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    Green Jobs and 9/11 Truthers: A Match Made in the Obama White House

    This April President Barack Obama said he wanted to rebuild the entire United States economy based on a foundation of “five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century.” One of those pillars was government “investments” in renewable energy and technology that will create … More

    Subsidized Green Jobs Destroy Jobs Elsewhere

    Government expenditures are not free. Economists know this and most others recognize it when they take the time to think about it. Unfortunately, it seems not everybody takes that time. In a story fit for satire in The Onion, a renewable energy research group, bankrolled by a $1.1 billion subsidy … More

    Higher Energy Costs Means Fewer Jobs And That Is No Myth

    The Washington Post profiles Special Advisor to the President for Green Job Van Jones today. The article is a bit of a puff piece, however the Post does mention the unfortunate detail that despite Jones’ title “there is no official federal definition of a green job” but then the Post … More

    Big Goverment Spends Taxpayer Dollars to Study Energy Behavior

    From E&E News: “House Science and Technology Committee yesterday approved legislation to establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Energy Department. The Science Committee also approved three bills to focus DOE research on energy efficiency and advanced energy technologies through programs in advanced vehicle technologies, wind energy … More

    PERI Study: Ill-Conceived Analysis of Non-Existent Legislation

    A recent report by Robert Pollin, James Heintz and Heidi Garrett-Peltier of the Political Economy Research Institute purports to study the “economic transformation” the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES) will harmoniously bring about. The analysis begins with the three “objectives … More

    Green Energy Goes "Gang Green"

    Literally: “Anti-Mafia magistrates in Sicily have opened a sweeping investigation into the wind power sector where local officials, entrepreneurs and crime gangs are suspected of collusion in the construction of lucrative wind farms before their eventual sale to multinational companies. Italian and EU subsidies for the building of wind farms … More

    Don't Take A Siesta For This: "Green Jobs" Farce Comes To America

    Just as in Spain, subsidizing renewable energy in America would create increasingly large debt bubbles, according to Dr. Gabriel Calzada of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Spain, the recent author of a study on renewables’ effects on employment there. “Once you start on this path of putting public money … More

    Cap-and-Tax is a Jobs Destroyer: Part 1 in a 10-Part Series

    Policymakers in Washington want to dramatically change America’s energy policy by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. Their most popular idea, included in the Waxman-Markey 2009 energy bill, is a cap and trade proposal. Many Americans find the debate in Washington over adopting a cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon dioxide a bit … More

    Bond Details Green Job Costs

    Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO), ranking member of the Senate’s new Green Jobs and the New Economy subcommittee, released a report Monday titled Yellow light on Green Jobs, taking on the “green jobs” claims of groups like the New Apollo Program and the Center for American Progress’ Green Recovery. The whole … More

    Throwing Caution to the Wind on Wind Power

    25 by 2025. That’s the target proposal for a federally mandated renewable portfolio standard RPS (also called renewable electricity standard RES) in which the federal government would mandate to have 25 percent of the nation’s electricity from renewable energy by 2025 – primarily wind, solar and hydro. During the Congressional … More