Book details

328 Pages
Publication date: March 2023
Imprint: ecoWing
Bernd Spatzenegger

The Energy Lie

Why the Climate Goal is an Illusion and How We Can Still Manage a Turnaround

The climate book for realistic optimists

It will get hotter than we think. The climate goals that politicians are proclaiming will not be met. But what can be done? Bernd Spatzenegger advises us to implement what is already achievable today and gives many practical tips on how to do just that.

As an electrical and mechanical engineer, Bernd Spatzenegger is concerned with how to get heat and electricity to their destination—to households as well as commercial and industrial enterprises. In the process, he constantly encounters the topic of climate change and the question of what can be done today to reduce CO2 emissions. In his book, he explains how the international energy market works and provides practical answers to everyday questions about energy that will affect our future.

»In his book, he points out where the major misconceptions of our energy future lie and attempts to take an open-minded look at reality.«
Wiener Zeitung

»He explains how the international energy market works.«

»A very worthwhile read!«
Zur Zeit

»An outstanding non-fiction book with hundreds of facts that provide a well-founded explanation for why the EU’s climate targets for 2050 are an illusion.«

»Above all, the critical comments and questions in his book enrich the debate about climate neutrality in a special way, because he doesn’t simply accept developments that are ›sold‹ as being positive in the media, but shows the other side of the coin too.«
Xing Insiderin

»Let’s save the climate by setting reasonable targets!«
Rhein Main Magazin



Sample Translation


Bernd Spatzenegger

Bernd Spatzenegger, born in 1968, is a project manager and consultant for energy infrastructure, including the construction of renewable energy plants. In working all over Europe, he was able to gain first-hand experience of the practical effects of the energy transition as well as its interrelationships with the economy, politics and the climate.