Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)

Council of Europe (CoE) - European Human Rights Court - founding fathers (1949)
French National Assembly head Edouard Herriot and British Foreign minister Ernest Bevin surrounded by Italian, Luxembourg and other delegates at the first meeting of Council of Europe's Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg, August 1949 (AFP Photo)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)

EU founding fathers signed 'blank' Treaty of Rome (1957)
The Treaty of Rome was signed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, one of the Renaissance palaces that line the Michelangelo-designed Capitoline Square in the Italian capital

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'

Shuttered: EU ditches summit 'family photo'
EU leaders pose for a family photo during the European Summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016 (AFP Photo/JOHN THYS)

Merkel says fall of Wall proves 'dreams can come true'

“ … 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 ..."
"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.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Coal mining company hopes to tap into green energy market

Deutsche Welle, 10 June 2011 

Where miners once worked, green
energy will flow
Germany will cease hard coal mining operations in 2018. But abandoned mines could receive a new lease on life and make an important contribution to the development of renewable energies.

If the Ruhrkohle coal company (RAG) has its way, wind turbines could someday dot the top of its many mining waste mounds and hydroelectric pumped-storage stations could be installed in defunct underground shafts, turning former mines into "green batteries."

All the prerequisites exist, according to Walter Eilert, director of renewable energies at RAG. "Three years ago we examined the company's resources," he said. "And we discovered that we had resources in mine water, deep shafts, open surface areas and waste mounds."

Mining companies able to exploit these resources can reduce the so-called "eternity costs" of mining hard coal, Eilert argues. These costs stem, in part, from the need to continue pumping mine water out of shafts after operations have been shut down. RAG, for instance, pumps more than 100 million cubic meters of water out of its mines every year.

Wind conditions similar to North Sea

Initially, the Heine-based company will focus on using its mounds of mining waste, which can reach heights of 70 meters, as a base for wind turbines, according to Eilert. Wind conditions at these heights are similar to those along Germany's North Sea shoreline. 

Prosper-Haniel could house the
first hydroelectric pumped-storage
Currently, two wind turbines erected on mining waste mounds in Gelsenkirchen are generating up to 2.5 megawatts of electricity each – enough energy to power more than 10,000 households in the region.

A key challenge for expanding renewable energies is to ensure a constant power load. Electricity generated from solar and wind installations is subject to fluctuations, requiring energy storage facilities.

RAG says it has found a solution. "We aim to store electricity by pumping water into reservoirs," Eilert said. "When demand grows, we allow the water to flow down to turbines that generate electricity."

Two reservoirs needed

The plan is to install turbines in old RAG mines and turn their shafts into hydroelectric pumped-storage stations.

RAG hopes to receive a patent for its new underground electricity
storage concept

Two reservoirs will be required: one on the earth's surface and one underground. If the wind is particularly strong, surplus wind energy can be used to pump underground water into the surface reservoir. If the wind is low and not meeting demand, water is released from the surface reservoir to flow down a shaft and power electricity-generating turbines.

Pumping mine water from depths as great as 1,000 meters is a task that RAG has mastered for decades. What the company still needs to realize its hydroelectric pumped-storage station concept, however, are large storage tanks to serve as underground reservoirs. It also needs to install turbines and linings in the mine shafts. In cooperation with researchers from the Bochum and Duisburg-Essen universities, RAG aims to complete a feasibility study within three years.

Economical and ecological

After that, the company aims to select mine sites where it can implement the new energy concept in this decade. Two mines in the Ruhr Valley, Auguste Victoria and Prosper-Haniel, as well as one in Ibbenbüren are already shortlisted. 

The Ibbenbüren mine is
 another possible hydroelectric
Along the way, RAG intends to secure a global patent for its concept. "So far, all of our research has shown that no one has yet to implement an underground hydroelectric pumped-storage system like the one we have conceived," Eilert said.

According to company calculations, the system will be able to generate about 300 megawatt-hours of electricity. The depth of the mines will play an important role from both an economical and ecological viewpoint. The greater the drop height, the less water is necessary to generate electricity from the turbines.

Equally important, Eilert expects no opposition from environmentalists who are currently trying to block the construction of surface reservoirs in southern Germany. "We don't see hydroelectric pumped-storage stations located below ground having any significant impact on nature, if any impact at all," he said.

Author: Klaus Deuse / jrb
Editor: Sam Edmonds

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