EPA to double down on clean energy and “Green Jobs”

Russ Steele

The story at KQED Climate Watch about EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s appearance on KQED’s Forum Wednesday.

Jackson told host Michael Krasny. “Green jobs are what we have to be working on with everything we do.” The message seemed to be that environmental goals will take a back seat, unless they can be linked to job creation.

Jackson wriggled out of directly addressing the backlash against President Obama’s green jobs initiative since the collapse and federal investigation of Fremont-based Solyndra Corp.

Jackson said only that this is “an important moment,” and that “We have to double down” on clean energy commitments, rather than retreat in the wake of one corporate calamity. “It’s more important than ever that instead of backing away, we continue to insist on investment by our elected officials in that sector of our economy.” [ Emphasis added]

Ignoring the reality that green jobs are a myth, the EPA is doubling down, spending more money in the pursut of this myth. The White House is rushing through $10 billion dollars in “green energy” loans this month according to a post the the Polipundit

It’s important to burn billions more of your taxpayer dollars to buy publicity for Obama:

The Obama administration is moving to finalize as many as 15 loan guarantees for renewable energy companies before the stimulus program ends on Sept. 30, and Republicans are questioning whether that could lead to more failures like Solyndra Inc., a company that filed for bankruptcy and may leave taxpayers on the hook for a half-billion-dollar loan.

The loan guarantees essentially make it easier for the companies to get financing as the government guarantees repayment in the event of default.

Remember, this doubling down is with your tax dollars. Why is that the Obama administration cannot deal with reality?


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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