Switching to renewable energies – thought experiment (part 3 out of 3)

Switching to renewable energies – thought experiment (part 3 out of 3)

  • Posted by Gerhard Pramhas
  • On 7. December 2022


How can the switch to green technologies actually be successful? I will not discuss theories but practical approaches that can be implemented immediately and are not just hot air. Find my checklist for switching to green technologies in this post.

The switch to renewable or green energy raises many questions. In part 1 of this blog series, I focused on the question of how self-sufficient we can be with renewable energy through summer and winter. Blog part 2 focuses primarily on whether renewable energy generation is possible regardless of the weather. In the current part, the focus is on the practical switch. What actions can our politics and society take right now? So how can the switch to green technology work?

This is my checklist for switching to green technologies:

  • Speed reduction to 80 or 100 km/h immediately and almost complete control.
  • Fixed subsidy promise of 20% of the costs for everyone who wants to install a PV and/or heat pump or other renewable energy forms – regardless of income.
  • Industrial companies, which today are among the largest gas consumers, receive master plan with subsidized switch to oil or electricity, if reasonably possible; production losses are to be avoided.
  • Short-term ban on charging electric cars through public grids to avoid overloading grids for electric heating in winter.
  • Reduction or even abolition of the senseless and too high subsidies for electric vehicles. People should use their cars longer, repairs are also encouraged. It makes more sense today to buy a current combustion engine than a highly subsidized electric car. Electromobility will prevail, we don’t need to accelerate this process enormously with subsidies. Moreover, these subsidies do not benefit the entire population.
  • Ban short-haul flights of up to one hour.

The most important step: saving energy. This is where the state comes in. Temporary shutdowns and allocations are currently the least of our problems. What’s your opinion? Feel free to write to me using the contact form or contact me on LinkedIn.