|PM Gillard twisting our rights away!|
Can she point to anywhere in the world where green jobs have benefited that economy? The Spaniards found that for every Green job created (at great expense - more than $750,000 per job) 2.2 jobs were lost. In a study Gabriel Calzada Álvarez PhD (here) concluded that green jobs needed heavy subsidies and non-green jobs were lost.
As well as the Spanish, the Germans and the French are turning their backs on Green Energy.
As Tim Worstall writes in Forbes:The Spanish and Germans are doing it. So are the French. The British might have to do it. Austerity-whacked Europe is rolling back subsidies for renewable energy as economic sanity makes a tentative comeback. Green energy is becoming unaffordable and may cost as many jobs as it creates. But the real victims are the investors who bought into the dream of endless, clean energy financed by the taxpayer. They forgot that governments often change their minds.
This is one of the things that really rather annoys me, has done for years. All these people telling us that green jobs, creating green jobs, is going to be the salvation of our economy.
The USA has just had Solyndra collapse. Solyndra was a heavily subsidised manufacturer of thin solar cells. Master Resource reports:
Solyndra’s impending liquidation, replete with 1,100 layoffs and U.S. taxpayer liabilities in excess of a half billion dollars, has put so-called green jobs initiative of the Obama Administration in negative light.PM Gillard has just held a Jobs Summit. Phil Coorey writes:
The jobs summit was bolted on to the end (of the tax forum) after Julia Gillard fell foul of the manufacturing unions, the industry sector and elements of her backbench for refusing their request for a thorough inquiry into the state of manufacturing.
The jobs summit was regarded as a trade-off for that.In the build-up to this week, Gillard and the Treasurer, Wayne Swan, were flat-out downplaying expectations.