Skip to comments.EPA Spends Millions Getting People $14 Per Hour Green Jobs
Posted on 05/15/2014 12:34:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Environmental Protection Agency has handed out $3.6 million to 18 different community organizations across the country to train college graduates, the unemployed, low-income people and others to take on green jobs.
To date, the EPA has funded 237 job training programs grants totalling more than $50 million to train 12,800 people how to work in the green industry. Of those trained, about 9,100 obtained green jobs a 71 percent success rate at a cost of $5,500 in taxpayer funds per job.
Last year, the free-market Institute for Energy Research estimated that the Department of Energy spent $26 billion since 2009 on its green energy loan programs to create 2,308 permanent jobs meaning the cost to taxpayers was $11.25 million per job.
Clearly, in terms of bang for the buck, government programs that coddle renewable energy are losers, according to IER. In terms of jobs, the losers are the American workers who would otherwise be gainfully employed but for the tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars on the administrations obsession with green energy.
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If it were an actual industry it could train its own workers.
I can think of an easier way to stop toxic emissions that will also save bags of money.