"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled 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.) -

“ … 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 headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"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, September 15, 2007

Emerging Markets' Fast Growth Triggers Electric Utility Boom

Indonesia and the Philippines are among the countries struggling to get new investment.


Sep. 13, 2007 (Investor's Business Daily delivered by Newstex) --

Some developing countries are waking up to a big problem: Power shortages could short-circuit their economic growth.

In Latin America and elsewhere, governments have been restructuring utilities to spur private and foreign investment. Heavy-handed regulatory policies are being replaced by market-based systems that give utilities higher returns on investment.

Hiking electricity rates is a tough political step for governments in countries where much of the population still lives in poverty. But, emerging markets need to build more power plants and modernize infrastructure.

"In most developing countries, power demand grows more quickly than the economies," said Jed Bailey, managing director of the Asia and Latin America groups at Cambridge Energy (OOTC:CNGG) Research Associates. "To get investment in place, there's a sense that regulatory structures will evolve and prices on average will go up."

But after running up for much of the year, shares in Latin American utilities traded on the New York Stock Exchange have retreated along with stocks worldwide.

They include Brazil's Companhia Paranaense de Energia ELP, Companhia Energetica CIG and CPFL Energia CPL, as well as Chile's Empresa EOC.

Shares in Argentina's Edenor (NYSE:EDN) EDN have still gained 19% since its initial public offering in April. Other gainers include China's Huaneng Power International (NYSE:HNP) HNP and Russia's Unified Energy System USERY, a state-owned monopoly that the government plans to break up by mid-2008.

Some utilities in emerging markets pay better dividends than those in the U.S., says analyst Rowe Michels of Bear Stearns. (NYSE:BSC)

"Most Latin American utilities provide above 5% dividend yields, some over 10%," Michels said. "That's well above what the average U.S. utility pays.

"U.S. utilities aren't growth stocks," he added. "Demand barely keeps pace with the economy. In Latin America, electricity demand is growing much faster."

Chile, Peru, Colombia and Brazil have "investor-friendly regulatory models," Michels said. Argentina's power shortages have worsened. Its government may have to take unpopular steps, Michels says.

"Some countries are on the verge of blackouts and rationing," said Michels. "A lot of times countries don't give in to business-friendly regulatory models until they have no choice," he said.

With oil-rich Venezuela led by radical socialist President Hugo Chavez and Bolivia renationalizing energy firms, some analysts warn that the region's investment climate may turn for the worse.

U.S. utilities have been exiting Latin America over the past five years, said Philip Adams, analyst at bond rater Gimme Credit.

"It's a higher priority for them to use capital at home," he said.

In March, Allentown, Pa.-based PPL said it would sell interests in utilities in Chile, El Salvador and Bolivia.

Still, Latin America is attracting investors from Europe. Spain's Endesa (NYSE:ELE) , which owns a controlling stake in Chile-based Enersis, plans to invest $3.3 billion in Latin America through 2009. U.K. hedge fund Ashmore Energy International has been acquiring power and natural gas assets in the region, Bailey says.

Latin America gets much of its electricity from hydropower. Sudden droughts have been a problem -- especially given rising demand for electricity. Such demand rose 6% last year, according to BP's (TSX:BP'U) Review of World Energy.

Meanwhile, Asia's demand climbed 8.5%, led by a whopping 14.5% increase in China, BP found.

"Much of Asia needs power plant capacity but they're still struggling with privatization," said Peter Maloney, editor of Platt's Global Power Report.

Indonesia and the Philippines are among the countries struggling to get new investment, says a PricewaterhouseCoopers report.

India still subsidizes the cost of electricity and supplies power to agricultural areas virtually free, Bailey said. He reckons such policies turn off private equity groups and other investors.

India plans to increase generation capacity 60% over the next five years. Power Grid Corp., India's biggest power transmission company, launched a $730 million initial public offering on the Bombay (OTCBB:BBAO) exchange this month.

Some of China's utilities plan to expand into Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Hong Kong and Singapore-based investment groups are eyeing Indonesia and other power-hungry countries.

Globally, electricity demand is expected to double by 2030, with China's growth being a big factor.

China rationed power after blackouts in 2004 and 2005. After that, spending on new power plants surged. The country's utilities now face a short-term glut of capacity, Bailey said, although demand continues to grow in the double digits.

China's industries now gobble up about 75% of electricity. As living standards improve, China's 1.3 billion people should help absorb the power capacity coming online, said Joseph Jacobelli, analyst at Merrill Lynch. (NYSE:MER) (OOTC:MERIZ)

China has big plans to add capacity from nuclear plants, hydropower projects including the Three Gorges Dam, wind farms and solar energy. But, most of its electricity still comes from highly polluting, coal-fired power plants.

Russia's plan to restructure power monopoly UES has drawn plenty of attention.

European utilities, including Italy's Enel and Germany's E.ON, are interested in buying stakes in UES spin-offs.

Michels advises investors to be careful because it's not clear what Russia's regulatory and pricing model will be after the breakup of UES. It also is not clear how UES assets will be carved up, he said.

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