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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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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Combustible ice exploration in China offers new green energy source

Want China Times, Staff Reporter 2013-12-19

Methane extracted from combustible ice burns in air at a
laboratory in Guangzhou, June 17, 2007. (Photo/Xinhua)

At a time when the global economy is exploring all kinds of alternative energy sources, China has announced that combustible ice — frozen methane and water — may replace traditional energy sources such as oil, with commercial development of the new resource in China likely around 2030, the state-run China News Service reports.

On Dec. 17, the Ministry of Land and Resources held a press briefing to announce the results of exploration of combustible ice in Chinese waters in 2013.

Methane hydrate is an ice-like substance that is sometimes called combustible ice since it can literally be set alight and burned as fuel, however, rather than dig up the substance as is, excavators would likely melt the ice underground first and then extract the methane. Researchers are still investigating the most appropriate way to extract the fuel for commercialization.

One cubic meter of methane hydrate — a highly-efficient clean energy source — can generate 164-180 cubic meters of natural gas.

Methane hydrate has abundant reserves worldwide, about twice the combined reserves of coals, oil and natural gas. Che Changbo, deputy director of the ministry's Geological Survey Division, said the world's known reserves of methane hydrate are equivalent to 1,000 trillion cubic meters of natural gas, more than double the combined reserves of natural gas (430 trillion cubic meters), shale gas (187 trillion cubic meters), and coal-bed methane (260 trillion cubic meters).

China is rich in coal, poor in oil and lacking in natural gas. The nation has been a net importer of oil for 20 straight years. In 2012, China's dependence on imported crude oil reached 56%, making it the world's second-largest crude oil importer and the second-biggest crude oil consumer.

After 15 years of exploration, the South China Sea area is estimated to have 68 billion tonnes of oil equivalent of methane hydrate, and the Qinghai area an estimated 35 billion tonnes. Experts said the Qinghai area's reserves may be even larger than the given estimate.

The MLR said during June and September, China drilled for the first time in the eastern sea area of coastal Guangdong and found high purity combustible ice, equivalent to 100-150 billion cubic meters of natural gas reserves. The ministry has now targeted the sea surrounding Guangdong as the next exploration zone, Che said.

China is expected to make major breakthroughs in the technology involved in exploring methane hydrate in around 2020, and will achieve commercialization of the clean energy source in around 2030, experts said.

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