We went to buy new flood light bulbs yesterday and could only get new energy efficient bulbs that cost $10 apiece. A new book, Regulating to Disaster: How Green Jobs Policies are Damaging America’s Economy, describes what’s in store for us as we encounter higher energy costs, food costs and healtcare costs in the name of being green.
Did you know you can no longer buy a traditional 100 watt light bulb? Did you know you can’t buy gasoline for your car without ethanol? These are just two of the ways in which environmental laws and regulations are changing your life. Add to them the myriad regulations that will make it more expensive to heat your home this winter or cool it next summer. To hear the environmentalists tell it, these changes are creating jobs — green jobs. But all the evidence suggests that more jobs are being destroyed than created — all the while making the economy less productive and pushing up the prices of almost everything we buy…
Much more is involved that wasting money. The green jobs agenda even promises to invade your home….
The book is written by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of Labor, is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. As Heritage Foundation reports, she debunks the myth that green jobs can save America’s economy. Instead, it’s a disaster that will dramatically cost consumers money and jobs, and hurt the poor the hardest, while politically and financially benefiting a “powerful nexus of union leaders, environmentalists and lobbyists.”