Solar Industry Is Pretty Much Workfare

As Steven Milloy points out

Grist reports that solar workers now outnumber coal miners.

Coal provided 42% of U.S. electricty needs in 2011.

Solar provided 0.2% of global electricity needs in 2011.

You do the math.

The math says that coal provides 210 times more power with fewer employees. The math also says that the high cost of solar is increasing the cost of consumer power. The math also says that the solar industry wouldn’t really survive without all the federal and state subsidies, tax breaks, handouts, and “loans”.

Not that I’m against solar, it just seems to be good for everyone but the consumer as it is being implemented.

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2 Responses to “Solar Industry Is Pretty Much Workfare”

  1. Gumball_Brains says:

    Not that I’m against solar, it just seems to be good for everyone but the consumer as it is being implemented.

    “Not that I’m against solar, it just seems to be good for everyone but the consumer, upon whom it is mandated despite their choice and poverty level.”
    adjusted it for you

  2. Good fix. Oh, and don’t forget to buy some carbon credits from Al Gore.

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