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The Facts: Numerous politicians and members of the elite, David Rockefeller included, have spoken out about their support for a one world government or a New World Order. Reflect On: Do we truly know what these terms mean and the gravity of them? Are we aware of what is taking place already in our world and how it is enslaving large percentages of the population? What can we do to move beyond this situation?
With the passing of David Rockefeller, I started to reflect on his views of the world. Time and time again he pushed for a New World Order and a one world government, which would allow the elite and world bankers to hold complete control over the global population. This got me thinking: Do people even understand the gravity of the situation at hand, or what a one world government would mean?
What the New World Order Would Look Like
Throughout history, numerous politicians and members of the elite have spoken out about their support for a one world government or a New World Order, and the shadow government that’s pushing for it, but what do all of these terms mean?
The New World Order is the supposed goal of a handful of global elitists who are pushing for a one world government and a heightened national security state. This group, often referred to as the cabal, has been using foreign threats to heighten security, strip us of our rights, and invade other countries. The entire world is practically covered with U.S. military bases, with the exception of Russia and a few other countries.
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Those pushing for the New World Order are the same members of the elite class who control the U.S. government, otherwise referred to as the “shadow government.” Numerous politicians have publicly discussed the people who secretly control the U.S. political system, creating laws and bending them.
John F. Hylan, former Mayor of New York City, explained:
The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government, which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation . . . The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties . . . [and] control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government. It operates under cover of a self-created screen [and] seizes our executive officers, legislative bodies, schools, courts, newspapers and every agency created for the public protection. (source)(source)
Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a high ranking Asian-American politician, has also stated: “There exists a shadowy government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of the national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself.” (source)
Canadian economist Dr. Michel Chossudovsky, who is the University of Ottawa’s Emeritus Professor of Economics, also gave a great speech at the International Conference on the New World Order. You can check that out and read more about it here. Who is this group of elites? Well, Dr. Chossudovsky believes it originates with those who control the U.S., Israel, and other allies, but who is controlling these countries and this massive global agenda?
The shadow government includes billionaire families like the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds, members of the financial elite like George Soros, and large corporations and big banks. The following video from THRIVE Movement, a documentary created by the heir to Proctor & Gamble, Foster Gamble, perfectly explains how this system works:
The shadow government can manipulate, or in some cases, create legislation through either close ties to politicians or even organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
ALEC is a conservative group comprised of state legislators and corporate leaders that allows corporations to help write, or in some cases, just hand over legislation that the “official lawmakers” can then take credit for and formally propose. ALEC has been responsible for numerous immoral bills including those that aim to lower minimum wage, suppress voter rights, pro-gun laws, ag-gag (animal cruelty) bills, and more.
Political satirist John Oliver explains this in detail below:
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It’s clear that corporations have a strong hold on government regulations; why else would chemicals be put in our food and the environment? Even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has strong ties to oil companies, despite the fact that they’re supposedly the government agency that protects the environment (learn more here). Some have even speculated that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was designed to enable a one world economy.
Other countries are publicly recognizing the role the elite plays in the U.S. government. For example, after Bill Clinton accused Poland and Hungary of turning into a “Putin-like” and “authoritarian dictatorship” last year, their governments saw right through it.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán responded by saying, “The remarks made about Hungary and Poland … have a political dimension. These are not accidental slips of the tongue. And these slips or remarks have been multiplying since we are living in the era of the migrant crisis. And we all know that behind the leaders of the Democratic Party, we have to see George Soros.”
He went on to say that “the mouth is Clinton’s but the voice is of George Soros.”
In order to successfully create a New World Order, some of the tactics this group uses are false flag terrorism and the fear of global threats, which enable them to increase security measures on domestic populations (like Bill C-51) and thereby justify the invasion of other countries (like Iraq and 9/11, for example). You can read more about that in our CE article here.
David Rockefeller’s 1991 Speech at a Bilderberg Group Meeting
Although David Rockefeller just died, it’s inevitable that his family legacy will live on, quite possibly through the implementation of a one world government. As an elitest and a globalist, David was always a strong advocate of a one world government and was proud to support the New World Order.
The transcript from a 1991 Bilderberg group meeting in Baden, Germany, was released, proving how deluded Rockefeller’s views truly were. Bill Clinton also attended this meeting, I’m sure along with many other members of the elite class. Rockefeller stated:
We are grateful to the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government. . . . The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries. (source)
This quote is extremely revealing, as it proves that not only has he been striving to create a one world government since well before 1991, but mainstream media (MSM) news outlets were aware of it and chose not to disclose this information to the public. It’s disturbing that MSM turned a blind eye to this; however, it’s not really surprising given the fact that the elite people attending these types of meetings are the very people who fund and control these corporations.
MSM exercises extreme control over the masses, expertly keeping the general population ignorant and oblivious to the events going on all over the world. If you live in the U.S., you probably have no idea what’s going on with Syria or Russia, because the elite loves to keep you in the dark and feed you propaganda and misinformation (you can read more about that in our CE article here).
Despite his wrongdoings, Rockefeller was a proud member of the elite, and he voiced this pride on numerous occasions.
In 1994, Rockefeller was quoted at a U.N. dinner as saying, “We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis, and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
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David Rockefeller’s Chilling 1991 Speech At A Bilderberg Meeting
With the passing of David Rockefeller, I started to reflect on his views of the world. Time and time again he pushed for a New World Order and a one world government, which would allow the elite and world bankers to hold complete control over the global population. This got me thinking: Do people ev...
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#Totnes Anti - 5g Demonstration - Market Square Sat April 6th 2019.
Poetic and powerful public demonstration against the current role out of the insufficiently tested new mobile phone technology - 5G - highlighting real dangers to human health and the planet. Totnes anti 5G protesters raise some important points about this serious life threatening issue.
4/19/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding the Feast of Unleavened Bread)
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Building a 4-node cluster for experimenting with the distributed operating system. Plan 9 from Bell Labs comes from the same stable as the UNIX operating system, which of course Linux was designed…
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Building a 4-node cluster for experimenting with the distributed operating system.
Plan 9 from Bell Labs comes from the same stable as the UNIX operating system, which of course Linux was designed after, and Apple’s OS X runs on top of a certified UNIX operating system. Just like UNIX, Plan 9 was developed as a research O/S — a vehicle for trying out new concepts — with it building on key UNIX principles and taking the idea of devices are just files even further.
In this post, we take a quick look at the Plan 9 O/S and some of the notable features, before moving on to the construction of a self-contained 4-node Raspberry Pi cluster that will provide a compact platform for experimentation.
From Outer Space!
Image: Glenda, the Plan 9 bunny, by Renée French.
The Plan 9 from Bell Labs operating system takes its name from cult science fiction film, Plan 9 from Outer Space. It also has arguably the cutest mascot of any O/S, Glenda. Fans of the Go programming language may notice some artistic similarities between its gopher mascot and Glenda, which is due to the fact that both were designed by comics writer and illustrator, Renée French.
The connections by no means end there and in fact Go builds on certain key ideas from Plan 9, with Ken Thompson — who designed and implemented UNIX — and Rob Pike being co-creators of both the programming language and the O/S, amongst many other notable achievements.
So what’s special about Plan 9? Well, it’s a distributed O/S where you have machines that are designated as file servers, CPU servers or terminals. Which might not sound that unusual, however, access to resources across these is transparent; everything is presented as a file that can be exported for use remotely, e.g. CPU, I/O devices, backup services and the window system.
Plan 9 does away with the idea of a superuser (root) and instead, the “host owner” of each system owns all of its resources and is able to manipulate CPU, disk and processes etc. Processes (including users) each have their own view of the namespace (file system) too, which facilitates distributed operation and supporting remote access as the common case.
Programs that provide services-as-files speak a common unified protocol called 9P. There is a windowing system, text editors and other commonly used applications, such as a mail client.
The 1^st edition of Plan 9 was released to universities in 1992 and it subsequently went on to be released for non-commercial purposes, then under an open source licence. The last official release was made by Lucent Technologies in 2002. Despite being a research O/S, Plan 9 did find its way into some products, such as a RAID array for use in data centres. It also gained something of a dedicated following, with the original codebase and forks still being maintained today.
The idea with the Pi cluster is to have a self-contained system, or rather a neatly packaged distributed system, that can be used for experimenting with Plan 9. It is housed in a custom laser cut acrylic enclosure, with parts folded so as to simplify the case design and require fewer fasteners.
The enclosure is made from two folded pieces, with an additional disc located above vents in the top half, which if we’re honest is there mostly to give it a suitably space-age feel!
There is also a bracket for an Ethernet switch — which avoids having a bunch of network cables sticking out of it — and a second small bracket to hold an absolutely essential LED that is there to illuminate the outline of Glenda which is etched onto the inside of the case front.
Panel mount extension cables are used for access to USB and HDMI on the Raspberry Pi that will be configured as a terminal, along with an Ethernet connection from the switch to the outside world.
Power is supplied to the stack of Pi boards plus Ethernet switch via a 3-pin XLR connector.
A number of hexagonal nylon spacers were fitted together to provide long stand-offs that could be secured to the top and bottom halves by M3 nylon screws. The disc above the vent on the top of the case was secured in place via an additional four M3 nylon screws and nuts, with 5mm circular spacers between the two acrylic parts, although M3 nylon nuts could be used here instead.
One of the more distinctive Plan 9 forks goes by the name of 9Front and while the website is a little strange, handily for us, they also provide a Raspberry Pi image that we can simply write out to a Micro SD card.
EDIT 25/06/18: while we used a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and at the time of writing this was the latest version support by 9Front, it turns out that the authentic Plan 9 distribution has benefited from continued updates. For example, the Pi 3 Model B+, along with its gigabit Ethernet and new WLAN module, is supported. An SD card image is available to download.
A Micro SD card was written out and inserted into the Pi at the bottom of the stack, which is the one with HDMI and USB connections brought out to the back of the enclosure.
The project provided an excuse to make use of a Vortex Core 47-key keyboard, which together with a mini white HDMI monitor, provided a particularly compact and suitably futuristic feeling setup.
Upon power being applied our mascot, Glenda, was illuminated.
The terminal booted and we were presented with a windowing system and welcome text.
You might be thinking, “but why would anyone want to build such a thing?” And the possible answers for which include, “because you can!” In any case, while Plan 9 may not be destined for world domination it is fascinating from an operating systems engineering perspective and, as previously noted, ideas taken from it have gone on to be implemented elsewhere.
If you’d like to build your own 4-node Pi cluster, to run Plan 9 or some other operating system(s), you can find the design files for the case on GitHub.
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To detect alien civilizations, astronomers need to make some assumptions about the forms they might take — and the traces their technological artifacts could leave behind.
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A massive expansion leads to the first ultrahigh-voltage AC-DC power grid
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Photo: State Grid Corp. of China Big Picture: This Beijing dispatch center controls most of China’s ultrahigh-voltage lines and monitors renewable energy use.
Wind rips across an isolated utility station in northwestern China’s desolate Gansu Corridor. More than 2,000 years ago, Silk Road traders from Central Asia and Europe crossed this arid, narrow plain, threading between forbidding mountains to the south and the Gobi Desert to the north, bearing precious cargo bound for Imperial Beijing. Today the corridor carries a distinctly modern commodity: gigawatts of electricity destined for the megacities of eastern China. One waypoint on that journey is this ultrahigh-voltage (UHV) converter station outside the city of Jiuquan, in Gansu province.
Electricity from the region’s wind turbines, solar farms, and coal-fired power plants arrives at the station as alternating current. Two dozen 500-metric-ton transformers feed the AC into a cavernous hall, where AC-DC converter circuits hang from the 28-meter-high ceiling, emitting a penetrating, incessant buzz. Within each circuit, solid-state switches known as thyristors chew up the AC and spit it out as DC flowing at 800 kilovolts.
From here, the transmission line traverses three more provinces before terminating at a sister station in Hunan province, more than 2,300 kilometers away. There, the DC is converted back to AC, to be fed onto the regional power grid. Since it opened in mid-2017, the 26.2 billion yuan (US $3.9 billion) Gansu–Hunan transmission line has moved about 24 terawatt-hours.
The sheer scale of the new line and the advanced grid technology that’s been developed to support it dwarf anything going on in pretty much any other country. And yet, here in China, it’s just one of 22 such ultrahigh-voltage megaprojects that grid operators have built over the past decade. In the northwestern region of Xinjiang, China recently switched on its largest UHV link: a 1,100-kV DC circuit that cost over 40.7 billion yuan. The new line’s taller transmission towers and beefier wires parallel the Gansu–Hunan line through the Gansu Corridor, before diverting to Anhui province in the east.
Photo: Xu Yu/Xinhua/Redux Power Shift: This station in Zhejiang province imports hydropower from Sichuan province as direct current and converts it to alternating current.
The result of all this effort is an emerging nationwide supergrid that will interconnect China’s six regional grids and rectify the huge geographic mismatch between where China produces its cleanest power (in the north and west) and where power is consumed (in the densely populated east). By using higher voltages of direct current, which flows through conductors more uniformly than does alternating current, the new transmission lines dramatically reduce the amount of power that’s lost along the way.
But even as China celebrates the completion of more than 30,000 km of UHV lines, power engineers are struggling to master the resulting hybrid AC-DC transmission system. They must ensure that the new long-haul DC lines don’t destabilize China’s regional AC grids. For example, if the 8-gigawatt DC line from Gansu were to unexpectedly go off line, the power shock could cause widespread blackouts in Hunan and beyond.
To minimize the threat, the State Grid Corp. of China, a state-owned company that runs most of China’s transmission and distribution grids, intentionally limits the line’s throughput to no more than 4.5 GW. In practice, the line has carried less than one-quarter of its design capacity on average. That’s one reason why over one-third of Gansu province’s theoretical wind output and one-fifth of its solar potential went unused in 2017. Other UHV lines in neighboring regions have similarly operated below capacity. And eastern provinces don’t have sufficient incentive to import the cleaner power that the UHV lines offer.
The ultimate solution to both issues, according to State Grid engineers, is to double down on UHV. They argue that the country must move far more energy via UHV DC to maximize the use of renewable energy while slashing reliance on coal. State Grid is also building a world-leading set of ultrahigh-voltage AC lines, to help eastern China’s regional AC grids absorb the output from those massive lines.
“The UHV AC power grid is like a deep-water port, and the UHV DC is like a 10,000-ton ship. Only the deep-water port can support the 10,000-ton ship,” says Qin Xiaohui, vice director of power system planning with State Grid’s China Electric Power Research Institute, in Beijing.
Illustration: Erik Vrielink
Meanwhile, power authorities everywhere are watching. Gregory Reed, a DC transmission expert who runs the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy, says China’s UHV grid puts it far ahead of the rest of the world. “They’re investing significantly, and they’ve gone right to the highest levels of technology capability from day one. There’s no comparison anywhere else in the world. It’s like we’re all still pedaling our bicycles, while the Formula 1 race car goes flying by.”
China’s UHV movement was born of a limo ride. It was late 2004, and Liu Zhenya, then president of State Grid, was sharing a car with Ma Kai, minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the powerful state body that regulates China’s growth and major investments. As Chinese policy expert Yi-chong Xu describes in her 2017 book Sinews of Power (Oxford University Press), Ma complained of the crippling power shortages of the day. Liu blamed “weak and fragmented” grids, ones ill-equipped to exchange bulk power. And he proposed a bold solution: massive cross-country power lines utilizing the most advanced UHV technologies.
Within a year, Ma’s NDRC had approved an ambitious and comprehensive plan that embraced Liu’s vision. It combined UHV DC lines, which excel at moving bulk power from one spot to another over long distances, and a UHV AC backbone to reliably distribute that power to consumers. State Grid would lead the engineering and ensure that domestic suppliers would manufacture 90 percent of the UHV equipment, thus building up a new high-tech export sector for China.
Over the next decade, Liu delivered. He put some 2,000 State Grid engineers on the project and funded more than 300 professors and 1,000 graduate students at Chinese universities to conduct power-grid-related R&D. State Grid expanded and refocused its research centers to attack specific UHV issues, including how to safely handle the higher electromagnetic fields and the more potent impulses during switching and faults.
In January 2009, State Grid energized its first UHV demonstration line—a 650-km, 1,000-kV UHV AC transmission line that linked the North China and Central China regional grids. Ten years on, State Grid has completed 19 of 30 proposed UHV lines.
Photo: Imaginechina/AP Nimby: Coal plants in Inner Mongolia feed this station near Shanghai, reducing the megacity’s air pollution.
That aggressive build-out has helped fast-growing urban centers such as Shanghai stave off power shortages despite delays in the expansion of China’s nuclear power capacity and constraints on local coal power due to air-quality concerns. The new UHV grid is also helping the country lead the global transition to renewable generation, moving 161.5 terawatt-hours of hydro, wind, and solar energy in 2017 alone.
ABB, Siemens, and other international power-technology companies have been instrumental in developing and validating key components of the Chinese UHV grid. But State Grid has insisted on sharing the intellectual property for the technologies developed at its behest.
In a 2014 interview, Executive Vice President Liu Zehong described one tense episode in 2006 when State Grid asked international suppliers to help develop 6-inch-diameter thyristors capable of handling more current than 5-inch thyristors could. The suppliers initially balked, said Liu, but ultimately relented because of State Grid’s “determined attitude” and the “huge market opportunities” of the Chinese market. Two years later, Chinese firms were manufacturing the resulting 6-inch switches.
For all of State Grid’s progress, its UHV deployment remains uneven and incomplete. China could end up with just half of the 89,000 km of UHV lines that its plans called for by 2020 and none of the anticipated UHV links to Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia. Many proposed projects—particularly for the UHV AC backbone—have failed to gain the NDRC’s blessing. As a result, many areas still have no UHV AC lines, and both types of UHV are delivering well below expectations.
What has blocked full implementation is an intense debate over the future of UHV. Some Chinese grid experts question the hundreds of billions of yuan spent on UHV projects and what they see as State Grid’s monopolization of grid engineering and manufacturing. Provincial officials have chafed at the centralization of grid planning and operation that UHV requires.
Photo: ABB Supersized: Pushing UHV technology to 1,100 kilovolts requires upscaled components like this 800-metric-ton transformer.
Some experts have also criticized Liu’s ultimate goal for the UHV AC backbone—linking up and synchronizing China’s regional grids—as far too risky. Han Yingduo, a member of the prestigious Chinese Academy of Engineering and a professor at Tsinghua University, in Beijing, has warned that unifying China’s grid would make it far more vulnerable to cascading blackouts, like the one in 2003 that knocked out power in the northeastern United States and Canada.
Because no other country has ever built a hybrid UHV AC-DC grid, State Grid engineers are having to feel their way along. In a traditional lower-voltage network, the grid operator typically reserves emergency power to cover the sudden loss of the grid’s largest asset. That may mean keeping a gigawatt or two of extra power generation at the ready.
Now add multiple UHV lines to your network, each carrying 8 to 12 GW, and your requirements for reserve power rise dramatically.
Maintaining the ideal voltage on a UHV grid is also enormously challenging. Thyristor-based UHV converters consume what’s known as reactive power—found in AC systems in which the current and voltage are out of phase. (By contrast, active, or real, power is the power that’s actually consumed by the grid’s loads; its current and voltage waves are aligned.) By consuming reactive power, the UHV converters tend to pull down the voltage of surrounding AC lines, so converter stations have equipment to supply reactive power and prop up the AC voltage.
But if an AC line’s voltage sags, nearby converters will consume even more reactive power, pulling voltage down further. A voltage sag can also disrupt the thyristors’ ability to switch from one current path to another, a process known as commutation. A severe commutation failure [PDF]will cause the converter to shut down, deepening the AC voltage drop and starting a potentially destructive feedback loop that could end in a blackout. “Successive DC commutation failures will trigger a chain reaction,” says Qin, the system planning expert at State Grid’s Beijing research institute.
Photo: VCG/Getty Images Crushing It: China’s newest UHV line from Xinjiang to Anhui has set world records for transmission distance, power, and voltage.
The resulting blackout could travel far and fast, notes Zhang Fang, a system operator in State Grid’s National Electric Power Dispatching and Control Center, in Beijing. When a UHV DC circuit goes off line unexpectedly, it creates a power surge hundreds or thousands of kilometers away, on the AC grid that feeds it. “The UHV DC line is actually acting as an amplifier. A small AC disturbance in the receiving end can become a large AC disturbance in the sending-end grid,” says Zhang.
To minimize the risk of multiple converter failures and cascading blackouts, engineers for State Grid’s East China regional grid have deployed a fiber-optic control network that automatically rebalances supply and demand. If necessary, it can boost line voltage within 200 milliseconds of a voltage drop, using a set of fault responses that have been built into the East China grid’s AC-DC converters. As soon as the fiber-optic network flags an outage on a UHV DC line, the converters pull up to 10 percent more power over the remaining DC lines to keep the grid operational. The optical control scheme can also restore balance by releasing power from pumped hydro plants, which store energy by pushing water uphill. And it can trigger small controlled blackouts, shutting off some distribution feeders to reduce demand while sparing hospitals and other essential loads.
These measures have enabled a trio of UHV DC lines that deliver hydropower from the Southwest China grid to operate continuously at their combined 21.6-GW design capacity. The result is an electrical trifecta: Greater Shanghai, China’s most densely urbanized and industrialized region, gets more clean power; the Yangtze River Delta’s megadams spill less excess water during flood season; and State Grid earns more revenue from its UHV investment. Even so, Shanghai still runs short of power for several weeks each summer, forcing State Grid to pay big customers to idle their factories. Keeping pace with growth may require tripling Shanghai’s electricity imports within a decade.
At the national control center, in Beijing, mounting pressure to push more clean power through State Grid’s UHV lines is hard to miss. The main screen displays the status of the AC and DC trunk lines, providing a real-time view of the entire system. Dominating the left wall are warning lights tracking renewable energy curtailment in each of 25 provinces—and who should be fixing it. Green lights mean that all of the potential solar and wind power is being used. Blue, yellow, and orange lights indicate renewable energy waste, which State Grid’s provincial, regional, or national controllers, respectively, must try to stop.
“We are determined to consume the renewable energy to the maximum extent. That’s our job,” says Zhang. Controllers may reroute power from a province with low electricity demand to another where demand is higher. Or they may steer electricity to one of State Grid’s 21 pumped hydro plants, which collectively can soak up 19 GW.
Photo: Peter Fairley Modern Imports: A trio of UHV DC lines traces the Silk Road in China’s Gansu province.
In theory, Chinese law has long required grid operators to prioritize renewable energy. But in practice, each province has its own plans and priorities, which tend to favor electricity generated locally. For instance, in Zhejiang province, south of Shanghai, significant opposition to importing electricity has hampered the operation of an 8-GW UHV DC line from Ningxia province, according to analysts at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
On the windy, sunny day when I visited Gansu’s DC converter station last year, its UHV line was carrying just 3 GW of its 8-GW capacity. That was the cumulative output from several renewable plants. But the province also has an additional 15 GW of solar and wind that’s connected to the new line but not yet authorized to feed power into it.
Change is coming. Two months after my visit, power companies in coastal Jiangsu province struck a deal to buy power from Gansu’s largest wind farm via another UHV DC line. And last November, State Grid began building a UHV DC line from Qinghai province to move even more of Gansu’s renewable generation. Meanwhile, the NDRC is stoking demand by mandating minimum rates of renewable energy use by each region.
State Grid’s long-term goal to interconnect its regional grids should also reduce curtailment, experts say. Zhang Ning, an authority on renewables integration at Tsinghua University, points out that the Southwest grid’s hydropower can balance the fluctuations in the Northwest’s wind and solar output. “If we interconnect the West, curtailment of wind power there can be reduced from more than 20 percent to 5 percent,” he estimates, and both regions’ use of coal can also be cut.
Even as State Grid irons out the kinks in its UHV grids, the company is pushing its equipment and expertise abroad. It has led the creation of nine UHV standards through the International Electrotechnical Commission and the IEEE—a move that researchers at Argonne National Laboratory, in Illinois, warned would help Chinese suppliers “crowd others out of the global market” [PDF].
State Grid is already working on its first international UHV DC project: a pair of 800-kV lines to move power from Brazil’s Belo Monte megadam. But subsequent UHV sales have been slow to materialize. That may be because most countries do not yet need, or cannot afford, a 1,000-kV AC or DC line.
Undaunted, former State Grid chairman Liu is now crusading to build transcontinental and intercontinental UHV grids. The same technology that went into building the 1,100-kV line from Xinjiang to Anhui could efficiently move power up to 5,000 kilometers. “If we just turn that line around to point west, we are getting close to Europe. So the technology is available,” says Magnus Callavik, general manager of ABB Sifang Power System, a Beijing-based joint venture between Swiss power-engineering giant ABB and China’s Sifang Automation.
Callavik says he is convinced that continental-scale UHV DC will happen, sooner or later. In a world that must decarbonize, figuring out how to balance variable energy supplies such as solar and wind generation with regional loads is a growing concern. “Transmission is a very cost-efficient way of doing that,” says Callavik.
In China the question is how quickly State Grid will overcome the technical and political obstacles that are holding back UHV’s carbon-slashing potential. If the country continues to rely heavily on coal power, importing that power over thousands of kilometers will help clear the air in China’s eastern megacities. But the country’s carbon footprint will remain unchanged, and the benefits for the global climate will be nil. Mobilizing gigawatts of renewable power over a UHV grid, on the other hand, promises a real change, for China and the world.
This article appears in the March 2019 print issue as “A Grid as Big as China.”
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Metro officials will vote Thursday on whether to study taxing Uber and Lyft rides that start in Los Angeles County. A 20-cent fee on each trip could bring in $401 million over a decade for…
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Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County, saying the Bay Area tech companies don’t pay their fair share to maintain public streets and exacerbate congestion in a traffic-choked region.
The ride-hailing fee is in the early stages of discussion at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, along with more than a dozen other strategies to manage congestion and fund transportation projects before the 2028 Olympic Games.
Metro’s board of directors is scheduled to vote Thursday on whether to approve a study of the ride-hailing tax. The directors also will consider approving a study on congestion pricing, which would analyze the effects of converting more carpool lanes to toll lanes, taxing drivers on the number of miles they travel, or charging a fee for motorists to enter certain neighborhoods.
Once heralded as possible partners for transit agencies, Uber and Lyft have instead become fierce competition. A study of travel patterns in major U.S. cities last year found that 60% of customers would have gone by foot, bike or transit — or just stayed home — if the ride-hailing services had not been available.
Elena Markusic lifts her heavy luggage into the trunk of an at Union Station in Los Angeles. Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County.
Elena Markusic lifts her heavy luggage into the trunk of an at Union Station in Los Angeles. Transportation officials are considering a tax on Uber and Lyft rides in Los Angeles County. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
Uber and Lyft “are using public roads, and the profit is going to their companies,” Phil Washington, Metro’s chief executive, said at a recent meeting. Drivers spend a significant amount of time on the road with one or no passengers in their cars, he said, which has “no mobility benefit.”
If designed correctly, Metro’s tax on Uber and Lyft could nudge cost-conscious commuters to carpool or take public transit instead of riding alone with a driver, said Metro’s Chief Innovation Officer Joshua Schank. Discounts and penalties also could help Metro improve transit service for riders who use wheelchairs and live in low-income neighborhoods, he said.
The earliest such a tax could be assessed would be late next year, and it would require another vote by Metro directors. If all goes according to plan, Metro officials hope to start a congestion pricing pilot program at the same time.
Several major urban areas have imposed fees on ride-hailing services, including Chicago and Washington, D.C. New York City has two: an 8.875% sales tax added to each ride that benefits city and state coffers, and a fee that raises funds for the subway. (Passengers riding alone pay $2.75 — the price of a subway fare.)
William Miller ties his shoes as he waits for an Uber at Union Station in Los Angeles.
William Miller ties his shoes as he waits for an Uber at Union Station in Los Angeles. (Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)
As in those cities, riders in Southern California would probably see the ride-hailing tax added to their bills, rather than absorbed by the companies.
Uber and Lyft don’t share detailed ride data with local officials, so how much the tax could raise is unclear. But Metro’s rough estimates suggest a 20-cent fee on each trip could bring in $401 million over a decade, while a $2.75 fee could raise $5.5 billion.
In statements, Uber and Lyft said they support policies that apply to all types of traffic congestion, including personal cars and commercial vehicles. In New York, Uber has said it will spend $10 million to advocate for policies that would reduce single-occupancy driving, including congestion pricing.
But Uber would “caution against singling out specific services in ways that could limit choice and raise transportation costs,” spokesman Davis White said.
Lyft supports “comprehensive congestion pricing” as a way to reduce traffic, spokeswoman Kaelan Richards said. For riders, “cost and convenience are key factors when deciding to choose Lyft over their personal vehicles.”
Whether fees change rider behavior depends on their size and how they are applied, said Juan Matute, deputy director of UCLAʼs Institute of Transportation Studies. A fee charged by the mile, as a flat rate or as a percentage of the cost of the total ride could each have a different effect.
A large fee could limit options for low-income riders, he said, while wealthier riders could pay and continue to use a ride-hailing service. A flat fee for all rides could limit short trips, and prompt Uber and Lyft to nudge customers toward scooters, bicycles or other devices, he said.
If directors approve the study on Thursday, Metro will examine how a fee would affect low-income riders, traffic and transit ridership, as well as assess how extensively the companies operate in Los Angeles, mimicking an analysis done by transportation officials in San Francisco in 2017.
In that study, researchers found that, in 2016, Uber and Lyft were responsible for 20% of the miles driven across the Bay Area city, and up to 26% during rush hour in the city’s most congested areas. The majority of the pick-ups and drop-offs — an average of 170,000 a day — were in dense, transit-rich neighborhoods, including SoMa and the Financial District.
“You can stand on the street corner and count the number of Ubers and Lyfts that are on the street, and see the problems they’re creating,” said Sunny Angulo, chief of staff to San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin. “One of the ways we’re trying to mitigate that is by investing in our public infrastructure, and discouraging people from being really dependent on these services.”
Peskin is drafting a measure for the November election that would levy a 3.25% fee on rides with one passenger, and a 1.5% fee on shared rides. The tax would require support from two-thirds of voters and would raise an estimated $30 million a year for public transportation and pedestrian improvements, Angulo said.
Short of capping the number of vehicles allowed in San Francisco, which is prohibited by state law, it’s the best step the city can take, she said.
A bill signed into law last year grants San Francisco the authority to levy the per-ride tax, pending voter approval. In Los Angeles, Metro’s study would determine whether the agency needs to pursue similar legislation.
The push to fund more projects by the Summer Olympics, an initiative called “28 by ’28,” includes 20 projects that are slated to be finished within the decade, including the Wilshire subway extension to West Los Angeles and light-rail lines through South L.A. and Van Nuys.
To raise money, Metro also is considering a fee on bicycles, electric scooters, and other devices that can be rented per trip. Agency estimates show a $1 daily fee for each device could collect $580 million over a decade.
Some Metro directors, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, have begun advocating to disentangle the Olympics projects from the discussion over congestion pricing, saying the ideas would be more palatable to the public if they are framed as a way to manage traffic, rather than raise new revenue.
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A new bill would outlaw the big, surprise bills that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has sent to hundreds of patients.
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California lawmakers will introduce legislation Monday to end surprise emergency room bills like those that left one patient with a $20,000 treatment bill after a minor bike crash — a move they say was inspired by Vox’s reporting on the issue.
The new bill, introduced by state Assembly member David Chiu and state Sen. Scott Wiener, would bar California hospitals from pursuing charges beyond a patient’s regular co-payment or deductible. The ban would apply even if a hospital was out-of-network with a patient’s health insurance.
“These practices are outrageous,” says Chiu, who represents part of San Francisco in the Assembly. “No one who is going through the trauma of emergency room care should be subsequently victimized by outrageous hospital bills.”
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In January, Vox stories drew nationwide attention to the aggressive billing tactics used by Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital that could leave emergency room patients with overwhelming medical debt.
The problem is especially acute for patients like Nina Dang and Jason Zanders, both of whom were brought to the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital by ambulance — Dang after a bike accident, and Zanders after being hit in the face with a pole hanging off a city bus.
Both Dang and Zanders have health insurance but didn’t realize that Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital was out-of-network for all private coverage — something that academic experts and patient advocates describe as an extremely unusual billing practice.
Dang ended up with a bill of $20,243, which the hospital reduced to $200, the copay listed on her insurance card, after our story about her experience. Zanders received a bill of $27,660 that he spent two years fighting in court.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has, in light of reporting from both Vox and the San Francisco Chronicle, promised to revise its billing policies to be more patient-friendly. The hospital is reportedly considering a cap on charges for privately insured patients.
But Chiu thinks that even more action is needed: a statewide law that would outlaw this kind of behavior.
“This all came to my attention through your article,” Chiu said. “When your story broke, I started digging into how state law impacted the situation and saw that there were some clear holes in California policy that we needed to address.”
How California legislators want to end surprise emergency room bills
California actually has some of the country’s strongest protections against surprise medical bills, but the state’s laws never anticipated a hospital with billing practices like Zuckerberg San Francisco General.
In 2016, California passed a law that protected patients from surprise bills from out-of-network doctors they didn’t choose.
This might happen if, for example, a patient went to an in-network hospital and then received a bill from an out-of-network anesthesiologist or radiologist they never even met.
That law covered patients receiving scheduled care like surgery or delivering a baby. Separately, a decade-old California Supreme Court ruling provided similar protections for emergency room patients.
Neither the court ruling nor the 2016 law anticipated a situation like Zuckerberg San Francisco General, where the entire hospital is “out of network” with all private health insurance.
Most big hospital ERs negotiate prices for care with major health insurance providers and are considered “in network.” But Zuckerberg San Francisco General had not done that bargaining. Prior to Vox’s reporting, it had a longstanding policy of remaining “out of network” with all private health insurance plans.
A hospital spokesperson initially told Vox that the hospital’s focus is on serving those with public health coverage, even if that means offsetting those costs with high bills for the privately insured.
“It’s a pretty common thing,” Brent Andrew, the hospital spokesperson, told Vox in January. “We’re the trauma center for the whole city. Our mission is to serve people who are underserved because of their financial needs. We have to be attuned to that population.”
But most data finds that this isn’t a common practice: Academic researchers estimate that just 1 percent of emergency room visits happen at out-of-network facilities. Similarly, I’ve seen this in my own reporting. I’ve read more than a thousand emergency room bills, and in nearly all of them the facility is “in-network” with the patient’s insurance.
This new legislation would tackle that rarer situation where a hospital is not in network, and then sends the patient a bill for whatever balance their insurer won’t pay.
There are two key parts to the proposal. First, the bill would prohibit hospitals from pursuing any balance that the patient owed beyond their regular co-payment or contributions to the health plan’s deductible.
Second, the bill would regulate the prices that the hospital could charge for its care, limiting the fees to 150 percent of the Medicare price or the average contracted rate in the area, whichever is greater.
“Patients would no longer receive exorbitant, surprise bills,” Chiu said. “The discussion between insurers and hospitals would become far more predictable.”
Chiu said the hospital and insurance industries are aware of the effort but haven’t yet seen the full text of the legislation, which will be introduced on Monday.
Vox’s emergency room billing investigation has inspired multiple pieces of legislation — and reversed a half-dozen bills
The bills included in Vox’s reporting on Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital were all submitted by patients to our emergency room billing database, which has served as the basis for a year-long investigation into ER billing practices. Vox has collected more than 1,900 bills from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Vox’s reporting on emergency room billing has resulted in more than $92,000 in emergency room bills being reversed, including three from Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. It has also inspired new legislation in the Senate to prevent these bills from happening nationwide.
You can read the rest of our series here — and if you’re a local reporter interested in writing about bills in our database, you can fill out this form, and we’ll try to help connect you with a patient.
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The Taiwanese company’s intent to build a $10 billion plant with 13,000 jobs was hailed by President Trump. It now sees a shift toward research.
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A Foxconn logo before the arrival of President Trump for a groundbreaking ceremony in Mount Pleasant, Wis., last June.CreditCreditDarren Hauck/Reuters
By Natalie Kitroeff, Patricia Cohen and Monica Davey
It was heralded a year and a half ago as the start of a Midwestern manufacturing renaissance: Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics behemoth, would build a $10 billion Wisconsin plant to make flat-screen televisions, creating 13,000 jobs. President Trump later called the project “the eighth wonder of the world.”
Now that prospect looks less certain.
Pointing to “new realities” in the market, the company said Wednesday that it was reassessing the plans, underscoring the difficult economics of manufacturing in the United States. “The global market environment that existed when the project was first announced has changed,” Foxconn said in a statement.
Company officials had signaled for months that their emphasis was increasingly on research and development rather than large-scale production, dampening the potential for blue-collar job creation.
That turn runs counter to Mr. Trump’s vision for the project, which he had cited as a milestone in reversing the decline in factory jobs. The twist also brought new friction in Wisconsin, where the initiative has been politically fraught from the start because of its billions of dollars in tax subsidies.
Foxconn said that it remained committed to creating 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin and that it was “moving forward with plans to build an advanced manufacturing facility.” But it did not address the share of jobs to be devoted to production, and economists questioned how such a large work force could be created if the plant’s focus was on other areas.
A White House spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.
The Foxconn statement followed a Reuters report that Louis Woo, a special assistant to the company’s chairman, Terry Gou, had said the costs of manufacturing screens for televisions and other consumer products were too high in the United States.
“In terms of TV, we have no place in the U.S.,” Mr. Woo told Reuters. “We can’t compete.”
Mr. Trump’s campaign promise to revitalize American manufacturing was considered an important factor in his capturing Wisconsin and other battleground states in 2016. Yet the cost of luring Foxconn set off a partisan battle in Wisconsin that extended into the midterm elections last year, when Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, was defeated.
Mr. Walker and state lawmakers had agreed to more than $4 billion in tax credits and other inducements over a 15-year period, an unusually high figure, for a plant in Mount Pleasant, near Racine.
Wisconsin residents have had mixed feelings about the investment, polls show. And early on, economists questioned whether the large-scale manufacturing plant and the thousands of jobs would come to fruition. The increasing focus on research raised new doubts about the scale of hiring — economists said that strategy could produce a smaller number of higher-paying jobs.
“There aren’t that many R&D facilities in the world with 13,000 people,” said Susan Helper, an economist at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
During the fall campaign, Wisconsin Democrats held up the Foxconn pursuit as evidence that Republicans were focused on businesses, not ordinary people — and too willing to hand out state funds to a single company.
Defending their eight years in power, Republicans countered that the plant would re-establish Wisconsin’s strength as a manufacturing hub, and residents in the southeastern part of the state, closest to the plant, were especially receptive.
Mr. Trump, Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn’s chairman, Terry Gou, right, at the groundbreaking. Mr. Trump hailed the project as an example of his efforts to attract foreign investment to create manufacturing jobs.CreditEvan Vucci/Associated Press
On Wednesday, reports of Foxconn’s reassessment set off a new round in that political fight. Republicans who control Wisconsin’s Legislature suggested that the arrival of Gov. Tony Evers, the Democrat who ousted Mr. Walker, was partly to blame.
“The company is reacting to the wave of economic uncertainty that the new governor has brought with his administration,” said a statement from the Assembly’s speaker, Robin Vos, and the Senate’s majority leader, Scott Fitzgerald. “Governor Evers has an anti-jobs agenda.”
Mr. Evers, who took office this month, has indicated that he would not block the Foxconn project, although he and other Democrats called it regrettable.
“This deal was reckless from the beginning,” said Martha Laning, the state’s Democratic chairwoman. “Despite multiple red flags throughout the negotiation process, Wisconsin Republicans put taxpayers on the line for $4.5 billion and rewrote the entire rule book for an election-year talking point.”
The plans for the plant — including what it would produce, and the composition of its work force — have changed over time. Tim Sheehy, president of greater Milwaukee’s chamber of commerce, said Foxconn had initially believed that 70 percent of its hires would be for “plant floor” jobs and 30 percent in design and engineering. Now, he said, those proportions have flipped.
Foxconn’s agreement with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation “does protect the state to some extent if Foxconn falls short of promised job creation,” said Timothy Bartik, an economist for the Upjohn Institute in Kalamazoo, Mich. “But the capital investment tax credit, in particular, does not seem to fully adjust for this if Foxconn ends up doing a much less job-intensive and more capital-intensive project.”
At this point, the cost to taxpayers across the state is likely minimal. The company has said it will forfeit tax credits for 2018 because it fell short of the hiring target on which they were based. The company did receive a sales-tax exemption on some purchases of material, Mr. Bartik said.
The village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County have borne most of the preliminary costs. According to Michael Farren, a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia, Mount Pleasant had acquired 85 percent of the initial 1,200 acres intended for the factory through eminent domain, and turned over at least 65 percent of the land to Foxconn.
Local officials pointed out that Foxconn had already invested $200 million in Wisconsin and built a 120,000-square-foot structure.
But others noted that the company had failed to follow through on grand proposals in the past. It announced in 2013 that it would invest $30 million in a high-tech factory in Pennsylvania that would create 500 jobs. The factory never materialized.
The company laid out ambitious plans in Brazil, too — for 100,000 jobs. That project was mostly left on the table.
“Foxconn has a history of not delivering on its jobs and manufacturing commitments that it’s made,” said Megan Randall, a research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington. “These types of instances are exactly why accountability measures are so important in state and local tax-incentive deals.”
Mr. Bartik said Foxconn’s rationale about changing global conditions was puzzling.
“It is hard for me to see how global conditions have dramatically changed the competitive position of the U.S.’s labor costs in producing flat-screen TVs from when the project was announced in 2017,” he said. Wage growth has accelerated as the labor market has tightened in the past year and a half, but increases have been modest.
It could mean that “this project will end up mostly being a R&D operation in Madison, with a much smaller factory in southeast Wisconsin,” Mr. Bartik said.
Alan Rappeport contributed reporting.
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Smart cities are a hot topic now that 5G is on the horizon, and Continental is building a transportation network to take full advantage of the coming change.
Smart cities are a hot topic now that 5G is on the horizon, and Continental is building a transportation network to take full advantage of the coming change.
The creator of a low-cost house made of bamboo to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippines is aiming to have his prototype ready for public viewing by March.
The creator of a low-cost house made of bamboo to tackle the chronic shortage of affordable housing in the Philippines is aiming to have his prototype ready for public viewing by March.