tol

(Photo: Flickr/zarny)

Researchers at the University of Technology in Twente have developed a new technique which enables the large-scale production of bio-fuel without adverse effects on food supplies. An oil can be extracted from agricultural and forestry waste products and processed in existing refineries into fuel for cars and aircraft.

Farmers in developing countries like Brazil have turned en masse to growing crops like sugar cane for bio-diesel. In theory, this is better for the environment and a good alternative to increasingly expensive fossil fuels.

Waste products

Unfortunately there are major disadvantages with this kind of bio-fuel. Production often takes place on agricultural ground which was previously used for food crops. Either that or swathes of rainforest are felled for the purpose. The bio-fuel developed in Twente does not have these drawbacks. Only waste products are used.

Sascha Kersten of the University of Twente:
"We want to base it purely on waste products. Straw and sawdust, for example, or the chaff from corn. We don't interfere directly with the food chain."

Billions of years

The scientists have imitated the process by which fossil fuels are produced under conditions of enormous heat and pressure within the Earth's crust. The natural process takes billions of years.

"We're giving nature a helping hand. There is a whole range of processes in nature which over billions of years convert biomass into gas, petroleum and coal. In our process we can take the same biomass and convert it into an oil which resembles petroleum - in just a few seconds."

The researchers heat sawdust, wood shavings and plant remnants in a reactor to around 500 degrees Celsius in an oxygen-free environment. This process, known as pyrolysis, produces an oily fluid. The heat is generated by the partial incineration of the biomass.

Wood shavings

The bio-oil produced can be used 'as is' as a fuel for power stations, but the scientists have further developed the technique so that excess oxygen can be removed from the oil by adding hydrogen under high pressure. This makes it suitable for processing in existing refineries.

One limiting factor is the high cost of hydrogen, but the researchers hope to be able radically to reduce the use of hydrogen in the short term. They expect the fuel produced by this process to be available at filling stations within five years. In ten years time 20 percent of the fuel for cars and aircraft could be generated from brushwood and wood shavings.

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