Green Jobs Myth

Sickening figures Paul. Sure it would help people in fuel poverty although I believe the figures don’t stack up on that as Roger Andrews points out at the Talkshop


By Paul Homewood



We are constantly reminded of how important the green economy is, and how tens, or even hundreds, of thousands of green jobs will be created if we keep to the faith.

For instance, a few months ago the subsidy hunting RenewableUK, were forecasting that the offshore wind industry would be generating 70,000 jobs by 2020.

Of course, they never mention the jobs lost as fossil fuel power stations shut down, or the thousands more jobs that migrate abroad to regions where energy is cheaper.

But taking their claims at face value, how many jobs have actually been created since 2008 by the wind and photovoltaic industries?


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