Category Archives: Green jobs

Green jobs fantasy failing on global scale — EU trade with China more important that going green

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IBD: BLS Releases Another Phony ‘Green Jobs’ Report

“As yet another Solyndra looms, a new government report shows that by the government’s own broad definition of a green job, more can be found in a coal mine than near a solar panel.” Continue reading

WashPost: Obama should forget about ‘green jobs’, ‘energy independence’ as justifications for action on climate

At least the WashPost knows that “green jobs” are a hoax. Continue reading

Being Green is Expensive

We went to buy new flood light bulbs yesterday and could only get new energy efficient bulbs that cost $10 apiece. Continue reading

What does wind power and the electric car have in common?

As wind energy tax credits, which cover as much as a third of the costs of wind generation, set to expire at the end of the month, the industry has proposed a compromise plan to Congress. Continue reading

New Energy Economy — A Complete Flop

Former Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, coined the term “new energy economy” in 2006 when he hoped Colorado would become a center for renewable energy commerce. It has been a resounding failure. Advocates of renewable energy say government tax credits and loan guarantees are necessary for the wind and solar industries to be competitive against other power sources. Continue reading

Case closed: Obama green jobs program a failure

“President Obama’s green jobs training program, which was part of his stimulus, has failed on most key jobs measures, according to a new internal audit that found it was training workers who already had jobs that didn’t need green energy skills, and was failing to place new enrollees in jobs once they finished the training. Continue reading

Robert Bradley Jr.: Windpower Layoffs Making PTC Extension Increasingly Moot

“The spate of layoffs that wind industry advocates have warned about has accelerated in recent weeks, with workers losing their jobs in key wind states such as Iowa and Colorado in a trend expected to continue at least into next year.” – Nick Juliano, “Wind Layoffs Mostly Hitting Constituents of PTC Supporters,” Greenwire, August 29, 2012. Continue reading

Inquirer Editorial: Wind industry’s survival could depend on tax credit

In the Philadelphia region, the rebirth of the defunct U.S. Steel site in Bucks County makes the best case for winning the high-stakes gamble being played out in Congress over extending vital, government incentives for developing wind-energy systems. Continue reading

Dark clouds gather over China’s once-booming solar industry

China’s push into solar energy was supposed to be a proud example of how the country was advancing into hi-tech manufacturing. But now the whole sector is on the brink of bankruptcy. Continue reading

Henry Payne: The Volt economy

With sales nowhere near the predicted 45,000-per-year, General Motors halted production of “Obamacar” — the Chevy Volt — here for the second time this year as its inventory levels lag the industry average.

If that sounds like the general economic fits and starts of the last three years under Obamanomics, it’s no accident. Welcome to the Volt economy. Continue reading

Sharyl Attkisson: Electric car boom in Indiana city goes bust

Elkhart, Indiana lost jobs faster than any other city in the country in 2009. Both Democrats and Republicans promised to re-energize manufacturing in the city, backing a new electric car plant. But as CBS News investigated, instead of a boom, things went bust. Continue reading

Report sees a wallop to wind power if tax credit ends

Wind energy is powering new investments in domestic manufacturing, but the impending expiration of a federal tax incentive is threatening the trend, the U.S. Department of Energy says in a report out Tuesday. Continue reading

Failing wind market leads to job cuts at Vestas Pueblo factory

Vestas Wind Systems, the world’s largest wind- turbine maker, said Monday a weakening market is forcing it to cut about 20 percent of the 450 jobs at its tower factory in Pueblo. Continue reading

Federal spending on clean energy falls short on jobs, but wind and solar advance

Oh dear. Check out the caption on the accompanying picture:

A vertical access wind turbine, left, is on a movable platform at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. | Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun/MCT

Like the anemometer to the right of the platform the turbine is indeed mounted on a vertical axis. Sigh… Continue reading

Mitt Romney says Barack Obama has an ‘unhealthy’ obsession with green jobs

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been savaging what it calls President Barack Obama’s “unhealthy” obsession with “green jobs.” The Republican challenger criticizes the government program that propped up solar manufacturer Solyndra, and he mocks Obama’s vision of a boom in employment, citing a European study to argue that new solar or wind-energy positions would destroy jobs elsewhere. Continue reading

Nevada: $1.3 Billion In Green Energy Subsidies Produce 288 Permanent Jobs, Rising Electricity Prices

As U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prepares to host his fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit on Aug. 7, a Nevada Journal examination of Nevada’s renewable energy sector shows that over $1.3 billion in federal funds funneled into geothermal, solar and wind projects since 2009 has yielded and is projected to yield just 288 permanent, full-time jobs. That’s an initial cost of over $4.6 million per job. Continue reading

Coalition green policies are ‘incoherent and failing to achieve objectives’

Uh, yes, they’re green policies. Continue reading

Trade Union Boss Says Green Jobs Are Bull****

Another undercover operation by Project Veritas, which is led by investigative video specialist James O’Keefe, has revealed what labor unions truly believe about the billions of dollars that go toward the alleged “greening” of our energy usage. They’re “bull****” Continue reading

Green War-Mongers Playing With Fire

German solar firms are preparing anti-dumping litigation against China in an effort to curb cheap panel imports often backed by state subsidies. Continue reading