Your EV shall be the backup battery for the grid to make wind and solar profits possible

Your EV shall be the backup battery for the grid to make wind and solar profits possible By Jo Nova

EV, Electric vehicles charging.

EV charging image by Nerijus jakimavičius

This explains the bizarre enthusiasm for EV’s which depend on child labor in the Congo and solve no environmental problem:

The plan: The hapless homeowners will buy the back up battery for the grid and install it in their garage. Sometimes they might drive it too. Another Hidden Renewable Cost

Instead of solar and wind investors paying for the storage they need to produce useful reliable electricity, the plan, apparently, is to force the people to buy electric cars then use their batteries to save the grid instead. When someone plugs their car in to charge, the grid or their house might draw electricity out instead. It’s called two-way-charging, bi-directional charging, Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) or Vehicle-to-Home.

Look at how much money and devotion is going into this goal:

There are moves to make this happen in California, Australia and Europe. There have already been 170 trials around the world costing millions of dollars to try to figure out how to do this. Clearly it’s a big agenda.

Repeated charges and discharges must shorten the life of the battery, and possibly inconvenience car owners too if they get caught without the fuel in the tank. What if there is family emergency at 11pm? (Well, you can catch a cab.) As well as this, every EV added to the grid is like adding “3 to 20 new houses“. Energy losses with batteries are around 20% and worse as the battery ages.

Despite the downsides, network managers are excited at the thought of using the collected mass of EV batteries to stabilize the grid, and it’s being sold as “a great way to reduce your power bills”.

Why electric car tech could drive down power prices

Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson, The Driven

A report from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) says the technology could become the nation’s biggest electricity storage opportunity in the next decade and has the potential to save consumers more than $6000 on the lifetime cost of charging an electric car.

“Electric vehicles offer massive, untapped storage potential,” she says.

“In 10 years, Australia’s electric car fleet is likely to have more battery capacity than Snowy 2.0 – that’s a whole lot of storage on wheels that is parked about 95 per cent of the time.”

This push is happening all over the Western World:

A bill has been introduced in California to require all EV’s to have “Bi-directional” charging by 2027.  GM just announced it will be standard on one of the EV series by 2026. Tesla plans to have bidirectional charging by 2025, though Elon Musk is unimpressed and says it’s ‘inconvenient‘. South Australia is already running a trial where private electric-car owners can send their battery’s energy back into their own homes.

None of this makes financial sense except as a way to “solve” the grid instability created by too many unreliable generators.

Savings are listed “per decade” — it’s that bad:

The greatest savings could be unlocked by drivers in South Australia and NSW, the report found, while those in Queensland and the ACT could access smaller discounts of more than $1000 over a decade.

So that’s a big $100 a year discount for people in Queensland or the ACT for the more rapid devaluation of an asset that costs $60,000 to $100,000? It may shorten the life of the car by a year or two, and increase the risk of house fires, but otherwise it’s a “great idea”.

This partly explains the push for mass forced uptake of EV’s — they are the big band-aid for unreliable renewable-grids. It’s obviously not about “saving us from climate change” because no one is even sure if EV’s will reduce emissions (and the emissions are beneficial anyway). What EV’s will enable (apart from tracking, spying, sabotage and remote control) is more stability on fragile grids burdened with too many wind and solar plants. But how does this make any sense when grids need to add generation to charge the EV’s?

The judicial swamp needs some draining 

The judicial swamp needs some draining 

Tom Fitton from JudicialWatch speaks about Joe Biden from 3:50 on the growing list of scandals.

“Who knew that Ukraine was just the side hustle for the Bidens…?”

“If I were the President I would take [the case] away from the FBI, and the Dept. of Justice.”

“They will not be able to derail an investigation no matter whether he gets elected.”

“Has Joe Biden disqualified himself from the Office…?”

Companies linked to Hunter Biden received millions of dollars in federal loans…

“There’s more than enough evidence to have warranted an indictment of Joe Biden and Hunter biden, and I can’t tell you how livid I am that the FBI didn’t act on this immediately,

“The entire country should be outraged.

“Biden effectively pimped his own son.

Sidney Powell — Michael Flynn’s defense attorney


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Where are the deaths? Ten reasons the first and second Covid waves look so different

Where are the deaths? Ten reasons the first and second Covid waves look so different

By Jo Nova

Knowledge is power.

The Worldometer graphs suggested the problem was over. But many  factors were driving the curve, and to beat the virus we need to understand them. Unfortunately, as winter arrives, Vitamin D is falling (though it doesn’t have to be this way), and the infections will spread from younger people to older people — so the hospitalizations and deaths will grow too. It won’t get as bad as it was, because doctors know more, and people who wear masks and distance themselves appear to get milder infections.

It’s a crime that doctors, academics and the media are not pointing out the benefits of Vitamin D.


Ten reasons death rates were lower in Europe’s second wave:

  1. Demographics: In the second wave young people are the most likely to be infected, not high risk older folk (so far).

  2. Vitamin D : reaches a peak each year in August and Sept.

  3. Masks: Many people were wearing masks — meaning a lower viral dose and they are more likely to get an asymptomatic infection.

  4. Doctors have better treatment plans.

  5. Hospitals are not overrun (yet). That’s just starting to change.

  6. Temperatures were warmer: Viruses are unstable chemical codes.  Thanks to basic chemistry, higher doses of virus will almost always survive longer in cooler air and on cooler surfaces.  As temperatures cool, we’d expect higher doses to be transmitted which means a more severe illness. Cheap heating saves lives!

  7. Social distancing: Bigger distances and outdoor events mean lower viral doses. But as the seasons cool, we spend more time indoors, which means higher doses as they get closer together.

  8. UV light was stronger — A great outdoor sterilizer. UV also helps create Vitamin D. Obviously, it’s a summer time thing.

  9. More testing in the second wave. Germany is doing 3 times as many tests; France, seven times, and the UK is doing 15 times as many tests now as it was in early April. A lot of the first wave caseload was simply missed. There is roughly a three week lag from tests until mortality (and it can be up to 8 weeks). This wasn’t apparent in many countries in the first wave because they didn’t do enough testing to show the true extent of infections — they missed the entire first peak, only starting to record new daily cases numbers properly as the deaths also peaked.

  10. Mutations? Perhaps the virus has changed to be less deadly. This — our favourite option — the one we all want, may be true, but there is no genetic analysis that supports it yet so who knows?. If it is the case, we ought find a reliable genetic shift that correlates with lower viral loads and healthier patients. But natural selection favours a higher viral load and a more easily spread virus, and that’s what the few mutation studies seem to suggest.

Look closely at the infections and deaths and with a three week lag (and the OurWorldInData site). It’s clear where this is going. 

In the UK, there were around 6,000 new cases a day from Sept 27th. Last week there were about 140 deaths a day. Assuming the three week lag is accurate, that’s a rough fatality rate among the known cases of 2%. The real fatality rate is significantly lower than that, though how much?

What’s an extra 1.8 million votes?

What’s an extra 1.8 million votes? About a 1.2% swing in the USA

And those are just the extra registrations that were so obvious they exceeded the known citizenry.

New Data Analysis Finds 353 Counties With 1.8 Million More Registered Voters Than Eligible Citizens

Mark Tapscott, Epoch Times

A total of 353 counties in 29 U.S. states have 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens, according to an analysis by Judicial Watch.

In addition, eight states, including Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont, were found to have statewide registered voter totals that exceeded 100 percent of eligible voters, according to the nonprofit government watchdog.

Judicial Watch compared the registration data available for 37 states with the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recently available American Community Survey (ACS) numbers for the period 2014–2018 on a county-by-county basis.

“This new study shows 1.8 million excess, or ‘ghost’ voters, in 353 counties across 29 states,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement announcing the study Oct. 16. “This data highlights the recklessness of mailing blindly ballots and ballot applications to voter registration lists. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.”

States are required under a federal law approved in 1993 to make all reasonable efforts to maintain updated voter registration rolls, but enforcement of the statute was almost nonexistent until recent years when Judicial Watch began suing individual states.

Why haven’t conservative governments made sure this doesn’t happen?

Finally fighting back against Critical Race Theory

Finally fighting back against Critical Race Theory

Steven Hayward, Powerline

My new hero: Kemi Badenoch 

…this attack on “critical race theory” is so good that I want to amend the Constitution so she can come to the United States and run for President.

Kemi Badenoch:

We do not want to see teachers teaching children about their white privilege’s and inherited racial guilt. 

Schools which teach pupils that “white privilege” is an uncontested fact are breaking the law…

Kemi Badenoch is the UK Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden.

Jessica Murray, The Guardian, on Badenoch’s response to the call for “decolonising” history 

“We want all our kids, all our children, black and white, every single corner of this country, to better understand our history so our children have a true sense of belonging within British culture,” she said.

Badenoch rejected the claims, insisting that history in schools “is not colonised”.

“We should not apologise for the fact that British children primarily study the history of these islands, and it goes without saying that the recent fad to decolonise maths, decolonise engineering, decolonise the sciences that we’ve seen across our universities to make race the defining principle of what is studied is not just misguided but actively opposed to the fundamental purpose of education,” she said.

Millennials haven’t forgotten Mao, Stalin or Lenin. They never knew them.

Millennials haven’t forgotten Mao, Stalin or Lenin. They never knew them, by Joanne Nova.

We teach kids identity politics, and how to control the weather with light globes, but not the most important political lesson of the 20th Century.

We won the cold war, then lost the peace.

Why Millenials are embracing Socialism

Tom Switzer, Sydney Morning Herald:

The survey evidence is clear. In a YouGov poll commissioned by the Centre for Independent Studies last year, 58 per cent of Australian millennials have a favourable view of socialism, with only 18 per cent having an unfavourable one. These findings reflect Millennial attitudes in Britain and the US.

What’s going on?

Part of the problem is plain ignorance. Most Millennials were hardly alive when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire”.

According to the CIS poll, only 26 per cent of Millennials are familiar with Vladimir Lenin and 34 per cent with Joseph Stalin. Only 21 per cent of those questioned said they knew well who Mao was. Never mind that these men were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions and the impoverishment of hundreds of millions.

Whatever excuse explains Millennials’ ignorance of communism, they should at least know about Venezuela where the socialist regime of the past two decades has led to repression, an economy in free fall, widespread disease and starvation and mass emigration.

Tom Switzer is executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies and presenter at the ABC’s Radio National.

Time to say “No” to failure says Joanne Nova:

Here’s a radical idea, no child should get a high school certificate if they can’t answer the question “which political party caused the most deaths in the last 100 years”? The answer starts with C, and if you say Capitalism you have to repeat a year, and so do your teachers.

Politics, Historical figures, CIS, Graph, education, millenials, familiarity with dictators.

Only one in five people aged 25-39 in Australia are familiar with Mao, Stalin and Lenin.

Majority Gone

Majority gone. The Liberals are not paying for the last leadership change, so much as the one before.

Picking a Labor guy to run the Party was never going to end well.

Thank Turnbull (and MP’s that voted for him) for turning a 24 seat majority into one seat rule that he then threw away…

Note to Libs: if the ABC approves, you are doing something wrong.

Wentworth by-election: Kerryn Phelps claims victory, Government loses majority

by Jamie McKinnell

Independent candidate Kerryn Phelps has claimed victory in the Wentworth by-election, on a devastating night for the Morrison Government that lost its majority in Canberra.

Key points:

  • The Liberal Party has held the seat for decades, but their vote has collapsed
  • Such was the swing to Dr Phelps, ABC election analyst Antony Green called it just over an hour into counting