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    Robbing Banks and Subsidizing Green Energy

    Do bank robbers stimulate economic growth? If you employ the logic used by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assess the impact of the stimulus bill’s renewable-energy subsidies, the answer would be “yes.” The NREL recently issued a report on the economic impact of the Section 1603 Treasury Grant … More

    Stimulus Fail: Green Your Home for $57,000

    A $5 billion stimulus program to weatherize homes is off to a shaky start. ABC News reports that at the end of 2009, only 9,100 have been weatherized to save energy through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  $522 million of the $5 billion has been spent thus far, which … More

    Green Jobs? What Green Jobs?

    Proponents of the $787 billion economic stimulus package said it would be quick and effective. It’s turning out to be neither. And the transformation to a new green revolution is off to a shaky start. One of the largest chunks of money from the federal spending is the $25 billion … More