Built on sand, no worse built on oil

We stand at the rubble of our civilization. A civilization built on crude oil, becoming unusable after peak oil.



  German reconstruction 1945


The German stood 63 years ago really in front of the rubble of their country. Bombed cities, bombed factories.

But only 3 years later, after the rubble was put away, the German economy miracle started. An optimistic time full of it's all breaking up.

  A civilization built on oil


It was for the Germans 1945 easy to recognize, that their country is only rubble, that the reconstruction has to start. It's not possible to live in rubble.

But we have it much more difficult with the recognition. Our buildings are still standing, our cars are still driving. It becomes only more and more painfull to pay for the energy, for not freezing in the winter, to drive our cars.

There is a B17 bomber, the bomb shaft opens and one minute later is a street a field of rubble. But now is everything in total slow motion. The oil price increases and all what's operated by oil becomes more and more expensive.

The final result is the same. Unuseable houses, unuseable cars. But a pile of rubble is more easy to recognice as unuseable than a bad insulated house, which becomes at 3.-EUR per litre fuel oil a ice cave in winte.

  Let's start with the reconstruction


Let's start with the reconstruction of our civilization. Let's take the German from1945 and their German economy miracle as our ideal. We thought, that we are rich. So many cars, so many houses. But we have built all on oil.

Let's start the solar age with plus-energy houses and plug-in hybrid cars.

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  2008 News about energy, building and live


A time of fast change. Nothing remains in the energy sector like it was. Project designers have to learn to think with a complete new cost structure.

Ilisu dam
The plan is to produce 3833 GWh electric power per year by a 313 km² large artificial lake. 78,000 humans have to be resettled.


Electric power saving competition
The ''Bund der Energieverbraucher'' (energy user association) in Germany starts a competition to save electric power. Each saved kWh is rewarded by 2.-EUR


Solar duty instead of universal conscription
Since thousands of years is the draft an extreme life-threatening concern. What would be compared to this a solar duty for roofs?


Photovoltaic vs nuclear fusion
We write the year 2040. The resarch ober nuclear fusion has made the necessary progress for a commercial operation, but what is with the economy?


Heat pump: the enemies of the heat pump calculate wrong
The enemies of the heat pump calculate wrong. The electric power consumption of the oil heating system is ignored, the development of the electric power production is wrong foreseen.


Photovoltaic salesman
Limited special knowledge for the sell of photovoltaic surrounded by a really legendary nescience. How sould a poor politician know all, when even a specialist?




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