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The Truth About Green Jobs From A Former Insider

“Nuclear is dead!” proclaimed my boss at a staff meeting just days after the Fukushima disaster. “This will be good for us!” he continued, in the wake of 20,000 deaths, not one caused by nuclear radiation.

The myth of Green jobs has long been part of the warmist meme, the transition to a brave new Green Orwellian world where there is limitless carbon free electricity generated by wind and solar, well that would be case were it not for an embarrassing problem known as intermittency, more on that later.

A report in September 2011 by the US House of Representatives concluded that the so called Green jobs revolution had failed globally and there were no such things as long term Green jobs, so the warmists changed the definition of Green jobs to be just about any existing job, for example if you work in a bicycle repair shop that is a Green job, if you work as a clerk in the bicycle repair shop, that is also a Green job.

The problem for wind and solar, apart from intermittency, is that neither technology is economically viable without huge Green subsidies extracted from consumers via taxation, globally as governments have cut subsidies so solar panel and wind turbine manufacturers have cut jobs, or gone spectacularly bust like Obama’s Green flag ship debacle with Solyndra.

In 2008 Deborah Sloan completed her Masters in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford and took a “Green Job” with a solar company, this is her story: Read the rest of this entry

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So What Is A Green Job?

One of the reasons the Greens use to justify the billions in wasted subsidies for wind and solar power is Green jobs, though as usual with the warming alarmists lasting Green jobs, like Anthropogenic Global Warming is just another fiction.

The US House of Representatives concluded in a report that there is no such thing as lasting Green jobs, in fact,  Green jobs because of the huge subsidies they require are a net killer of jobs.

Globally the Green taxation that is renewable energy’s life blood is being cut, as the subsidies are cut  the illusory Green jobs are lost, so  now is the time for the warmists to widen the definition of Green jobs to support their claims that Green will be the economic driver of the future. Read the rest of this entry

The Global Myth Of Green Jobs

The wishful thinking of Green jobs creation, here the results of Obamas green jobs plan

One of the frequently repeated mantras of the warming alarmists is that Green energy creates a thriving Green economy and Green jobs, the global evidence tells a different story, but then the facts and warming alarmism have never been the best of friends.

A report by the US House of Representatives in September last year concluded that the so called Green jobs revolution had failed globally and there were no such things as long term Green jobs.

Spain was an early player in Green energy and has paid a heavy price for believing in the Green Dream, 2.2 jobs killed in conventional industries, for each Green job created.

In the US Barry Obama had high hopes for Green jobs: Read the rest of this entry