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Study of the Effect of Employment of Public Aid to Renewable Energy Sources

Spain’s Self-inflicted Economic Wounds from “Green Jobs” Regimes …for every renewable energy job that the State manages to finance, we can be confident that on average 2.2 jobs will be destroyed, to which we have to add those jobs that … Continue reading

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Germany is seen as a leader in renewable energy, but its experience has been a costly waste

By Manuel Frondel, Nolan Ritter and Colin Vance   Financial Post Although Germany’s promotion of renewable energies is commonly portrayed in the media as setting a “shining example in providing a harvest for the world” (The Guardian, 2007), we would instead … Continue reading

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‘Green’ jobs and red ink

Sun Media With news Ontario is negotiating with South Korea’s Samsung Group for wind turbines and solar panels in a deal Energy Minister George Smitherman says could bring billions of dollars of investment and hundreds of green jobs to the … Continue reading

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Do the Math: An Expensive Job Killer

by Michael Trebilcock is Professor of Law and Economics, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto  Financial Post In response to Mr. Lovins’ comments, let me pose the following questions: If electricity generated by wind power is competitive with other forms … Continue reading

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Myth of the Danish green energy ‘miracle’

Michael Trebilcock’s reply to Sigurd Lauge Pedersen, Denmark: Wind power doesn’t reduce CO2 emissions, costs consumers more and kills jobs. It is important to understand why the Danish government, which appears to have commissioned Mr. Pedersen’s comments, is sensitive to … Continue reading

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Wind power is great politics but lousy policy

By RONALD J. DANIELS President, Johns Hopkins University  The Globe and Mail Years ago, Princeton economist Alan Blinder famously exhorted policy-makers to frame policy that was based on soft hearts and hard heads. The McGuinty government’s proposed foray into investments … Continue reading

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Just released: Academic Study Challenges Projections of Green Jobs

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/academic-study-challenges-projections-of-green-jobs,750597.shtml   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:  SEVEN MYTHS OF Green Jobs   Andrew P. Morriss, William T. Bogart, Andrew Dorchak, and Roger E. Meiners   Overview   An aggressive push for a green economy is well underway in the United States. Policymakers … Continue reading

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McGuinty’s Only Plan

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‘Green’ illusions

By Kenneth Green, Special to The Windsor Star February 23, 2009 Taking actions to raise the cost of energy using a fallacious job-creation approach and fallacious benefit claims will only exacerbate Ontario’s suffering in the ongoing world economic downturn. Ontario … Continue reading

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