Say, How’d Obama’s “Green” Jobs Program Work Out?

Yet another report that confirms the reality that Obama’s green jobs push was an utter failure (via The Lonely Conservative)

(al Reuters) Three weeks ago, President Barack Obama stood in front of a sea of gleaming solar panels in Boulder City, Nevada, to celebrate his administration’s efforts to promote “green energy.”

Stretching row upon row into the desert, the Copper Mountain Solar Project not far from Las Vegas provided an impressive backdrop for the president.

I think we can guess which government funded solar company will be the next to file for bankruptcy.

Built on public land, the facility is the largest of its kind in the United States. Its 1 million solar panels provide enough energy to power 17,000 homes.

And it employs just 10 people.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, that number is actually 5 jobs.

Three years after Obama launched a push to build a job-creating “green” economy, the White House can say that more than 1 million drafty homes have been retrofitted to lower heating and cooling costs, while energy generation from renewable sources such as wind and solar has nearly doubled since 2008.

Well, they can say that, but, can they prove that? Or, do they simply add in the numbers for people who were going to retrofit their homes anyhow, like, say, with a fixer-uper?

But the millions of “green jobs” Obama promised have been slow to sprout, disappointing many who had hoped that the $90 billion earmarked for clean-energy efforts in the recession-fighting federal stimulus package would ease unemployment – still above 8 percent in March.

A $500 million job-training program has so far helped fewer than 20,000 people find work, far short of its goal.

What’s the point in training people to do jobs that don’t exist?

But, don’t forget, in the fossil fuel industry, they are creating huge numbers of jobs. Just look to North Dakota.

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One Response to “Say, How’d Obama’s “Green” Jobs Program Work Out?”

  1. ………Williston ND is now a new jobs hot spot!!

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