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    Subsidized Green Jobs Still Destroy Jobs Elsewhere

    Last month Politico reported that the alternative energy sector had upped its lobbying efforts from $2.4 million in 1998 to $30 million in 2009. So what is the renewable power industry getting for its investment? Studies like this one by Navigant Consulting, Inc. for the Renewable Electricity Standard-Alliance for Jobs. … More

    Government-funded Study Shows Net Loss of Jobs From CO2 Policies

    For his sake, let’s hope that Bruce Arnold at the Congressional Budget Office doesn’t get the Gabriel Calzada treatment from the American Wind Energy Association and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. To freshen your memory, Gabriel Calzada is the economist at the King Juan Carlos University who got out his … More

    Van Jones’s Misguided Defense of Green Jobs

    Last Friday, Van Jones debated Andy Morriss, Law Professor at the University of Illinois in The Economist on the topic of green jobs. Surprisingly, Morriss says, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Van Jones and I agree that ‘the private sector, not the government, can and must be … More

    Nothing Jolly About California’s Giant Green Economy

    The state of California likes to sell itself as a leader in the transition to a green economy. The only problem is, their policies are making that transition harder—and they’re not producing the job boom that politicians have been promising. The California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) recently reviewed the impact … More

    President Obama’s Clean Energy Speech: A Battered Albeit ‘Clean’ Economy

    President Obama declared in the State of the Union address that the United States must be a leader in clean energy production. Why? “Because I’m convinced that the country that leads in clean energy is also going to be the country that leads in the global economy,” the president reiterated … More

    Obama’s Green Jobs Plan: Losing Jobs through Efficiency and Inefficiency

    Green jobs have been the foundation to any of President Obama’s jobs speeches. “Building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future,” he said in a speech last month. We’ve long argued that subsidizing jobs comes at the expense of others and will … More

    Solar Subsidies Fail to Create Green Jobs, Again

    As we reported in today’s Morning Bell,  ABC News reports that despite massive amounts of stimulus funding being spent on wind farms—nearly $2 billion—the vast majority (80%) of it has been spent on overseas companies. ABC contacted Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop who suggested that the project has resulted in … More

    Wind Mills: Not Spinning, Not Creating Jobs

    The cold weather is creating a number of unintended consequences for new energy designs. First, snow accumulating on LED traffic light bulbs wouldn’t melt because the lights failed to heat up resulting in car accidents, and in some instances, death. In Minnesota, the weather resulted in wind turbines freezing and … More

    Reaction Roundup: Heritage Responds To The State Of The Union

    Heritage members and fans are discussing President Barack Obama’s State of the Unions address at Twitter and Facebook right now. And here are just some of our experts immediate reactions to parts of the speech: State of the Economy President Obama inherited a global recession and a global financial meltdown. … More

    Green Jobs or Green Gyms?

    How do you solve homelessness, obesity and global warming all at once? A green gym, of course: Cass Community Social Services (Cass) will further its commitment to the Detroit community and the environment on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 9:00 am when it opens the doors to its Green Gym. … More