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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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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Making green going green in China

Want China Times, Xinhua 2014-09-21

A worker installs a PV solar power generating system on a green house at
an international expo booth, Aug. 8. (File photo/Xinhua)

In Nanzhaike, a village in the eastern suburbs of Jinan, capital of north China's Shandong province, Zhang Yazhou's house stands out.

More than half of the courtyard is occupied by dozens of solar panels.It is a mini-PV (photovoltaic) power plant, or "household-distributed PV solar power generating system", a tiny part of China's big push for renewable energy.

Can green energy tackle climate change? A national plan, approved on Friday, aims to bring non-fossil fuels up to about 15% of energy consumption by 2020, from the 9.8% at the end of 2013.


Zhang, 61, a retiree from local power company, spent more than 300,000 yuan (US$50,000) on his mini power plant. It can generate 400 kilowatt-hours of electricity per day, twelve times Zhang's requirement.

Such plants, scattered around neighborhoods, factories and office buildings, are allowed to sell extra power to local power grids.

Zhang plans to have the plant connected to the local grid, which will buy his excess supply at an unsubsidized price of 0.45 yuan (US$0.07) per kwh, the same price as household electricity.

Unlike some other regions, Shandong has yet put the household PV system onto the tariff subsidy list, citing their small generating capacity. Once connected, the plant should make at least 200 yuan (US$32.56) a day, and Zhang could recoup his investment within four years. The plant can will save 58.4 tonnes of standard coal and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 36.5 tonnes annually.

By August, Shandong had 132 distributed PV power installations, with a total capacity of over 100 megawatts (MW). It aims to power up the figure to 300 MW by 2015, and to 1.5 gigawatts (GW) by 2020.

China's first household PV generating facility was installed by a Beijing resident at his home in Dec. 2012. Since then, the installations, both household and industrial, have sprung up all over.

Targets for new solar power capacity, reinforced with favorable policies — mainly subsidies and tax breaks — focus on trying to stimulate uptake.

In the first half of 2014, 1 GW of new distributed PV capacity brought the country's cumulative capacity to 4.1 GW. Last year, 12.9 GW of new solar power new capacity, a whopping 232% year-on-year increase, accounted for around 31% of new capacity installed globally. In 2013, China spent 21.1% of the global solar industry budget, pouring US$23.6 billion into the industry, equivalent to the entire amount for Europe, making China the world's largest solar energy market.


China is now the world leader in both wind and hydro power with fast growth in other renewable sources.

Xie Zhenhua, China's top official on climate change, said on Friday that new renewable energy capacity installed by China in 2013 accounted for 37% of global new capacity, and from 2005 to 2013, China accounted for 24% of the world's total.

As of June this year, China's hydropower capacity stood at around 290 GW, more than double that of 2005. On-grid windpower capacity surpassed 81 GW, more than 60 times of that in 2005.

Xie said China is cutting greenhouse gas emissions by developing clean energy, energy conservation and improving efficiency.

Greenhouse gases come mainly from burning traditional fuels, including coal and petroleum, and only green renewable energy can adjust the energy mix.

Xie believes the biggest issue is optimizing the energy mix, since more than two-thirds of China's energy still comes from coal. There are many difficulties in an aggressive push for clean energy, including ecological problems with hydropower, and power grid upgrades for wind and solar power.

"We need to actively overcome these difficulties and I am confident that we will make the targets on climate change," Xie said.

Tackling climate change is not only an international obligation, but essential for development in a country weighed down by resource and environmental constraints.

"Clean energy not only helps the environment, but may help me to get rich," said Zhang, back in Shandong. "Prospects for clean energy are promising, and the government seems determined."

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