Energy in Future  
 
Dr.-Ing. Dieter Bokelmann

 

Energy in Future - Dr. Ing. Dieter Bokelmann - Energie in der Zukunft

Foreword

The aim of the website is to inform about the state of implementation of CO2 neutrality World and Germany with regard to primary energy consumption and to prove this with facts.

Both the status of implementation and the sum of current activities worldwide are unfortunately absolutely disappointing. At the same time, we still have a maximum of one generation to generate our energy in a CO2-neutral way. The investments must be strongly pushed and organized and balanced across the world. Possible solutions are presented.

Errors in calculations and assumptions can never be ruled out. I am grateful for any meaningful hint or contribution.

The fact that CO2 neutrality cannot be achieved in a short period of time without personal changes in our behavior does not contradict common sense.

Any unit of energy that is not consumed no longer needs to be made CO2-neutral. A reasonably increased price for energy must be acceptable. This also prevents or reduces expensive climate-related consequential damage for us and especially our children and grandchildren.

The introduction, summary and explanations are multilingual. The calculation tables are only in English, as most technically interested readers can also speak English and it would be too much effort to translate these tables also.

A short and understandable overview is given on the page "Solution".

The change in the bad events in Ukraine does not change the fact that climate change is the biggest problem facing humanity. The resulting rise in fossil fuel prices and the possible loss of gas, coal and oil supplies due to sanctions are accelerating the development of green energy. However, the far too little activity in recent decades cannot be compensated for in a few years. Even the development of LNG terminals will not help for the time being. On the contrary, even more fossil energy must be used to liquefy the gas. However, this increases independence from Russia and can later also be used for the delivery of hydrogen. In Germany, for the transition, the 3 nuclear power plants shut down in 2021 must be reactivated and the 3 planned shutdowns in 2022 must be postponed until sufficient CO2-neutral energy capacities including storage capacities have been built up. This is to avoid blackouts. 

A few more facts to illustrate the unimaginable waste of energy that we humans consider normal. And we do this waste thoughtlessly. Most people don't even know this, only a few are aware of the data. I would like to explain it using Germany 2021 as an example. Germany's primary energy consumption in 2021 was 3387 TWh (link below). This is 112 kWh per inhabitant of Germany (83 million inhabitants) per day. This means that every inhabitant of Germany always has a machine with a power of 4600 watts (4.6 kW) running next to him or her every day, every hour of the day.  The world population consumes less on average, the USA consumes more, China less and so on. This cannot go well in the long run and we are increasingly feeling the consequences. The responsible politicians must react quickly, and they must do so worldwide; the tipping point for an extremely destructive climate change with no return is almost reached. But this is not possible without personal sacrifices. High energy prices, less air travel, changed consumer behaviour (meat, quality,...), renunciation of growth (our planet is not growing either) must be the result.

https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/daten/energie/primaerenergieverbrauch#definition-und-einflussfaktoren


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