Solar Energy Jobs are Economic Potemkin Villages

A productive sector has the fewest number of people producing the greatest number of things we need. Solar does the opposite.


 David Harsanyi, writing for the Federalist on Solar Energy: (link)


A productive sector has the fewest number of people
producing the greatest number of things we need. 
Solar does the opposite.


The above scene meets every requirement of a robust green energy program. Employing Americans as bus pushers would mean jobs. These jobs would be “labor intensive,” so we could “create” plenty of them. Bus pushing, need it be said, would also benefit the environment. Getting rid of buses would go a long way in helping avert a global catastrophe. And since these jobs are largely untethered from any market forces, “we” can pay workers great salaries by relying on government subsidies. So, win, win, and win.
David refers to a previous piece by American Enterprise Institute scholar Mark Perry:

Inconvenient energy fact: It takes 79 solar workers to produce same amount of electric power as one coal worker

Compare THIS blog's previous post:

Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal (link)

Producing the same amount of electricity requires one coal worker, two natural gas workers – 12 wind industry employees or 79 solar workers.





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