More greenfail: Obama’s Green Jobs Cost $1.63 Million Each

Russ Steele

The CNSNews has the details here:

(CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration distributed $9 billion in economic “stimulus” funds to solar and wind projects in 2009-11 that created, as the end result, 910 “direct” jobs — annual operation and maintenance positions — meaning that it cost about $9.8 million to establish each of those long-term jobs.

At the same time, those green energy projects also created, in the end, about 4,600 “indirect” jobs – positions indirectly supported by the annual operation and maintenance jobs — which means they cost about $1.9 million each ($9 billion divided by 4,600).

Combined (910 + 4,600 = 5,510), the direct and indirect jobs cost, on average, about $1.63 million each to produce.

As explained in a report by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“economic stimulus”) of 2009 included Section 1603, a grant program run through the Treasury Department.

And you wondered why the economy is going back in to recession?  California’s continued focus on renewable energy is going increase the cost of energy and that will force business to seek lower cost locations, taking jobs with them.

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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.

2 Responses to More greenfail: Obama’s Green Jobs Cost $1.63 Million Each

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    To make the green jobs project make sense (sort of), you have to remember that the program’s primary goal was to reward major campaign contributors with taxpayer money and ensure their hard work in support of the re-election of B. O. in 2012.

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