By B.N. Frank
In October, some European leaders announced they would be returning to fossil fuels to resolve their energy crises. Of course, that won’t necessarily resolve the issue of how charging electric vehicles (EVs) threaten power grids (see 1, 2, 3). In August, China shut down EV charging stations to avoid blackouts. Switzerland is now considering how the country can avoid them as well.
From 21st Century Wire:
Switzerland Considers Electric Vehicle Ban To Avoid Blackouts
By NEWS WIRE
Think of it as a giant IQ test for modern man.
Sooner or later the virtue-signalling ‘green’ movement in the collective West will have to face the fact that electric cars are anything but green. The grid which charges their massive lithium batteries (mined largely by the use of child slaves in Africa) is actually powered by natural gas, diesel, and coal (as well as nuclear).
So when the high priests of social engineering at the UN or the WEF are preaching their perpetual sermon of a “carbon neutral” or “zero carbon” utopia, know that what they really mean is de-indutrialization for you and your progeny.
Tsvetana Paraskova from Oilprice.com reports…
Switzerland could limit the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in cases of electricity supply shortages this winter under a new four-step plan to prevent power cuts and blackouts.
To ensure energy security this winter, Switzerland could become the first country to limit the driving and use of EVs, German daily Der Spiegel reports, citing multiple media reports on the Swiss four-stage action plan to avoid blackouts.
Driving EVs could be banned in Switzerland unless in cases of “absolutely necessary journeys” in stage three of the power conservation plans. The country also plans a stricter speed limit on highways in the recently proposed action plan, which has yet to be adopted.
Switzerland typically imports electricity from France and Germany to meet all its power demand, but this year supply from its neighbors is constrained.
In France, the nuclear fleet availability is much lower than usual, which has led to the country becoming a net importer of electricity after decades of being a net exporter. The French electricity grid is at higher risk of strained power supplies in January 2023 than previously estimated due to lower nuclear power generation. The country could face the risk of power cuts this winter when electricity supply may not be enough to meet demand, Xavier Piechaczyk, the head of grid operator RTE, said earlier this week.
In Germany, the situation is similar, as utilities are having to make do with no Russian pipeline gas supply.
Switzerland’s power supply remains uncertain for the winter and troubles with enough electricity capacity cannot be ruled out, the Swiss Federal Electricity Commission, Elcom, said as early as in June. Due to the expected lower availability of French nuclear power generation and of France’s power exports to Switzerland, the Swiss imports of power generated in France is likely to be much lower this winter compared to previous winter seasons, Elcom said.
Therefore, Switzerland may need to cover its electricity import needs of around 4 gigawatt hours (GWh) from imports from its other neighbors Germany, Austria, and Italy. However, the power export availability of those countries would heavily depend on the available fossil fuels, mostly natural gas, according to Elcom.
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