How is creating green jobs is like banning tractors to create farm jobs?
Best option of all - generating electricity using bicycle generators. Pedaling ten hours a day on a stationary bike, each person can generate 1 kWh. Investing $1 million in bicycle generators and paying people the going rate for the energy they create, we could create 1,610 jobs.
There is another benefit: these are not part time jobs. These are full-time jobs for an entire year.
June 25, 2012
by Todd Myers
in National Center for Policy Analysis
Recently the "Political Economy Research Institute" at the University of Massachusetts released a graphic purporting to show "green" technologies create more jobs than traditional energy sources. The graphic, to the right, has been distributed widely by advocates of creating "green jobs." This is a common assertion from the environmental left.
As I note in my book Eco-Fads, this claim is made by many on the left.
One Seattle Times columnist wrote approvingly of a study that found spending on ‘green' projects "produced more ‘job hours' than tax cuts or traditional infrastructure spending." This, they claim, is... [continue via Web link]