If the Obama administration people had requested information from anyone connected to the energy industry and the gross impracticality of many, many green efforts, they would have realized it is not a money-generating prospect and uses up more energy than a rocket uses to generate green for a small flashlight battery.teh thruth is the green jobs are not working and now our trade job market is hurting.
Are you fucking kidding Me?
The larger number refers to all of the investments in the 2009 stimulus package that the administration designated "green" in any way. The number included $6 billion for advanced batteries to make electric cars possible, $29 billion for energy efficiency and home retrofits, $3 billion for job training, and even $18 billion for transit and high speed rail. To pretend that all of that money went to solar and wind companies is ludicrous.
One of my husband's buddies in the Society of Professional Engineers had rented a space on some of his land for one of the first wind powered turbines out in nowhere Wyoming, the local power company chucked their million dollar investment, he picked it up for $10 grand, and 6 or 7 years later, he still lost money on that small of an amount.I worked at a nuclear power plant for 10 years before I retired. Overall opinion of everybody I knew there that was really in the know when it came to making electricity is that it costs much more to make electricity with wind powered equipment than any other way you could make electricity.
It's sleazy in its very best light.After we lost billions on these fake green companies, like Solyndra, the administration started looking for other jobs to count as new green jobs. Thing is, they weren't new jobs, just old ones such as recycling center workers or thrift store employees. By officially labeling the old jobs as green jobs, it looked like they were new ones created.
Obama has failed with green jobs and a lot of our money magically disappeared. Fear not, I'm sure the money intended to build these companies was recycled into campaign donations.
What was it Mitt Romney said, something like: "You don't just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers". You know, that truly was a great zinger given the truth behind Obama's picking the losers in the green energy field. Here, take a look at the long list of losers Obama and Democrats have picked:
Obama Never Admits Green Failure - Marita Noon - Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary - Page 1
Obama picks losers because Obama is a LOSER!!!!
Solyndra, Solyndra. Geez. Half a billion, just like Big Bird. And you leave out the really costly stuff like Nuclear Power. Like who will insure a nuclear power plant? Taxpayers are insurers of last resort. Where's the magic of the free market if we have a Fukishima like disaster here?
Oil. If you add up what is does to the environment (like the latest gulf disaster) and what it does to peoples health, and the cost of having our military protect oil companies so they sell their product on the open market, sorry fellow Americans, no discount at the pump even if you're a gulf war veteran that helped make the world safe for oil companies profits. And if you're a little irritated about the tax breaks they get, why then you're a marxist or liberal or something.
Same for coal, nasty unhealthy stuff, but its health and environmental costs are socialized by the taxpayer so there. Blow off mountain tops because it's easier and more profitable to get at the coal that way even if that coal is headed for India for Coal companies profit, and if you want them to pay more taxes? Well, you're a jealous freeloading chisler. God don't really care about his mountains. Making money above all other things, that's what he/she? really likes to see.
Barack Obama's Solyndra scandal smells like it came from Chicago's City Hall - Chicago TribuneThe FBI is investigating what happened with Solyndra, a solar panel company that got a $535 million government-backed loan with the help of the Obama White House over the objections of federal budget analysts.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden got a nice photo op. They got to make speeches about being "green." But then Solyndra went bankrupt. Americans lost jobs. Taxpayers got stuck with the bill. And members of Congress are now in high dudgeon and making speeches.
Federal investigators want to know what role political fundraising played in the guarantee of the questionable loan. Washington bureaucrats warned the deal was lousy. And White House spokesmen flail desperately, like weakened victims in a cheesy vampire movie.