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  • $9 Billion in ‘Stimulus’ for Solar, Wind Projects Made 910 Final Jobs -- $9.8 Million Per Job

    06/20/2012 10:01:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2012 | By Michael W. Chapman and Fred Lucas
    ( – The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs -- annual operation and maintenance positions -- meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs. At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs -- which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600). Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and...
  • For a Devotee of Solar Energy, a Shot at Earning Respect

    10/26/2007 10:59:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 151+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 27, 2007 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY
    TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 22 — The sun was shining for a change, which was good news for Richard Thompson, known throughout these parts as Solar Richard. “Pennies from heaven,” Mr. Thompson said as his electric meter spun round — in reverse. Not that a shining sun is required for the meter to spin backward. An overcast sky does the job. The meter just spins a bit more slowly. That would be the meter attached to Mr. Thompson’s house, painted sunshine yellow with a large solar panel out front next to the bedraggled remains of giant sunflowers — “organic solar trackers,”...