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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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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Dutch megalab will test sustainability on an industrial scale

RNW, 13 July 2010 - 1:37pm | By Thijs Westerbeek van Eerten

Delft’s University of Technology (TU) is constructing a vast new laboratory to investigate how sustainable energy and raw materials can be made from waste products on an industrial scale. The ultimate goal: a sustainable economy.

It’s well known that all sorts of organic waste can be converted into energy and usable materials in the laboratory. Nice and useful for modest applications. But how do you convert such a process to a provincial or even a national level? In the end you can only be sure it will work by carrying out your tests on an industrial scale.


And that’s what’s going to happen at the TU in the southern Netherlands. Backed not just by money from the government, but also from agriculture and industry, a ground-breaking laboratory is to be built. The price tag: 100 million euros.

Luuk van der Wielen is a professor at Delft. He says this Dutch project is unique in the world, and not just because the budget for the TU’s ‘bio-process’ technology has been quadrupled in one go. There are all sorts of practical problems demanding a solution, says Van der Wielen.

“How finely do you shred a tree? If you work on a serious industrial scale, then a huge number of tree-shredders need to pump through giant tubes in such a factory. How fine does the end product have to be to keep things flowing smoothly? Too coarse and you don’t retrieve all the raw materials the wood has to offer. Too fine and everything sticks together and the process grinds to a halt. You can really only investigate this kind of thing by doing it ‘for real’.

“So we’re bringing all sorts of ways to treat and process biological waste products together in one lab,” continues Van der Wielen. “Whether it’s about the collection, preparation and treatment of raw materials, about fermentation, the production of bio-fuels and building materials, or even the production of raw materials for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, we’re looking at all of them at the same time.”


Another reason for the lab being so vast is that some processes work differently depending on whether they’re carried out on a large or small scale.

In a small tank – more properly called a bioreactor – you can sustain bacteria that convert agricultural waste and compost into biogas. But if such a tank is big enough to provide a whole neighbourhood or town with gas, then the bacteria are all going to collect at the spot in the tank where their food comes in. Which means that in most of the giant bioreactor, nothing will happen. It’s precisely to solve such problems that large-scale experiments are needed.

The goal

The big question is whether it will work. Is a sustainable economy possible in practice without it becoming too costly? Van der Wielen thinks it is. First, because for the first time the agricultural, industrial and chemical sectors are working together – and investing millions – in a major project. If they didn’t all see a profit in it, they simply wouldn’t get involved.

Second, the consumer is far more conscious of the sustainability, or harmfulness, of products. That means there’s a market.

And finally, scientists are increasingly understanding how to extract raw materials and energy from agricultural products without getting in the way of food production. It has to do with using all the inedible portions of the plant, sometimes up to ninety percent of it.

Mega-experiments in a megalab must ultimately provide the answer to the question of whether it’s possible to realise an affordable, sustainable economy.

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