Meet Sam. Sam is about to buy a car, but he doesn’t know which one. He stands on the dealer’s lot engaged in a host of complex calculations, examining alternatives and weighing the pros and cons of model, cost, fuel efficiency, reliability, and even color. These days Sam has another important choice: gas or electric? With an electric vehicle, Sam must take into account even more variables: When and where will he charge the vehicle? How much will charging cost? Is he willing to pay a premium to own such a car? In 2009, EPRI researchers undertook to gauge how Sam and other consumers view electric cars and what they expect of their electric utilities. Electric vehicles represent a tiny fraction of the vehicles on the road today, but Mark Duvall, director of EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program, expects production to ramp up quickly. “By 2015,” according to Duvall, “it’s quite likely we’ll have more than a million electrics on the road.” As the number of electric vehicles grows, so will demand for power. For an industry accustomed to serving stationary customers, utilities are finding that vehicles present an entirely new set of challenges. “It’s a different business,” said Bernard Neenan, a technical executive at EPRI. “For the first time, our customers are mobile.”
EPRI’s Electric Transportation Program has long focused on understanding how electric vehicles will affect the power grid and how utilities will accommodate the added demand for power. In 2008, the program’s members decided to incorporate another key component of the equation: electricity customers. To prepare for an influx of electric vehicles, utilities need to know when their customers will buy cars, what kinds of cars they will buy, and how those purchases will affect the way they use electricity. Researchers developed an online survey to examine customers’ perceptions of electric cars and the factors that influence electric car purchases. The survey builds on the findings of EPRI’s 2001 national survey of electric vehicle interest, which focused on what consumers want from an electric vehicle. This time, members wanted a survey to help them understand how customers view the utility’s role in electric transportation in their own service areas. “We know electric cars are not going to be adopted uniformly across the county—or even within a utility’s service area,” said Neenan, the project manager. “So it makes sense to gather information specific to the characteristics of the customers in that area.” As Neenan and his colleagues tested the survey to “work out the bugs,” focus group discussions revealed a serious problem: consumers didn’t understand the researchers’ nomenclature. “They thought an electric car was a hybrid car or a hybrid car was an extended-range car,” Neenan said. “That confusion would have been a disaster in the survey.” To address this issue, the researchers added an educational component to outline the differences between standard gasoline vehicles, hybrid electric cars, plug-in hybrid electrics, and battery-only electric vehicles.
In July 2009, EPRI collaborated with Southern California Edison and a third party polling company to administer the survey to SCE’s customers.To qualify, participants had to be at least 18 years old and had to be planning to buy or lease a new vehicle in the next five years. The survey focused on issues critical to the electric power industry: consumer charging preferences; accessibility of at-home charging; at-home charging plan preferences; the consumer’s interest in acquiring an electric vehicle; and the influence of gasoline prices, vehicle price, and the consumer’s friends and family. Of 869 respondents, 292 owned a hybrid and 587 owned a conventional gasoline vehicle. Not surprisingly, interest in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles was highest among people who owned a hybrid. Some 20% of hybrid owners said they “definitely” plan to purchase or lease an electric car, compared with only 8% of non-hybrid owners. Many survey questions dealt with charging, a topic customers identified as important in the 2001 survey. For example, do customers expect that there will be public charging? Where would they be most likely to charge their vehicles? Would they pay a premium for faster charging? Notably, nearly all respondents said they would prefer to charge their electric cars at home. “With a gasoline car, you go to the gas station once a week. With an electric car, you plug in when it’s convenient,” Duvall said. “That’s an incredible benefit to owning an electric vehicle.” Researchers also asked participants when they would charge, if offered three options: an “anytime” plan that would allow them to charge day or night, a “night-time discount” plan that would give participants a discount for charging during off-peak hours, and a “night-time only” plan that would save participants even more money by letting them charge only during off peak hours for a yearly flat fee. In California, participants preferred the “night-time discount” plan over the other two. Half of all non-hybrid owners and nearly 60% of all hybrid owners said they would choose this option. The “anytime” plan was least M The Story in Brief How will consumers react to the auto industry’s rollout of electric vehicles, and how do they expect their power companies to be involved?
New EPRI developed surveys gather regional information on the public’s interest, assumptions, wants, and needs. 16 EPRI JOURNAL desirable. The survey also presented an optional discount of $10 a month if customers would allow the utility to interrupt their charging occasionally. More than half of non-hybrid owners and 70% of hybrid owners were extremely or very likely to choose this option.
What holds true for California customers may not hold true in other regions. “We looked at their (SCE’s) results and said, we don’t think that’s our typical customer,” said Bryan Coley, a research engineer with Southern Company. In 2010, EPRI researchers helped Southern Company in Atlanta implement its own survey of 500 customers. Atlanta is a city with long commute times and notoriously bad traffic, where residents might be inclined to purchase electric vehicles to cut their gasoline bills. “This was a great opportunity to benefit from a market research study already started by EPRI,” Coley said. EPRI also launched a 1,000-person survey in collaboration with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), which provides electricity to Tennessee and parts of Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia. Responses to these surveys are strikingly similar, but differ substantially from California responses in two key areas. First, the percentage of Californians who said they would buy an electric car in the next five years was much higher. “That’s not unexpected,” Neenan said. “California consumers are more inclined to be early adopters’.” Second, California respondents would be more willing to charge at night if the price of electricity were cheaper. That’s important because drivers who come home from work and plug in their cars could be charging during peak demand and increasing stress on the electricity grid. “Charging behavior is kind of the wild card in all of this,” said James Ellis, senior manager of transportation and infrastructure at TVA. So utilities would like to offer customers an incentive for agreeing to charge when loads are lowest. The survey suggests that might work in California, where 66% said they would charge only at night or late at night, but that strategy might be more difficult to implement in the Southeast. When the survey offered Southern Company’s and TVA’s customers the same discounts, two-thirds of the respondents said they wanted to be able to charge at any time. This may reflect cultural differences or the Southeast’s relatively cheaper electricity. “It really just shows that low cost energy economics is more of a driver here than the environmental benefits,” Ellis said. While responses differed among surveys, most differences were subtle. “One of the things we’re finding is how alike people are,” Neenan said. “That may mean we can administer surveys over regions rather than just in utility service territories.” Participants from all three surveys said that faster charging would influence their decision to buy an electric car, but few participants indicated that they were willing to pay extra for faster charging options. Similarly, few participants were willing to pay a premium to purchase the car itself. In all three regions, respondents who said they would be likely to buy an electric car tended to be young, male, educated hybrid owners. One section of the survey explored customers’ expectations of their utilities. Responses indicate that consumers think that electric utilities will play an important role in the transition to electric vehicles. Between 50% and 70% expect the utility to offer home charging installation services and provide car readiness audits to tell them what upgrades they need to prepare their homes for an electric car. Many customers think that utilities should provide public charging stations. “Under the traditional model, a utility delivers power no further than the electric meter,” Ellis said. But the survey results suggest that some consumers may like to see power providers The GM 2011 Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid. It has an unlimited driving range with its gasoline engine and an EPA-rated range of 35 miles on its battery. It will recharge from “empty” in about 8–10 hours using a 120-volt portable charger or in 3–4 hours from a dedicated 240-volt charger. Photo courtesy of Chevrolet. Ford plans to release the battery electric version of the Ford Focus in late 2011. The Focus Electric is powered by a lithium ion battery that can recharge from either 120 or 240 volts. Using the wall-mounted 240-volt charger can completely recharge the battery in as little as 3–4 hours. Photo courtesy of Ford. The 2011 Nissan Leaf is a 100% battery electric vehicle with an EPA-rated range of 73 miles. It can use a portable 120-volt charger, but most drivers will likely opt for a dedicated wall-mounted 240-volt charger that can completely recharge the battery from “empty” in less than 8 hours. Photo courtesy of Nissan. WINTER 2011 17 think beyond that model. “It gives us more insight into what tools TVA can help our power distributors build in order to better meet consumers’ needs,” Ellis said. Utilities may not be able to provide the services that customers expect for the prices they want to pay. Coley was surprised at how little customers offered to pay for conveniences such as 240-volt charging stations and faster charging. Purchasing and installing a 240-volt charging station, for example, can cost as much as $2,000, but more than 90% of customers said they wouldn’t pay even $1,000. “Consumers always want the best value at the best price,” Coley said. But the survey results make Coley suspect that customers need more education. Ellis agrees and added that consumers may not be taking into account the benefits of fuel switching. “The upfront costs of hardware and plug-in vehicles are more expensive right now,” he said, “but there may be future financing models that can help make buying an electric car and supporting charging infrastructure more like buying a conventional vehicle.” “These surveys help utilities understand what their customers expect from them, but they also help EPRI understand what our research agenda needs to look like to be able to meet some of these requests,” Duvall said. For example, given that people who have relatively cheap electricity seem to want the convenience of charging at any time, EPRI researchers might explore other incentives that could entice customers to charge their cars during off-peak hours; EPRI could then develop the technologies needed to deploy those incentives.
The Road Ahead
EPRI researchers plan more surveys, some of which may cover an entire state and allow several utilities to share the data. Once EPRI has data from several regions, it plans to create a national database of the survey responses. “The more data we have, the more we can learn,” said Duvall. Coley would like to see the survey repeated in a few years. “At that point, our customers will have had some hands-on experience with the vehicles,” he said. Neenan calls the survey a first step. “This is an early market, so not everyone who wants an electric vehicle can get their hands on one,” he said. “But as more automakers enter the market and the volume ramps up, we’ll quickly get to a point where more people will think about buying electric vehicles. Because the current survey doesn’t look at decision tradeoffs, the data can’t be used to calculate a true adoption curve.” Neenan and his colleagues hope to start working on a new survey in 2012 specifically designed to address those decision factors. “Through this more probing research,” he said, “researchers can look more closely at the decision to purchase an electric car and the impacts of the car’s price, gasoline costs, and other factors.” And knowing how many consumers will buy electric cars is the first step in preparing the electricity grid for this new fleet. “The industry is trying to anticipate how electric vehicles will change the demand for electricity,” Neenan said, “so we don’t get caught unprepared.” With better information, both Sam the car buyer and his utility power supplier may expect to arrive at the same plug at the same time for a successful “refueling.”
Utility Robots, Rise Of The Machines
They don’t look like the Terminator or come from the Forbidden Planet. But robots are becoming important allies to the power industry, performing tasks that are too risky, remote, or complex for humans to handle efficiently.
The industry is starting to pay attention to the possibilities: in October 2010, the first International Conference on Applied Robotics for the Power Industry brought together robotics experts and power company representatives from 22 countries to facilitate the development of suitable machines. EPRI has long recognized that robots can perform critical functions and has been developing robots for power plant and high-voltage environments since the 1970s.
One early power line robot, TOMCAT (Teleoperator for Operations, Maintenance, andConstruction using Advanced Technology), featured a large remotely operated arm for work on live transmission wires. EPRI designed TOMCAT to be an all purpose machine, but robotics trends now call for smaller equipment to perform specific functions. EPRI’s current work covers a wide range of applications and makes use of the knowledge of research and industry partners to investigate promising technologies while lowering development costs.
Today’s projects put robots inside major plant components, on suburban streets, and on high-voltage transmission lines. Taking the Heat Robots make good detectives, and they are particularly adept at performing work that involves squeezing into tight spaces, such as the vertical and horizontal tubes of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). In a combined-cycle plant, these tubes transfer heat from the combustion turbine’s exhaust gas to water flowing through the tubes to generate additional steam for electricity production. The closely bundled tubes are typically 50–70 millimeters (2–2.75 inches) in diameter and extend 12–18 meters (40–60 feet) between the upper and lower headers.
Physical limitations pose big challenges for close inspection. When the tubes perform poorly or fail altogether, the causes can be complex and difficult to uncover. So inspection requires something flexible and agile. Accessing the tubes inside the bundle presents a particular challenge for nondestructive evaluation (NDE) because the ultrasonic and eddy-current equipment used to detect problems must be in contact with the tubes. Robots are good candidates, and a so-called “snake” robot has been developed to crawl around in the tight environment. EPRI is working with Carnegie Mellon University to improve the robot’s agility, speed, and efficiency and to add capabilities to perform NDE. The goal is to improve the robot’s ability to inspect the hard-to-access center of the tube bundle. Designers also hope to be able to introduce the robot for a complete inspection through a single entry point in the HRSG header, avoiding the time and cost of cutting and closing multiple entries. Other modifications would allow the robot to climb vertical tubes more easily and to direct its inspection camera straight down the tube bundle. The team plans to alter the robot’s “gait” so that it can maneuver through different tube configurations and remain stable when encountering obstacles.
To increase its range of motion and prolong its operation in the field, researchers are looking to reduce the weight of the robot’s tether while adding other safety features. Over time, EPRI plans to add more NDE capabilities for a wider range of problems and solutions. Seeing the Light Light-emitting diode (LED) technologies use energy more efficiently than conventional lighting and promise a longer lifespan, resulting in lower operation and maintenance costs. Since 2009, EPRI has been conducting an LED energy-efficiency demonstration to assess the technology for street and area lighting. EPRI designed a robot, called Scotty, to help researchers collect data from the 20-plus U.S. demonstration sites. Scotty takes precise measurements of light levels on the street so that researchers can determine, among other things, how much and how fast the light intensity deteriorates over time. It’s not an easy job. Researchers want to collect photometric data near the ground and to do so in a precise grid.
The Story in Brief Robots are the power industry’s allies for complex inspection and data collecting missions. the past, researchers manually inspected the equipment, made light measurements, and recorded the data. Scotty, a four-wheeled, remote-controlled robot, is proving to be a faster, more exacting surveyor. Guided by a global positioning system (GPS), Scotty traces designated paths, measures lighting levels, and transmits the readings to a remote computer five times per second. The robot completes a job in minutes rather than hours. It can measure all types of lighting, allowing direct comparisons of LED systems with more conventional options. Thanks to Scotty’s precision, researchers are making measurements at a 2-foot (0.6 m) spacing, providing much more detail than the conventional 10-foot (3.1 m) spacing. The robot also keeps human inspectors off the streets, where they may be exposed to speeding cars and other hazards. Living the High(-Voltage) Life Transmission lines present a substantial and expensive challenge for human inspection and maintenance. They stretch hundreds of miles, often through remote areas. As the technology is refined, momentum is growing to use robotic inspection for transmission line components. In a survey conducted during last year’s robotics conference for the power industry, 32% of the respondents said they used robots for live line work, most often for replacing parts or cleaning insulators. Inspection and preventive maintenance applications could greatly increase the use of robots on the high wires.
EPRI is refining a prototype, called Ti, to develop an inspection robot that can reside permanently on a transmission network, traveling up to 40 miles (64.4 km) on a line in four months. The robot will then reposition itself on another wire or be moved by a line crew. Along the way, the robot will identify right-of-way encroachment and any vegetation that threatens the performance of the line, plus monitor and report problems with transmission line components. EPRI researchers are now analyzing data from laboratory tests to improve Ti’s design. The current prototype can run at up to 3 miles (4.8 km) per hour and inspect, on average, 15 segments of 138- kV line each day. Ti incorporates high-definition infrared cameras and image-processing technology and can compare images taken at different times to track equipment deterioration well before failure. Researchers expect to add a light detecting and ranging (LIDAR) sensor to provide close measurements of the relative positions of the conductor, vegetation, and other structures.
Ti’s use of GPS technology enables utility operators to quickly pinpoint trouble spots. Ti will also transmit data collected from sensors already installed along the transmission lines to check on the performance of insulators, conductors, and compression connectors. This use of sensors can be critical, particularly in regions that experience strong winds or frequent lightning. Creating inspection robots for the nation’s transmission network will continue to be a key focus. EPRI will unveil a new transmission robot at the Utility Products Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2012. Nuclear Reactor Drain Line The interior surfaces of carbon steel drain lines in a boiling water reactor (BWR) are susceptible to corrosion by the deoxygenated water that flows through the pipes. If not detected early enough, corrosion can thin pipe walls and cause failures that could lead to an unscheduled shutdown or other problems. EPRI is developing a series of robots to inspect and evaluate reactor drain lines for various BWR designs. Drain line examination presents key challenges. The lines are surrounded by extensive hardware at the bottom of the reactor, making access difficult. Moreover, the configuration of drain lines and adjacent equipment differs by BWR plant design.
In 2007, EPRI conducted a field test to demonstrate the first robot’s ability to remotely assess the wall thickness of a BWR drain line. The reactor’s piping configuration was typical of BWR reactor Models 5 and 6. The robot used two rotating ultrasonic transducers to measure the thickness of the drain line pipe. Data analysis showed that the drain line was in good condition. Since then, three other reactors have deployed the same robot design to inspect drain lines. A second-generation robot was designed for a drain line configuration typical of BWR Model 3 reactors. In these reactors, the drain line follows a complex path on top of an I-beam and through pieces of hardware, such as a control rod drive mechanism and in-core flux-monitoring tubes. The complexity of the operation prompted researchers to build a detailed, full-scale mockup of the piping configuration, including obstructions.
Testing the robot 8 EPRI JOURNAL Scotty, a mobile light-measurement robot, performs accurate, timely, and repeatable measurements of LED light levels. Ti, a transmission line inspection robot, can traverse 60 miles (96.6 km) of line at least twice a year, collecting high-fidelity information that utilities can act on in real time. WINTER 2011 9 on the mockup allowed engineers to fine tune the robot, identify likely problems, and train the inspection team. In 2011, after two years of development, the new robot was put to use during a reactor’s planned maintenance shutdown. The EPRI–utility team encountered a navigation problem because the mockup did not correctly reflect a spacing gap, but after some modification, the robot completed its mission and provided the data necessary for the plant owner to certify that the drain line was in good operating condition. Inspection of Concrete EPRI is also designing a robot to facilitate the inspection of large concrete structures.
The “concrete crawler” will have to be able to move over curved concrete wall surfaces, be rugged enough to withstand outdoor use, and run on a battery that can last three to four days. Why? Because the crawler will be checking large structures such as cooling towers, containments for nuclear reactors, and hydropower dams, said Maria Guimaraes, a project manager in EPRI’s Nuclear Sector. Currently, inspectors assess the integrity of such concrete structures with manually applied NDE equipment, using scaffolds that must be moved around the structure to gain access. As concrete structures age, the need for evaluation increases. “Right now, it takes a long time to inspect a cooling tower,” Guimaraes noted. “With a robot, it could be safer, simpler, and less expensive.” The concrete crawler will carry test equipment and collect data for later analysis in the lab. Forty companies responded to a request for proposals for the concrete crawler projects this past summer. EPRI is evaluating the proposals and plans to conduct field tests next year.
Why Your Growing Energy Company Needs SEO
Some Hold Ups You Might Be Having
If you are anything like us than you have a growing energy company with a lot of moving parts. There are so many moving parts at times, that it can be hard to grasp them all for just one person. You should never try and do it all yourself. Having control may make you feel good, but it is not the most productive or profitable. It took me a long time to learn this and when I did, everything changed for the better. Even my stress levels dropped because I could focus on just the key things I am really good at.
Non of this advice is new really. If you have read just about any prominent business book in the last 20 years, there would have been mention about this. Now you may be asking yourself, “where is he going with this?” and I’ll tell you.
Why You Need SEO In Your Business
It is no mystery that people don’t search for things they need like they did 20 years ago. We used to make calls to distributors, or look things up in the phone book. Those times are OVER. Now we all do the same thing, go online and look it up right? Well if that is where we all go to look for things, wouldn’t it make sense that we place ourselves there to be found? So how do you do that? How do you make it so when people search something, you pop as one of the top search results. Well I spent an in-numerous amount of time trying to figure out just that. This is where I play back into my lead story. Why am I trying to figure this out when there are professionals Like http://www.oregonwebsolutions.com/portland-seo-company/ to do it for us. I spent weeks banging my head against a wall and literally got nowhere. I could have been using that time to make money where I am best and would have paid for the SEO expenses already. It was the old controlling side of me that wanted to figure it out on my own and not just hire it to someone who is way better than I will ever be and let them do it better and faster. We think we are saving money by doing it ourselves, but we are actually costing ourselves money long term.
Now after I hired Oregon Web Solutions, they plotted out a 6-12 month plan of action and got started right away. They did in the first week, what would have taken me 6 months to figure out and do. Don’t you think that is worth it?
Now we are in the 8th month and they taken some specific keywords we chose to target and moved them from position 120 to the bottom of page one (about 8th-9th position). That is incredible. Every step from here and the click ratio literally doubles for every position. If you can start to see the value in what I am saying, then you can see why I am taking the time to write this.
Where Did I Find My SEO
Now you are probably wanting to know how we found and started working with a SEO company in Portland. Honestly they were a reference and I am glad for it. Looking out in the world at SEO’s is mind boggling as there are so many and there are so many who don’t have a clue. It is scary actually. Had OWS not been a reference, I might not have hired the right folks. I am told that price does make a difference as there are a lot of overhead costs to a professional SEO versus a $500.00 a month job or even a one time fee.
The point of this article is that if you do not have a professional search engine optimization specialist either on your staff or sub contracted, than you are missing a sailing ship. Here is a great video that sums up everything I said in just a few minutes.
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The Advantage Of Green Appliances
The Upside to Green Appliances
Help you effectively utilize household appliances to prevent wastage. When purchasing any huge household fixture, even just a green appliance, search for extensive warranties. Key appliances are rather expensive so that it would be best to find the stores that have very good pricing and excellent service warranties. Energy Star appliances have been throughout the place recently. The best method to get this done is to choose Energy Star-rated appliances. Filling your house with ENERGY STAR-approved products is presently one of the most effective ways to accomplish green appliances in your residence.
Another chest freezer is your best choice. Many new Energy Star dishwashers incorporate a soil-sensor to correct water use based on the level of dirtiness in every load. Additionally, efficient washers are gentler on clothes, resulting in less wear-and-tear. Even when you can’t afford a new washer, it’s still true that you can conserve energy. A heat-pump H20 heater is another efficient means to make hot H20. In the event you decide to get a new tank-type water heater, learn the Energy Factor (EF) ratings that will help you pick the right model.
Since appliances aren’t biodegradable, they simply sit and take up space. In addition it’s essential to note that both appliances and electronics can ordinarily be recycled in a secure and effective fashion, and if they’re not recycled, they can induce clutter, trash, and waste that will be extremely bad for our planet earth. The principal appliances that are going to be discussed are refrigerators, dishwashers, and clotheswashers. Your previous appliance contains lots of embodied energy, but don’t forget, so does its potential new replacement.
Up in Arms About Green Appliances?
Presently, electricity is generated mostly by consuming fuels which are on the point of being extinct. Saving energy is quite a critical issue for home owners and company owners. If you seriously want completely free energy at home and you’re eager to create a device yourself to conserve cost, you are in need of a guide. This way it is simpler to optimize the usage of electricity. More than anything, consumers anticipate seeing a future with zero power outages. It’s a simple way for customers to identify top-performing goods in the market.” Construction providers can often apply these appliances and re-purpose them for several uses.
There are a few advantages to top load washers also. Additionally, it will come with many advantages. It is simple to see the effect of CCTV immediately. You’ll have complete control on how you’d like the power supply to achieve your place. The standard lighting systems did not endure for quite a while if they were turned on 24 hours per day. In addition, you still need to have a computer or laptop to be able to download tracks. Washing machine washing machines have come a ways in the past 10 decades.
While shopping for new appliances, always try to find the most effective models. It is extremely easy to decrease the electricity bills by using LEDs. Many free do-it-yourself audits are available on the internet in the shape of questionnaires that give an overall summary of your total energy consumption, together with some suggestions for usage reduction.
How To Increase Your Success Using The Law Of Attraction
Success Does Not Happen By Accident
The law of attraction teaches us that success comes to those who hold an idea of success in their mind and pursue it. Essentially, your mind creates your reality and those who understand this concept are much more likely to succeed. Unfortunately, the majority of the worlds population has no idea that their thoughts create their reality and falsely assume it is only actions that matter. The truth is that thoughts are the precursor to actions and the point at which everything begins. If your looking to make radical changes in your life you must first start evaluating your mind.
Mahatma Gandhi said,
“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”
Truer words have never been spoken. The reason so many people fail in this world is because this simple concept is not taught in schools. In fact, most people will never understand this simple reality. So I hope by now your ready to make big changes in your life.
After you have evaluated your thinking patterns and discovered negative patterns it’s time to make a change. Remember, change happens slowly and methodically over a long period of time. No change happens quickly and especially when it comes to your brain. Your brain is made up of two parts, the subconscious mind and the conscious mind. The most important part of your brain is actually your subconscious mind which can only be altered slowly over very long periods of time. That’s why the majority of people never make the big changes in their thinking patterns that will make them successful. There is a great Facebook Page that goes over this.
Think of it this way, your subconscious mind has been programed over your entire life time. In fact, it took years and years to program your subconscious to think in the manner that it does. As Bob Proctor brilliantly points out your subconscious mind doesn’t have the ability to filter out information, it only takes in information. Therefore, if your trying to make big changes in your thinking it’s critical that you understand this is a long term process. The fact that this is a long term process that can take years is the reason the majority of people fail to ever make lasting change.
What To Expect
In this day and age everyone is looking for a quick fix solution for everything in their life. The reality is there’s some things that don’t happen quickly and you need to work at them for long periods of time. Change will happen but it will happen so slowly that you might not even notice it. With that said, when you look back at your life over long periods of time and examine your thinking you will then understand that everything has changed. The great part about embarking not his journey is that once your brain has changed then it will benefit your for the rest of your life. By changing your thinking patterns you start the process to change your results. If your mind is constantly thinking about failure than most likely you will fail. If your mind is constantly thinking about success then you won’t be able to help but be successful. Are you ready to start living a life you can be proud of? Discover some of the best law of attraction coaching programs here.
Opposing E.U. Court, Poland Is Cutting Trees in an Ancient Woodland
WARSAW– Opposing an order from the European Union’s highest possible court, the Polish government claimed on Monday that it would certainly proceed logging in Bialowieza Woodland, the last primeval woodland in Europe as well as a habitat for numerous bison.
The choice is the most up to date challenge by Poland to the legal authority of the European Union, which Poland participated 2004, and could lead to punitive damages. The arch-conservative as well as nationalist government that took power in Poland in 2015 has been upbraided by the authorities in Brussels; last week, it was formally advised that its efforts to settle power over the judiciary in Poland intimidated the guideline of regulation.
The Bialowieza Woodland, a Unesco World Heritage website, is an antique of ancient woodlands in the center of the European lowlands, at the border of Poland and Belarus.
It has been at the center of a warmed debate since Poland’s federal government tripled the logging restrictions in 2014 and also, in February, rescinded defenses for locations that include a large number of trees that are greater than a century old.
After months of dispute in between Warsaw and also Brussels, the European Commission filed a claim against Poland before the top court of the European Union. In an initial decision on Friday, the European Court of Justice ordered that visiting the woodland, which is home to safeguarded environments as well as varieties, be instantly put on hold.
On Monday, Poland’s setting preacher, Jan Szyszko, that had actually called the logging a “safety” effort to fight a bark-beetle problem, claimed that he purchased an end to the cutting in a 3rd of the forest, however that the logging would continue in the remainder.
By doing so, Mr. Szyszko claimed, the authorities were carrying out “an experiment.” After several years, the ministry will certainly contrast the problem of both components of the forest to determine “who remains in the right”– Polish authorities and foresters, or the European Payment as well as dozens of researchers and ecological supporters, that have vehemently opposed the logging, saying it will certainly damage the woodland irreparably.
” We thank the compensation significantly for such a huge interest in our forest,” Mr. Szyszko stated with a tip of mockery. “However we will certainly not be dishonored by those that don’t know regarding the guidelines of protection of atmosphere.”
” I’m without words,” stated Przemyslaw Chylarecki, a zoologist at the Museum and Institute of Zoology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. “The court has been clear regarding the unconditional ban on the large logging and also the priest is turning to these unpleasant tricks.”
Mr. Chylarecki stated that the ministry’s experiment was pointless.
” It will certainly be years, perhaps years, prior to we will certainly be able to compare the outcomes of both strategies,” he stated. “Meanwhile, we have three farmers operating in the forest along with a team of loggers, which implies that as much as 1,000 trees are reduced every day.”
The authorities confronted protesters in June who obstructed devices used to log the Bialowieza Forest in Poland. Credit Krystian Maj/Agence France-Presse– Getty Images
Tomasz Wesolowski, a woodland biologist at the University of Wroclaw, in southwest Poland, claimed the government’s experiment was deceptive, because a lot of the location where the logging will certainly be prohibited was brand-new forest.
” They are mosting likely to protect trees that were planted a year back,” he stated. “The large majority of what must be safeguarded unconditionally will be in the other area, cut down, everyday.”
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Soon after the preacher’s news, the European Payment released a declaration calling upon Poland to comply with the court’s orders.
” All member states are obliged to adhere to acting measures by the court,” the payment stated.
It will be at the very least a year before the last settlement of the instance by the court. If Poland loses, maybe fined greater than 4 million euros ($ 4.8 million) and also face feasible charges of up to EUR300,000 daily Poland cannot follow the court’s decision.
Poland can additionally be compelled to pay before that. Considering that the conservative government has resisted all official demands and cautions from the compensation, the Court of Justice and Unesco, the compensation could choose to impose financial assents.
” Since nothing else is working, Brussels will possibly start reducing our funds. They have actually done it prior to with Poland,” Mr. Wesolowski claimed.
Konrad Tomaszewski, the head of the State Woodlands, the government-owned company that is behind the logging, stated in an interview with a Catholic radio terminal on Sunday that the court “talks babble.”
” Just what we do is precisely according to the security and also forest management plans,” he claimed. “This is all political.”
Stress over the forest are rising. Polsat Information, a private television broadcaster, said that 2 loggers struck its film crew on Saturday in Bialowieza Woodland. The police claimed the team’s electronic camera was smashed and also its sd card were taken.
The decision to defy the European court will no question add to a more air conditioning of relationships between Poland and also Europe.
” Poland keeps revealing Europe what it considers it,” Mr. Wesolowski claimed. “Minister Szyszko basically just informed the European court that its decisions could possibly be awaited a commode, yet not respected by a federal government.”