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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.
Google: Earthday 2013

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Australia Plays Down Impact of China’s ‘Dirty Coal’ Ban

Jakarta Globe – AFP, 17 Sep 2014

The China Central Television (CCTV) building is seen next to a construction site in
 heavy haze in Beijing's central business district. China has banned the sale and import of
"dirty" coal to tackle the choking smog that regularly blankets its cities. (Reuters
Photo/Jason Lee)

Sydney. Australia on Wednesday played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of “dirty” coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be significantly affected.

The Chinese government on Tuesday said the anti-pollution move would take effect from January 1 to help tackle the choking smog that regularly blankets its cities after three decades of rapid industrialization.

Much of that pollution is driven by its heavy reliance on coal with the Asian giant the world’s largest consumer.

Australia is a key supplier, exporting 49 million tonnes of thermal coal to China annually. Under the new rules, coal with sulphur content of more than three percent and ash content of more than 40 percent will no longer be permitted.

The Sydney Morning Herald splashed the story on its front page Wednesday, saying it could expose the industry to billions of dollars in lost sales.

But the Minerals Council of Australia, a top industry body, said this was “alarmist” and there was “no evidence to suggest that Australian coal exports to China would be significantly affected.”

“We are confident that the Australian industry can meet the proposed specifications and therefore the MCA sees no impact from these regulations,” it said in a statement.

It added that almost all Australian black thermal coal would be well within the thresholds for ash, sulphur and energy applying to imported coal and could be blended with other coal to meet the target if it was not.

The council said the regulations largely refer to what is colloquially known as “San Coal”—coal used for small boilers and domestic heating, and not large scale power plants or other industrial users.

“We are not aware that Australian coal is supplied in these markets,” it said.

Seeking to address mounting public concern about the environment, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in March said that China “will declare war against pollution and fight it with the same determination we battled poverty.”

The government will shut down 50,000 small coal-fired furnaces this year, clean up coal-burning power plants and remove six million high-emission vehicles from the roads, Li said.

Despite this, the council said coal currently accounts for 80 percent of China’s electricity output “and all leading energy forecasting agencies and analysts agree that ongoing industrialization and urbanization will drive robust coal demand for decades to come”.

Agence France-Presse

The Marina Bay Sands casino and resort is pictured on a hazy day
in Singapore June 18, 2013. (Reuters Photo/Edgar Su)

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