Wednesday, April 6, 2011

For Every Green Job, Four Other are Lost

A few posts below you can read my opinion about Wind Energy for Hawaii

Today I was sent this revealing study done at the UK:

Part of the summary in reads as follows: A study of renewable energy in Scotland shows that for every job created in the alternative energy sector, almost four jobs are lost in the rest of the economy.

Not only has the sun set on the British Empire, but the promise of wind apparently is deserting it as well. A new study called “Worth The Candle?” by the consulting firm Verso Economics confirms the experience of Spain and other countries: The creation of “green” jobs destroys other jobs through the diversion of resources and the denial of abundant sources of fossil fuel energy.

Here is the full report: “Worth The Candle?”