Skip to comments.How Green Is Your Lost Job?
Posted on 03/01/2011 4:55:56 PM PST by Kaslin
Power: A study of renewable energy in Scotland shows that for every job created in the alternative energy sector, almost four jobs are lost in the rest of the economy. We've seen this movie before.
Not only has the sun set on the British Empire, but the promise of wind apparently is deserting it as well. A new study called "Worth The Candle?" by the consulting firm Verso Economics confirms the experience of Spain and other countries: The creation of "green" jobs destroys other jobs through the diversion of resources and the denial of abundant sources of fossil fuel energy.
The economic candle in the U.K. is being blown out by wind power. The Verso study finds that after the annual diversion of some 330 million British pounds from the rest of the U.K. economy, the result has been the destruction of 3.7 jobs for every "green" job created.
The study concludes that the "policy to promote renewable energy in the U.K. has an opportunity cost of 10,000 direct jobs in 2009-10 and 1,200 jobs in Scotland." So British taxpayers, as is the case here in the U.S., are being forced to subsidize a net loss of jobs in a struggling economy.
"There's a big emphasis in Scotland on the economic opportunity of investing in renewable energy," says study co-author and Verso research director Richard Walsh. "Whatever the environmental merits, we have shown that the case for green jobs just doesn't stack up."
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And it is REAL PEOPLE who lose these jobs, not statistical entities. How many lives has phony science destroyed?
If going “green” were such a great idea, some EEEEVIL capitalist would have thought of it a long time ago and made a fortune on it. Instead, the “green” movement costs jobs and makes our lives cold, dark, toxic, and miserable.
I met a fairy today that said she would grant me one wish.
"I want to live forever," I said.
"Sorry," said the fairy, "I'm not allowed to grant wishes like that!"
"Fine," I said, "then I want to die after all the Members of Congress (both houses) get their heads out of their arses!"
"You crafty bastard," said the fairy, after a brief pause.
A big part of the reason Spain is in the shape its in is because it dumped billions into different alternate energy projects over the years.
Including DDT and eugenics, hundreds of millions.
Global scam of the century.
My V8 Toyota averaged 21 mpg this time last year. Now it gets 17 burning food. Am I missing something here?
The heat content (energy) contained in ethanol is about 15% less than regular gasoline.
Not a bit. This summer, we rented a Chrysler Town and Country van for a month-long vacation. We drove it 9,000 miles across the entire country and back. The $3.65/gal 87 octane gas we bought in California got us 17-18 mpg at 65mph. The $2.25/gal 85 octane gas we bought in Texas got us 24-25 mpg at 80mph. Effectively, California gas cost us half again what Texas gas was costing us while saving us considerable time.
The atomic weight of octane is about 160 and atomic weight of ethanol is about 40. However the heat of combustion is the important factor, but it doesn’t measure up either.
Wind power is the Greenie’s way of telling Capitalism to go fly a kite.
V8 ? Too good
Yes. The ethanol-based gasoline substitute also ruins your engine. My mechanic strongly advises against using it, especially during the summer. My car runs weakly on the stuff with an awful sound and poor acceleration (and poor quasi-fuel mileage). After following his advice (getting real gasoline on the winter blend), my car returned to running normally.
But the ethanol-as-quasi-fuel-substitute-additive policy achieves all of the following goals of this Administration and therefore by extension of the American people who so enthusiastically elected Barack Hussein Obama:
* reduces the food supply, inducing widespread hunger, starvation, and mortality
* ruins engines, reducing the economic production and personal pleasure achieved through their use
* increases the cost of fuel, causing price inflation while discouraging travel and increasing risk involved in productive activity
* contributing generally to economic decline, unemployment, and inflation
LOL. Yah, it’s from Tokyo. UAW content = 0.
Indeed. My Honda snow thrower was a bitch to start this winter. I didn’t figure it out until I read a thread on the sorry attributes of what I was feeding it. Turns out there’s a Sinclair station a couple miles away that sells real fuel. I’ll get a few jerry cans down there to feed the snow machine, and mower when it warms up. It may be a dime a gallon more, but I’ll feed the Toyo over there from now on as well.
Let me warn you there: some engineers in my office have concluded that EPA regulations make using a “jerry can” for its intended purpose (to contain gasoline) without special federal permits constitutes a felony violation of the Clean Air Act. EPA mercifully hasn’t initiated any known enforcement yet, but that doesn’t mean that the feds won’t quash your aspirations.
They’ll have to take Lowe’s down as a co-conspirator. I wouldn’t put it past these morons.
I'm not sure putting illegal alien tree crews and gardeners out of business is high on their list.
Send this to Newt, will you? Maybe he will stop pandering to Iowa farmers.
I was actually wondering about vitamin and calorie content in the V8 rather than horsepower for your V8
I was actually wondering about vitamin and calorie content in the V8 rather than horsepower for your V8. :)
The article misses the entire point.
Green energy is to replace fossil energy. That is all that matters. Collateral loss of other jobs is totally irrelevant.
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