Swiss to Ban Use of EVs to Save Electricity During the Winter of 2022/2023 and Beyond

Swiss to Ban Use of EVs to Save Electricity During the Winter of 2022/2023 and Beyond

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JAZZ SHAW 

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The EU jumped on the EV craze well ahead of other parts of the world, particularly after the Paris climate accord.

But in typical socialist fashion, they weren’t content with simply encouraging people to switch to EVs.

Many European countries almost immediately started making plans to ban gas-powered cars and trucks and make EVs mandatory.

Lots of Europeans wanted to get out ahead of the curve and began snapping up the newer models.

But then came the blowback of US/EU sanctions in Russia, which resulted the cut-off of LOW-COST coal, oil and gas.

Near-Zero folks, who have never analyzed, designed, and operated any energy system, thought the fossil fuel cut-off was great for the very expensive, highly subsidized wind/solar/battery trio.

Now, in a rather embarrassing reversal, Switzerland is considering legislation that would ban people from driving electric vehicles , except in urgent conditions over the winter, because there will not be enough electricity on the grid to recharge them.

(From Der Spiegel. Original is in German but Google Translate can convert it for you.)

Switzerland could be the first country to impose driving bans on Evs to avoid electricity shortages. Several media refer to a draft regulation on restrictions, and bans, on the use of electricity for various uses. 

“The private use of EVs would be permitted only for absolutely necessary travel (e.g. professional practice, shopping, visiting the doctor, attending religious events, attending court appointments).” A reduced speed limit is also planned highways.

Much of the electricity in Switzerland comes from hydropower and nuclear. However, the country also imports electricity from Germany and France . 

Germany and France, which usually export to Switzerland, will have no spare electricity for Switzerland in 2023 and beyond.

Electricity will become scarce in Switzerland. 

Energy security in Europe became endangered, starting in 2021, after EU bureaucrats advised EU members not to sign long-term natural gas contracts with Russia, because it looked bad regarding the EU's "renewables mantras" .

Russia responded by delivering gas only to those entities with long-term contracts. As a result natural gas SPOT prices became very high, as predicted.

All this was happening well before the Ukraine events.

All became worse, after the Ukraine events stared, in February 2022, especially after the UK/US blew up the Nordstream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic Sea, primarily to prevent hugely impacted Germany from making a natural gas deal with Russia. 

Switzerland has various “escalation levels” for its energy crisis.

The ban on recharging electric vehicles would go into effect, only when they reach level 3, according to the draft copy of the legislation that reporters obtained.

Prior to that, the government would impose limits on how hot domestic hot water is allowed to be in washing machines (yes… seriously)

The government would ban the use of leaf blowers and seat heaters in chair lifts.

Videos from streaming services would be allowed, only if shown in SD resolution, a low-res format (Huh?)

So, this will be much the same as we saw in dysfunctional California earlier this year, with the government pushing everyone to switch to EVs to "save the planet".

But, now the Cal government is warning drivers they won’t be able to recharge their vehicles, except for “urgent travel requirements.”

The crazy part of all of this is, the major energy and electric utility companies have been warning everyone about this outcome for several years.

The electric grid doesn’t produce electricity by magic.

But nobody bothered to listen.

To put this story in context, consider the fact, in June 2022, the EU proposed a ban on new gasoline light duty vehicles, by 2035:

From 2035, newly registered light duty vehicles will no longer be allowed to emit greenhouse gases. The decision was approved on June 29 by the 27-member group.

The ban on internal combustion engines voted by the European Parliament – which the EU member States still have to approve – effectively marks the end of gasoline and diesel vehicles, as well as high-mileage hybrids, up to 54 mpg, which are currently in high demand, because of high gasoline prices.

In future, only new electric or hydrogen-powered models are allowed to be sold.

2035 is only a little more than a decade away.

If this proposal passes, Europe won’t even allow hybrids to be sold.

Only fully electric vehicles or hydrogen-powered ones.

Good luck finding a hydrogen recharging station, by the way.

And unless they get their energy grid back under control, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to drive your EV anywhere.

I was under the impression that Europe was a collection of first-world countries.

I was mistaken.

SUPPLEMENTARY ARTICLES

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ISO-NE REPORT OF 2021 ECONOMIC STUDY: FUTURE GRID RELIABILITY STUDY PHASE 1

https://www.iso-ne.com/static-assets/documents/2022/07/2021_economi...

 

DEEP DIVE SUMMARY OF THE ISO-NE REPORT

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/new-england-future-grid-study-iso/...

 

CO2 IS INNOCENT, BUT CLOUD COVER IS GUILTY

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/23/co2-is-innocent-but-clouds-a...

LIFE WITHOUT OIL?

Life without oil means many products that are made with oil, such as the hundreds listed below, would need to be provided by wind and solar and hydro.

Folks, including Biden's attendants, wanting to get rid of fossil fuels, such as crude oil, better start doing some rethinking.

The above also applies to natural gas, which is much preferred by many industries

If you do not have abundant low-cost energy, you cannot have modern industrial economies.

APPENDIX 1

 

These articles contain significant information regarding wind, solar and grid-scale battery systems

 

GRID-SCALE BATTERY SYSTEMS IN NEW ENGLAND TO COUNTERACT SHORTFALL OF ONE-DAY WIND/SOLAR LULL

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/grid-scale-battery-sys...

COLD WEATHER OPERATION IN NEW ENGLAND DECEMBER 24, 2017 TO JANUARY 8, 2018

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/cold-weather-operation...

ANALYSIS OF WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY LULLS AND ENERGY STORAGE IN GERMANY

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/wind-and-solar-energy-...

IRELAND FUEL AND CO2 REDUCTIONS DUE TO WIND ENERGY LESS THAN CLAIMED    

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/fuel-and-co2-reduction...

BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, OPERATING COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/battery-system-capital...

HIGH COSTS OF WIND, SOLAR, AND BATTERY SYSTEMS IN US NORTHEAST

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/high-costs-of-wind-sol...

CO2 IS A LIFE GAS; NO CO2 = NO LIFE

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/co2-is-a-life-gas-no-c...

APPENDIX 2

 

These articles explain a lot about the world-wide “Climate Crisis” scam, based on highly compromised surface station measurements, which typically read HIGH.

 

Climate scientists SUBJECTIVELY adjust the readings for use in their SUBJECTIVE computerized-temperature-calculation programs, which are used in the reports of IPCC, etc., for scare-mongering purposes.

 

New Surface Stations Report Released – It’s ‘worse than we thought’

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/new-surface-stations-r...

 

Weather- Just how does it happen?

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/weather-just-how-does-...

 

A summary of the results of three “Physics of the Earth’s Atmosphere” papers, which were submitted for peer review at the Open Peer Review Journal.

https://globalwarmingsolved.com/2013/11/19/summary-the-physics-of-t...

 

APPENDIX 3

 

Satellites and balloons measure temperatures of the Troposphere, which starts at ground level, and has an average height of 59,000 ft at the tropics, 56,000 ft at the middle latitudes, and 20,000 ft at the poles. Above those levels starts the Stratosphere.

 

Balloons directly measure temperatures. Satellites measure radiation, from which temperatures are calculated. 

Both consistently measure much lower temperatures than the average of 102 computer-generated graphs.

See Appendix 2 and 3

 

The data in the below images is for a 43-y period.

There is global warming, but it is not anywhere near as much as scare-mongers are claiming.

https://www.windtaskforce.org/profiles/blogs/grid-scale-battery-sys...

 

1) Objective satellite and balloon temperatures increased from 0.00 to 0.5 C, or, or 0.116 C/decade 

2) Subjective computer-generated temperatures increased from 0.00 to 1.20 C; or 0.28 C/decade, about 2.7 TIMES AS FAST

 

The temperature data by satellites and balloons are more accurate than land-based measurements.

See Appendix 2 and URL

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UAH_satellite_temperature_dataset

Satellite measurements are made many times during every day and systematically cover almost the entire world; +/- 85-degree latitude.

The satellite data is vastly more complete, and accurate than would be gathered by ground stations. (See Appendix 2) 

 

Balloon measurements, made on a sampling basis, are vastly less complete than satellite measurements, but they serve as a useful crosscheck on the satellite measurements. 

 

NOTE: Behind the 102 computer graphs are hundreds of organizations that likely receive a significant part of their revenues from governments and subsidy-receiving wind, solar, battery, etc., businesses.

The livelihood and career prospects of the people creating these graphs is more secure, if they aim high, rather than low.

https://www.scienceunderattack.com/blog/2021/2/22/latest-computer-c...

 

A more detailed view of satellite temperatures.

APPENDIX 4

Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP) and also a member of the CO2 Coalition. Sheahen and the Coalition are collaborating on a brief.

SEPP’s October 8 newsletter contains a summary of a major 2021 paper by Happer and co-author William van Wijngaarden that completely undermines the fake “science” the IPCC and EPA used to support the case of climate alarm. 

Sheahen specifically discusses the efforts of Professors William van Wijngaarden and William Happer in their pioneering work in calculating the real-world Global Warming Potentials (GWPs) of the five most common Green-House Gases (GHGs).

Sheahan explains why the approach used by IPCC is faulty, but nonetheless used by its followers, such as the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the EPA.

These faulty methods lead to great exaggeration of the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide, methane, and other minor greenhouse gases. . . .

Sheahan shows the stunning agreement between the calculations of van Wijngaarden and Happer (W & H) with satellite measurements (and balloon measurements) of outgoing infrared radiation emitted by the earth to space . . .

Sheahan claims, because of the exceptionally good agreement between observational data and the calculations of W & H, we can conclude the W&H model has been validated.

The W&H model embodies the scientific method.

In that case, it is reasonable to use it to study other hypothetical cases.

It is not possible to do so with IPCC models, which have never achieved agreement with observations. . . 

See Appendix 3

The gist of the H&W work is the greenhouse effect of CO2 in the atmosphere is almost entirely saturated, such that any additional CO2 can have almost no additional warming effect.

Here is a chart prepared by Sheahan to illustrate the H&W results.

As atmospheric CO2 increases, say from 380 to 420 ppm, it has less warming effect.

The most warming effect occurs at very low levels of CO2, say 20 to 60 ppm.

APPENDIX 5

 

A timely and important new paper has just been uploaded to the CO2 Coalition website on nitrogen.

The first half of the paper on the greenhouse warming effect of N2O is quite technical

It is summarized in the first link.

Link to the full paper is at the bottom. Please distribute widely.

 

Authors: Will Happer, C. A. de Lange, William Wijngaarden and J.D. Ferguson

 

Nitrous Oxide and Climate – Why restricting N2O emissions is unnece...

 

Nitrous oxide (N20) has now joined carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) in the pantheon of “human-generated demon” gases.

GW scare-mongers view increasing concentrations of these molecules are leading to unusual and unprecedented GW, which will lead to catastrophic consequences for both our ecosystems and humanity.

 

Countries around the world are in the process of greatly reducing, or eliminating, the use of nitrogen fertilizers, based on heretofore poorly understood properties of nitrous oxide.

Reductions of N2O emissions of 40 to 45 percent are being proposed in Canada , and by up to 50 percent in the Netherlands .

Sri Lanka’s complete ban on fertilizer in 2021 led to the total collapse of their primarily agricultural economy.

 

The CO2 Coalition has published this paper, which evaluates the GW effect of the N20 and its role in the nitrogen cycle.

 

Policymakers can now proceed to make informed decisions about the costs and benefits of mandated N20 reductions of this beneficial molecule.

 

This new paper joins previous CO2 Coalition reports on other greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane.

Key takeaways from the paper:

 

  • At current rates, a doubling of N2O would occur in more than 400 years.
  • Atmospheric warming by N2O is estimated to be 0.064 C per century.
  • Increasing crop production requires continued application of synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to feed a growing population.

 

Download the entire PDF Nitrous Oxide

  

Methane, CH4, aka, natural gas

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2022/11/19/methane-much-ado-about-nothing/

 

NOTE: A similar graph can be created for N2O

It is dangerous to be correct in matters, where established men are wrong, by Voltaire

 

 

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