28 March 2012

MILLIONS OF GREEN JOBS - LET'S DIG DITCHES WITH SPOONS


Statement of Dr. Benjamin Zycher Visiting Scholar American Enterprise Institute
Committee on Senate Finance Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure
March 27, 2012




http://finance.senate.gov/hearings/watch/?id=f408dd68-5056-a032-52c6-fa004e4a1b02


Start at 34:06 and watch a measured destruction of the economics of renewables. In particular, Dr Zycher's simplification of a main plank of the disciples of renewable energy - the creation of 'Green Jobs' - is soul destroying to me (as an avowed opponent of renewables) because it magnifies the idiocy of Governments worldwide, who are driven by 'experts' from Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and the likes.


At 36:54, - "The Green Jobs Rationale borders on the preposterous". To paraphrase:  Governments should outlaw the use of heavy equipment for digging ditches and mandate the use of an army of workers using spoons...."There is no analytic difference between inefficient ditch digging and inefficient power generation as tools with which to pursue increased employment"

2 comments:

  1. Tony Johnstone02 April, 2012 15:39

    Trouble is, gripping the nuclear decision demands hard logic, stroking the green lobby offers warm feelings.
    Politicians are much better at warm than logic - and treasury much better at "no" than "we've got to - and soon".

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