Rethinking the energy transition: The price lie

The demand for “more money for climate protection” is based on the price lie. But we need more motivation, credit and opportunity for a real effective energy transition.

Rethinking the energy transition: The price lie
The demand for “more money for climate protection” is based on the price lie. But we need more motivation, credit and opportunity for a real effective energy transition.

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The demand for "more money for climate protection" is based on the price lie. But we need more motivation, credit and opportunity for a real effective energy transition.

We have had several major technological revolutions in the last 2 centuries, each of which has improved our standard of living. The railroad, from the telegraph to the Internet, the power grid, the computer, from the mobile phone to the smartphone. But now, all of a sudden, people want to talk us into the necessary energy revolution with "It will be very expensive, we need more money for climate protection."

Then still come "saving restricting renouncing" sermons of the sinking standard of living. With the price lie, effective climate protection has been held up for decades.

00:34 Raising the standard of living through technical revolutions
01:02 Can there be an energy revolution with declining living standards
01:38 Different market types and responses to more demand
03:38 The oil market from emerging industry to limited market
07:20 The photovoltaic industry, constantly falling prices
08:20 Why my 2013 price forecast for 100% renewable energy was wrong
10:30 It's not the money, it's motivation, credit and opportunity
10:43 How the government motivates with taxes
11:33 Government loan guarantees for valuable investments
13:12 Creating opportunity through zoning CPSH
14:20 Rethinking energy transition
14:58 CPSH homes as the backbone of a true energy transition
16:58 Side effect 1: Housing becomes cheaper
18:52 Side effect 2: Enabling UBI
19:49 Side effect 3: Reform food production with Vertical Farming Aeroponic
22:00 End with music

Music: Andy Mangele

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



Project GEMINI next Generation 2020 Project GEMINI next Generation 2020
ORF Salzburg, Lecture, No. thanks!, Food, Electricity Distribution 2.0, RE unleashed, From the factory,



Project GEMINI next Generation 2021
The heat pumps have arrived, Rethinking cities, LiFePo4 arrived, Summer/Winter, Energy Social Food transition, Ventilation system, Material test, ,





  Project GEMINI next Generation 2021


The heat pumps have arrived, Rethinking cities, LiFePo4 arrived, Summer/Winter, Energy Social Food transition, Ventilation system, Material test, ,

The heat pumps have arrived The heat pumps have arrived
On December 16, 2020 paid, on January 27 the ship arrived in the Slovenian port of Koper. On February 19, the 3 heat pumps could be picked up at a forwarding agency near Salzburg.


Rethinking cities Rethinking cities
The Green parliamentary group in the German Bundestag is hosting the online conference “Rethinking Cities” on March 19, 2021. We are participating in the virtual exhibition.


The LiFePo4 batteries have arrived The LiFePo4 batteries have arrived
Ordered in mid-December, arrived on March 19. Low costs for electricity storage are a decisive factor for a real energy transition.


Summer / winter balancing of solar power - seasonal storage Summer / winter balancing of solar power - seasonal storage
Different approaches to summer/winter balancing compared. Seven different locations, from Oslo to Cairo, are examined for seasonal balancing.


Energy change - Food change - Social change Energy change - Food change - Social change
Everyone is only talking about the energy transition for climate protection, but we also need a change in food production and in the social sphere. A solution for all 3 changes.


Ventilation system with heat and moisture recovery Ventilation system with heat and moisture recovery
On May 13, the last of the ordered units is ready for pickup at a forwarding company. The trip was nearly for nothing, because the device only barely fit through the tailgate.


DIY test of thermal insulation of an alternative building material DIY test of thermal insulation of an alternative building material
Construction wood prices are rising dramatically spring 2021 and there are supply problems. But wood prices for other applications, such as this material, are falling slightly.


Would Germany be possible with 100% solar electricity? Would Germany be possible with 100% solar electricity?
The expansion of wind energy is faltering. Is wind energy really indispensable for the energy transition or would it even work with exclusively 100% solar power?