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Daily review 24/11/2021

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 24th, 2021 - 43 comments
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  1. joe90 1

    pudding's good…

    South Australia on Sunday became the first gigawatt scale grid in the world to reach zero demand when the combined output of rooftop solar and other small non-scheduled generators exceeded all the local customer load requirements.

    The landmark event was observed by several energy analysts, including at Watt Clarity and NEMLog, where Geoff Eldridge noted that a number of measures for South Australia demand notched up record minimums for system normal conditions.

    […]

    South Australia set a new milestone for negative demand in the local distributed network for the first time in late September, and experienced this on five successive Sundays and once for more than four hours in late October.

    This latest milestone is different because it includes the transmission network, which has some big mining and industrial loads, such as BHP’s huge Olympic Dam operation, that are connected directly into the transmission network operated by ElectraNet.

    https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-helps-send-south-australia-grid-to-zero-demand-in-world-first/

    • RedLogix 1.1

      This is good news and definitely a step in the right direction.

      However it's worth keeping in mind that South Australia is one of the relatively few places on earth that can do this easily – having both excellent solar and wind energy potential, plenty of flat low value land, relatively close to the demand. (Note they still depend on natural gas to fill in the inevitable gaps in solar/wind sources.) It's no surprise they got to this milestone first.

      Scaling this success up to where it can make a real difference where it matters – in the Northern Hemisphere – is a lot more ambitious. Here's what it might take:

  2. Great rant by the Senator from Tasmania, Jacqui Lambie.

    • mauī 2.1

      She could never say that to the health professionals and teachers who have given decades of their lives to others, and have ended up losing their careers over her quite clearly insane dogma.

      • Anne 2.1.1

        Do you really believe that 95% of NZers who have been vaccinated are insane and your piddly less that 5% anti-vaxxers and so called Freedom Fighters (or whatever misnomer they call themselves) are sane?

        Sheesh.

        • RedLogix 2.1.1.1

          Hospitals are feeling the pressure after nearly 1500 District Health Board (DHB) staff were left without jobs because of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.

          And for every one willing to put their job on the line I'd wager there were 10 others who have their doubts, but put their families, mortgages and bills ahead of their self interest.

          That's one hell of a lot of medical people you're calling 'insane'.

          • Anne 2.1.1.1.1

            What are you talking about? I was replying in kind to Maui who by the nature of his comment was calling all those who are pro-vaccinations and in favour of Covid health regulations insane.

            He's allowed to call 95% of the population insane. That might be okay with you but it ain't okay with me. Arguing logically with this commenter is a complete waste of time. Just give it back to him/her in the same way he/she tosses it to other people.

            Too bad if the teacher or nurse chooses to side with the nay-sayers. That is their choice but they have to lose their positions. It has nothing to do with hard work and dedication. They won't get vaccinated so its out the door until they come to their senses. Then when they do they can return. Simple as that.

            • RedLogix 2.1.1.1.1.1

              I find it remarkable how many medical people are willing to give up their jobs and careers over this:

              That's nearly 1500 workers who've either been stood down, resigned, or fired, including 52 doctors, 518 nurses, and 90 midwives.

              And for every one of them there will absolutely be several more who have their doubts but were not in a position to refuse the coercion. This is not something you can shout down.

              When you are told you have to put something in your body without your consent as a condition of being able to work – what’s this usually called?

              • roblogic

                Safety regulations? Like the aged care workers for whom a flu shot is already mandatory.

                If workers don’t understand or care about the safety of others, preferring their own egotistical delusions, then quite frankly they are not suitable for jobs with vulnerable people.

                • RedLogix

                  Again these are highly trained medical people that you are sneering at here – most of whom will have a much better understanding of the issues than you or I ever will.

                  And you do realise that if it turns out there is something to these 'egotistical delusions' – and there really is a long-term safety issue the testing never picked up – the anger will be beyond reasoning with.

                  • roblogic

                    Being "highly trained" clearly does not confer immunity from anti-vax conspiracies. Luckily the other 99% of those professions, who are also very highly trained, concur with mainstream medical science.

        • Maurice 2.1.1.2

          In this insane world only the sane are considered mad

          or as Marcus Aurelius is reputed to have said:

          “The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

      • roblogic 2.1.2

        Insane dogma is the domain of vaccine hesitant fools. Insane dogma is denying or ignoring the fact that Covid has killed at least 5,000,000 people. Insane dogma is thinking that scum like Brian Tamaki or Billy TK are altruistic humans, not tools of Steve Bannon and other peddlers of lies from the USA (aka Covid Central)

        • McFlock 2.1.2.1

          One has to wonder what the worry is – people will live full and healthy lives for ten years, then suddenly be killed by the vaccine as part of Hydra's plan for population control?

  3. Descendant Of Smith 4

    My next bit of reading methinks. Looks interesting. Hopefully my local bookshop can get a copy in time for Christmas.

    Guatemala, 1954. The military coup perpetrated by Carlos Castillo Armas and supported by the CIA topples the government of Jacobo Árbenz. Behind this violent act is a lie passed off as truth, which forever changes the development of Latin America: the accusation by the Eisenhower administration that Árbenz encouraged the spread of Soviet Communism in the Americas. Harsh Times is a story of international conspiracies and conflicting interests in the time of the Cold War, the echoes of which are still felt today.

    In this thrilling novel, Mario Vargas Llosa fuses reality with two fictions: that of the narrator, who freely re-creates characters and situations, and the one designed by those who would control the politics and the economy of a continent by manipulating its history.

  4. weka 5

  5. Anker 6
    • Help, nothing in the msm yet. This looks serious
  6. observer 7

    It's not clear from the statement if the complainant is a current or former MP. There are only 9 women in current caucus (apart from Collins herself).

  7. Anker 8

    Who has been in the Judith Collins camp who might step up? I am struggling to think of anyone.

    This better be good Judith. Simon is a survivor

  8. Anker 9

    Judith must have been chomping at the bit to get rid of him. Remeber how he said earlier this year the only woman who tells him what to do is his wife.

  9. Fireblade 10

    Other caucus colleagues reacted with surprise, when approached by the Herald. One said it was a "complete stitch-up" of Bridges by Collins.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/simon-bridges-demoted-following-serious-misconduct-allegation-after-interaction-with-colleague/7VUZABYUOAUCCJZGNP2PPAAKRY/

  10. Anker 11
    • Bill English dealt with the complaint at the time………..so What do we make of that then?
  11. Pete 12

    "The MP who laid the complaint against Simon Bridges is understood to be Jacqui Dean. It is understood to relate to crude comments Bridges made in front of several people, about five years ago." (Herald)

    For five years Jacqui Dean has sat on it? Bravely soldiered on? I guess over the time she voted for anyone but Simon in the various leadership struggles.

    Oh well, next please. All politicians must've done something in their life we can sack them for. You know, when they were in Form 3 / Year 9 at high school, or while an undergrad at uni.

    The Australia cricket captain resigned in the past week over "an incident that was determined by an independent inquiry at the time to not be a breach of the Code of Conduct and was a consensual and private exchange that occurred between two mature adults and was not repeated." Innocent until proven guilty? Found innocent, found there was no wrong-doing? At the time. And now, four years later being found guilty? Or not being found guilty but being punished by prevailing culture and mores?

    Maybe we can revisit some of the Collins incidents from over the years or does she think she was punished enough at the time?

  12. Fireblade 13

    Tune in for Tova's late night reakons.

  13. observer 14

    By-election watch:

    Papakura, Tauranga, Waitaki, Bay of Plenty.

    No way are those 4 people going to sit in caucus for the next 2 years together, saying "we're all friends now!".

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