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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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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Mounting pollution in China boosts investment in air purifiers

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-01-26

A man outside Beijing's National Stadium does his best to avoid
inhaling fine particles. (Photo/Xinhua)

The investment market for firms in China offering technology to reducing air pollution is attracting a lot of attention after smog blanketed Beijing earlier this month.

Private equity firms are seeking opportunities to invest in clean technology firms, as businesses and consumers are more willing to purchase such devices given their concern over serious air pollution.

"We have been investing in the clean technology in the past, and now we are focusing on the possibility of investing in firms that develop technologies for monitoring and managing air quality," said Zhang Lihui, a partner with venture capital management firm Tsing Capital.

According to the Chinese-language Economic Observer, air pollution readings showed that half of the country's 74 largest cities have terrible air quality.

Beijing touched nearly 900 on the particularly hazardous PM2.5 (particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers) index of air quality, indicating the existence of dust, coal fumes, car exhaust and chemical compounds, such as secondary sulfates and nitrates, in the air.

Face masks sold out across the capital, while indoor air purifiers continue to gain popularity.

The market for large air cleaners is developing, although they cost over 10,000 yuan (US$1,600), said an investor from the environmental protection industry.

Lei Yang, managing director of Northern Light Venture Capital, said his company was evaluating opportunities for investing in an air purifier business called Beiang Technology which can help remove inhaleable particles as small as 20 nanometers.

Beiang, which is still in the early stages of technology development, is targeting air cleaners for domestic use. It plans to expand operations by providing solutions for other firms in the future.

For investors in the industry, the market for such devices is highly competitive as many international firms with considerable resources have launched various related products. As a result, it is not easy to find firms which have reached a certain scale and are worth investing in.

Fundraising in the environmental protection and energy saving industry has also grown gradually over the years. Starting from 2007, it touched a record high of US$1.42 billion in 2009, according to the Economic Observer.

In 2011, CDH China Management spent US$258 million to take over the Singapore stock exchange-listed Sinomem Technology, while US global private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co invested US$114 million in Singapore's United Envirotech, which helped boost the market.

A total of 27 fundraising instances were reported in 2012, down 43.8% from the previous year, according to CVSource from ChinaVenture Investment Consulting Group.

The value of fundraising was pegged at US$359 million last year, representing a fall of 52.2% from 2011. The lowest levels of fundraising were recorded during the last four years.

"The new energy sector was the major contributor to the market slow down, the environmental protection industry remained unchanged and has better market potential," Chang said.

According to a report of the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party, developing the country's environmental protection industry will be a key policy in 2013.

Around 620 billion yuan (US$100 billion) will be earmarked for this during the 12th five-year plan period, with the largest amount of over 120 billion yuan (US$19.3 billion) invested in reducing industrial pollution, according to UBS, a Swiss global financial services company.

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