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Green power not creating jobs

February 10, 2010

at least not in the U.S.

Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that nearly 80 percent of that money has gone to foreign manufacturers of wind turbines.

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“Most of the jobs are going overseas,” said Russ Choma at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. He analyzed which foreign firms had accepted the most stimulus money. “According to our estimates, about 6,000 jobs have been created overseas, and maybe a couple hundred have been created in the U.S.”

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Perhaps the most controversial wind project is one that has yet to receive stimulus money.

A Chinese company called A-power is helping to build a massive $1.5 billion wind farm in West Texas. The consortium behind the project expects to get $450 million in stimulus money.

Walt Hornaday, an American partner on the project, said it would create some American jobs. “Our estimation,” he said, “is that we are going to have on the order of 300 construction jobs just within the fence of the project.”

But that’s in addition to 2,000 manufacturing jobs — many of them in China.

At least these jobs only average out at $333,333.33 each.

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And while we are busy creating jobs for Chinese workers the PLA is urging economic warfare against us.

-elsewhere-

Rahm Emmanuel may be looking for work soon. Douglas Wilder is calling for Obama to start firing advisers, and the Dems are blaming Emmanuel for the failure of health care reform. Probably not a good combination.

Sarah Palin apparently causes people to lose the ability to read / comprehend English.

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