Family’s Solar Panels Are “Too Powerful,” Shut Down By Utility Company

(from collectivelyconscious.net)

Southern California residents Ron and Sarah Hall were paying too much in electricity bills and decided to make the switch to solar, contracting Solar City to outline their roof with 36 solar panels.  Nearly a year ago, the installation was complete and for that entire year, the energy bill did not change.

It turns out, the utility company had never turned the panels on.  Because the panels were producing energy at 128% efficiency, they were 28% too efficient and didn’t fall under the limitations placed on residents for power creation.  The state believes that if a resident is making too much power, they can sell the extra and are potential energy distributors, liable for additional commercial business regulations.  The Halls were not told, they just kept paying their exorbitant bills.

The mistake was on Solar City.  They had miscalculated the amount of energy needed by the Halls and installed too much, though it is also pointing out what looks like a flaw in the system.  The state’s regulatory system is attempting to limit peoples’ power to control the energy.

(keep reading at collectivelyconscious.net)

 

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Long exposure to tiny amounts of Monsanto’s Roundup may damage liver, kidneys study

(from ehjournal.net)

Background

Glyphosate-based herbicides (GBH) are the major pesticides used worldwide. Converging evidence suggests that GBH, such as Roundup, pose a particular health risk to liver and kidneys although low environmentally relevant doses have not been examined. To address this issue, a 2-year study in rats administering 0.1 ppb Roundup (50 ng/L glyphosate equivalent) via drinking water (giving a daily intake of 4 ng/kg bw/day of glyphosate) was conducted. A marked increased incidence of anatomorphological and blood/urine biochemical changes was indicative of liver and kidney structure and functional pathology. In order to confirm these findings we have conducted a transcriptome microarray analysis of the liver and kidneys from these same animals.

Results

The expression of 4224 and 4447 transcript clusters (a group of probes corresponding to a known or putative gene) were found to be altered respectively in liver and kidney (p < 0.01, q < 0.08). Changes in gene expression varied from −3.5 to 3.7 fold in liver and from −4.3 to 5.3 in kidneys. Among the 1319 transcript clusters whose expression was altered in both tissues, ontological enrichment in 3 functional categories among 868 genes were found. First, genes involved in mRNA splicing and small nucleolar RNA were mostly upregulated, suggesting disruption of normal spliceosome activity. Electron microscopic analysis of hepatocytes confirmed nucleolar structural disruption. Second, genes controlling chromatin structure (especially histone-lysine N-methyltransferases) were mostly upregulated. Third, genes related to respiratory chain complex I and the tricarboxylic acid cycle were mostly downregulated. Pathway analysis suggests a modulation of the mTOR and phosphatidylinositol signalling pathways. Gene disturbances associated with the chronic administration of ultra-low dose Roundup reflect a liver and kidney lipotoxic condition and increased cellular growth that may be linked with regeneration in response to toxic effects causing damage to tissues. Observed alterations in gene expression were consistent with fibrosis, necrosis, phospholipidosis, mitochondrial membrane dysfunction and ischemia, which correlate with and thus confirm observations of pathology made at an anatomical, histological and biochemical level.

Conclusion

Our results suggest that chronic exposure to a GBH in an established laboratory animal toxicity model system at an ultra-low, environmental dose can result in liver and kidney damage with potential significant health implications for animal and human populations.

(keep reading at ehjournal.net)

This Man’s Patent Could Be The One To Destroy Monsanto- Make This Go Viral To Change The World

(from foodworldnews.com)

It is a must that you share this news, as this could change the world in no time. Paul Stamets discovered a way to take down Monsanto through the patent bestowed on him with his idea to use fungi as a form of pesticides.

Stamets discovered that some mushroom is now able to be an alternative pesticide for crops. This just means that Monsanto who is the world’s current leading company who provide GMO products and pesticides for crops and farms will no longer be significant for their services. It has been a while since this company has pretty much owned the food industry with the way they dominated corporations and food productions, which are apparently harmful to people.

This man has now gained the patent and could start changing the world. He is a mycologist and he is actually quite known in his field. His patent and discovery of this magical mushroom are not just going viral, but after this news, it’s the responsibility of the reader now to share it to as many people as possible.

What he discovered will make insects not harm the crops the natural way. About 200,000 kinds of insects can be kept away from crops just by using the mushroom he patented. He basically takes those mushrooms and morphs them to stop producing spores. When that happens, they would attract the insects who will transform into fungi from the inside out. It is like resurrecting those insects or as what others would say, his process kinds of reincarnate those insects to be pesticides.

(keep reading at foodworldnews.com)

False Advertising lawsuit filed against Monsanto for stating poison does not affect people or pets.

(from monsantoclassaction.org)

Monsanto claims that Roundup targets enzymes supposedly found only in plants — not in people — but this is blatantly false.  

The truth is, Roundup targets enzymes found in both plants AND people — specifically in our gut bacteria — which are vulnerable to potent pesticides like Roundup.  

(read the class action suit here)

Hey Catholics, your POPE just said you are fucking prick if you support any war – deal with it

(from ansa.it)

Vatican City, May 11 – Pope Francis said Monday that “many powerful people don’t want peace because they live off war”. The Argentine pontiff made the hard-hitting comment in response to a question from one of the 7,000 children taking part in an audience held with the Peace Factory organisation. “This is serious,” Francis told the children.
“Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms.
“It’s the industry of death”.

(keep reading at ansa.it)

IBM Solar Collector Magnifies Sun By 2000X – These Could Provide Power To The Entire Planet

(from offgridquest.com)

A team at IBM recently developed what they call a High Concentration Photo Voltaic Thermal (HCPVT) system that is capable of concentrating the power of 2,000 suns, they are even claiming to be able to concentrate energy safely up to 5,000X, that’s huge.

The process of  trapping the sunlight produces water that can be used to produce filtered drinkable water, or used for other things like air conditioning etc. Scientists envision that the HCPVT system could provide sustainable energy and fresh water to communities all around the world.

“Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region. In the HCPVT system, instead of heating a building, the 90 degree Celsius water will pass through a porous membrane distillation system where it is then vaporized and desalinated. Such a system could provide 30-40 liters of drinkable water per square meter of receiver area per day, while still generating electricity with a more than 25 percent yield or two kilowatts hours per day. A large installation would provide enough water for a small town.”

The heat is absorbed into hundreds of tiny solar cells called photovoltaic chips. These gather the energy and are then cooled by microchannled water, which is why they are safely able to concentrate such large amounts of solar energy.

(keep reading at offgridquest.com)