Nevada “Green Energy” Jobs Costing $4.3 Million Each
In Nevada Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is headlining a renewable energy conference. Unfortunately, the green jobs are costing taxpayers a pretty penny and producing energy that is several times more expensive than that coming from traditional fossil fuel sources:
LAS VEGAS — As U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prepares to host his fifth annual National Clean Energy Summit on Aug. 7, a Nevada Journal examination of Nevada’s renewable energy sector shows that over $1.3 billion in federal funds funneled into geothermal, solar and wind projects since 2009 has yielded and is projected to yield just 288 permanent, full-time jobs.
That’s an initial cost of over $4.6 million per job.
Despite this, Sen. Reid continues to hype Nevada as the “Saudi Arabia of renewable energy,” even though the renewable energy subsidized with federal dollars and mandated under Nevada’s Renewable Portfolio Standard costs consumers and NV Energy, Nevada’s publicly regulated utility company, up to four times as much as fossil fuels, such as natural gas.
Even with these government-granted advantages, the few clean-energy jobs in the state of Nevada are still precarious.
Leave it to the government to spend millions on producing energy that is several times more expensive than that which is already available on the market.
What a joke.
But don’t worry, these idiots will totally make your health care cheaper as soon as Obamacare is implemented.Tags: big government, green jobs, harry reid, Stimulus