Commuters vs. cyclists: who is more environmentally friendly?

We have been hearing about saving energy for decades. But wouldn't it be better to generate more energy than we consume? About a paradigm shift.

Commuters vs. cyclists: who is more environmentally friendly?
We have been hearing about saving energy for decades. But wouldn't it be better to generate more energy than we consume? About a paradigm shift.

Written on the shield: We choose daily: with every km by train, bus or bicycle, with every holiday without flight. With every veggie meal I choose a world worth living in. For our children and grandchildren.

This cyclist, photographed on 6 December 2019 in the Nonntaler Hauptstraße Salzburg expresses the idea of saving energy. But how does this cyclist live? Probably in Salzburg, probably in an apartment that allows no or very few possibilities for energy production. Probably in a flat where warm water and space heating is produced by making little fires.

No matter how hard he tries to save energy, he will consume more energy than he generates.

  commuter vs. cyclist


The evil evil commuter, the amount of fuel he burns. But what if all the bad bad commuters moved into town? The rents are already prohibitive. If all the commuters were to say "I want to start an environmentally friendly life as a cyclist in the city, where is an apartment for me"?

  GEMINI since 1991: generate more energy than consume


Generating more energy than consuming it. Commuter vs. cyclist, with commuters in the GEMINI next generation house with electric car the balance suddenly looks completely different. Even 25,000 km per year is only 4,000 kWh, a fraction of the own electricity production.

GEMINI next generation - energy + food + living comfort GEMINI next generation - energy + food + living comfort
What can housing cost? Where can you build? How much Energy should a house produce? How much building material is needed? GEMINI n.G. is looking for completely new answers to these questions.


Prehistory of the GEMINI next Generation project
It started in autumn 1991 with the GEMINI habitable solar power plant, 2011 with the initiative Solar Building Land and 2018 with GEMINI 66 - we build our house ourselves.


Where can and should GEMINI next Generation be built?
Using existing land better and building where conventional houses cannot or are not allowed is an important objective of the GEMINI next Generation project.


How much energy should a house generate?
As much as possible! Because we need to get out of oil, coal, biofuel, natural gas and uranium. Our houses should contribute as much as possible.


Project GEMINI next Generation 2019
Security, Production hall near Bleiburg, Study Jordan, Flyer for lectures 2020, Press release December,



Project GEMINI next Generation 2020
ORF Salzburg, Lecture, No. thanks!, Food,





  Project GEMINI next Generation 2019


Security, Production hall near Bleiburg, Study Jordan, Flyer for lectures 2020, Press release December,

Security in living Security in living
This concerns immediate disasters such as flood, nuclear accident, forest fire, but also future oil crises and changes in the tax system or electricity price system. Download PDF


Production hall near Bleiburg Production hall near Bleiburg
Martin Moser, the managing director of Neromylos offers the use of this production hall for our project. We visited it on 23 September 2019.


GEMINI next Generation Study Jordan
A meeting with a Jordanian industrialist at the eMove360 trade fair in Munich gave reason to prepare a study for use in Jordan. Download Jordan study PDF


Climate protection superiority house GEMINI next Generation Climate protection superiority house GEMINI next Generation
For decades we have heard ''Saving Restricting Renunciations'' sermons for climate protection. This is a thoroughly failed experiment.


Press release December 9th 2019
To the local mass media in Salzburg: Effective climate protection is only possible with an increase in the standard of living. Effective climate protection is only. Download PDF