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California’s Clean Energy Jobs Act fails to create promised green jobs

Related article: California Law Fails to Create ‘Green Jobs’… Except For Green Consultants Julia Horowitz — Associated Press — August 18, 2015 SACRAMENTO >> Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean-energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, barely one-tenth of the promised jobs have […]

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Kathleen Wynne’s Pension Plan Will Eliminate 150,000 Private Sector Jobs

Internal, confidential government document’s confirmed the 150,000 jobs losses, stating – “payroll taxes would have the largest negative impact on employment.” the Ministry of Finance calculated that for every $2-billion increase in Ontario payroll taxes, 18,000 people would lose their job Canada Free Press — May 22, 2014 Canadian workers and employers contribute $42 billion […]

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Lies My Green Energy Rep Told Me

The article posted below on Mindscape Innovations by Derek Satnik is just another example of the outright lies and misleading information put forth by anyone connected with green (greed) energy. Lie #1:  It has created 20,000 local jobs Lie #2:  Ontario has to import energy on a regular basis from the States and neighbouring provinces Lie […]

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Germany Sends Clear Signal that it will Slam the Brakes on Renewables

Industry and Jobs are more important From No Tricks Zone: P. Gosselin — October 26, 2013 A major part of Germany’s SPD socialist party, which is Germany’s second largest party behind Angela Merkel’s CDU conservative party, is coming to its economic and social senses on the issues climate change and renewable energy. The threat of […]

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Green Energy Triumph — $11 Million Spent per Job Created

John Hayward — Human Events — May 10, 2013 “Without much fanfare, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently updated the list of loan guarantee projects on its website,” the Institute for Energy Research noticed on Wednesday.  ”Unlike in 2008, when Barack Obama pledged to create 5 million jobs over 10 years by directing taxpayer funds toward renewable energy projects, […]

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Wind power kills jobs and increases electricity costs: Fraser Institute Report

Antonella Artuso — Toronto Sun — April 11, 2013 TORONTO — Ontario’s pursuit of wind power has driven up electricity prices, is killing jobs and might even lead to more smog, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ross McKitrick, author of Environmental and Economic Consequences of Ontario’s Green Energy Act (GEA), says the Ontario government’s […]

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Windfall — massive contract boosts hiring

John Miner — London Free Press — March 18, 2013 The job boost promised for Southwestern Ontario by the wind energy industry moved closer to reality Monday with Siemens announcing it has been awarded its largest Canadian order ever for 124 massive turbines. “We’re ramping up,” said Jacob Andersen, vice-president, wind power, Siemens Canada. “We’re […]

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That magical mystical elusive “50,000 green energy jobs” number hits the headlines again.!!! This time? In India!!

Here it is again!  50,000 jobs created!  Amazing!  This time, the lucky recepient is India!  Welcome to the fold India!  You’re joining an elite privileged group of countries around the world who have had 50,000 jobs created thanks to green energy.  The problem is, no one ever sees these mysterious jobs, but the renewables industry […]

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$227M state investment in alternative energy has led to less than 500 jobs

Clarion Ledger — December 11, 2012 JACKSON — Mississippi has disbursed nearly $227 million in aid to six alternative-energy companies since 2010, but so far has fewer than 500 jobs to show for it. Research by The Associated Press finds the state has put in most of its total commitment, mainly in loans, to help some […]

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Ireland — Wind energy will destroy Irish jobs says professor of economics at Sussex University

Vincent Ryan — The Irish Examiner — November 24, 2012 Wind energy will slow down the economy and destroy Irish jobs, according to a professor of economics at Sussex University. Richard Tol, who formerly worked with the Economic and Social Research Institute, spoke after Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton announced the Government’s […]

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50,000 green jobs created in EVERY country in the world?? Isn’t that figure getting a bit old?

From a letter to the editor — the Independent — Ireland, October 14, 2012 Turbines create few jobs I wish to respond to Kenneth Matthews (Letters, Sunday Independent, October 7, 2012). He claims that 30,000 jobs could be created by wind energy in Ireland. This follows Eddie O’Connor of Mainstream Renewable Power claiming that his […]

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Green Energy jobs far short of Obama goal

Brian Hughes — The Examiner (Washington) — May 26, 2012 President Obama has made much of his commitment to green energy as he launches his re-election bid, but the nascent industry has produced far fewer jobs than the president promised, despite massive, repeated infusions of taxpayer dollars. Since taking office more than three years ago, Obama has […]

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Green energy leaves Windsor with broken promises

Eight companies have promised up to 1,480 jobs in Windsor and haven’t delivered CBC News — May 14, 2012 Listen here The green energy sector has not delivered to Windsor the number of jobs several firms collectively promised during the last three years. Through media releases, public announcements and media coverage of grand openings, CBC […]

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Liberals’ vow of green jobs misses mark

Lorrie Goldstein — QMI Agency — April 14, 2012 I have a business proposition for anyone who still believes Dalton McGuinty will create 50,000 green energy jobs by the end of this year, as he promised in 2009 when he introduced his Green Energy Act. My proposition is I have some ocean front property in […]

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U.S. — Obama’s ‘green jobs’ have been slow to sprout

Andy Sullivan (Reuters) Financial Post — April 13, 2012  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 […]

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