What’s Ouch In Spanish

The ‘Green Jobs Myth’ — From CNS, here is the money quote going in:

However, the study from Spain noted: “Optimistically treating European Commission partially funded data, we find that for every renewable energy job that the state manages to finance, Spain’s experience cited by President Obama as a model reveals with high confidence, by two different methods, that the U.S. should expect a loss of at least 2.2 jobs on average, or about 9 jobs lost for every 4 created, to which we have to add those jobs that non-subsidized investments with the same resources would have created.”“Everywhere, this [green jobs] is being sold as an ideologically driven myth,” Horner said.

There is no such thing as renewable energy.  The law of conservation of energy states that the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant. A consequence of this law is that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It’s a figment of a warped mind.

Saturday’s El Mundo, Spain’s second largest newspaper, a center-left newspaper, carried an article which (translated) begins:

Clinton “‘Green’ energy has cost many jobs”

Clinton considers necessary the support of renewables but “transforming investments into new jobs.”

Former US President turned ecologist Bill Clinton is aware of the impact on employment by the development on renewable energy. Even though he is, as a former dweller of the White House, one of the most visible supporters in that industry, the US Democrat recognized yesterday that clean energies “have cost many jobs” in Spain.

Though without citing it directly, Clinton was acknowledging yesterday during his conference in Madrid that the study about the impact of public support on renewable energies, released by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, has very valid conclusions. That report, which has received enormous coverage in US media and been used against Barack Obama’s energy policy, argues that every job in renewable energies created in Spain in the year 2000 has cost 571138 Euros and has been the cause of the loss of 2.2 jobs elsewhere in the economy.

Bill Clinton recognized yesterday that “this commitment to clean energy has cost many jobs” while at the same time calling for Spain to intensify investment in this industry to be able to turn high costs into new jobs.

Who didn’t know the market is far more efficient than politicians at deciding what is best.

The windmill queens will still flog their sauce, but the facts will never add up. Take for instance ethanol, has anybody yet discovered a way to get the seeds to plant themselves, fertilize the fields, harvest the crop and bogey on down to the distillery. Otherwise, each step takes energy to complete. In the end, about a bushel of corn equals about a gallon of ethanol, about $5 a gallon.

So when you hear ‘green jobs’ think 2:1 job loss, and enormous 2:1 cost of energy increase.

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