David Brooks Finally Lays Something Worth Knowing On the Line- Agenda 21 Green Jobs are Toast

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When the “Smart Grid” is Fully Operational, Kiss 28,000 Meter Reader Jobs Goodbye


There’s a wealth of other evidence to suggest that the green economy will not be a short-term jobs machine. According to Investor’s Business Daily, executives at Johnson Controls turned $300 million in green technology grants into 150 jobs — that’s $2 million per job.
Sunil Sharan, a former director of The Smart Grid Initiative at General Electric, wrote in The Washington Post that the Smart Grid, while efficient and environmentally beneficial, will be a net job destroyer. For example, 28,000 meter-reading jobs will be replaced by the Smart Grid’s automatic transmitters.
A study by McKinsey suggests that clean energy may produce jobs for highly skilled engineers, but it will not produce many jobs for U.S. manufacturing workers. Gordon Hughes, an economist at the University of Edinburgh, surveyed the landscape and concluded: “There are no sound economic arguments to support an assertion that green energy policies will increase the total level of employment….”
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0 responses to “David Brooks Finally Lays Something Worth Knowing On the Line- Agenda 21 Green Jobs are Toast

  1. more nonsense from the green brainiacs-let’s throw more money right straight up in the air- Rand Paul is promoting the dismantling of agenda 21***

     
  2. I finally worked up the courage and checked the meter on the house. Yep, it’s a smart meter. It has been for two or three years now. It happened when I still had no idea what it all meant. 🙁 I hate it when I’m slow on the uptake.

     

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