Green Jobs Disaster, Yet Again
The Brave New Green World powered by the move to the low carbon Church of Climatology approved renewables industry will provide cheap affordable energy and thousands of new Green Jobs, so the story goes.
As usual the story is founded on wishful thinking paraded as fact, a report by the US House of Representatives in September last year concluded that the so called Green jobs revolution had failed globally and there were no such things as long term Green jobs.
Just last week the largest producer of wind turbines, Vestas announced that, in common with many other companies in the renewables industry, it was in financial trouble.
Now Vestas is shedding 2335 Green jobs with more Green job losses to come:
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the world’s biggest wind turbine maker, said it will halt production at one factory and cut 2,335 jobs amounting to 10 percent of its staff as it tries to become more competitive with Chinese suppliers.
The changes are aimed at saving more than 150 million euros ($191 million) by the end of 2012, the company based in Aarhus, Denmark, said in a statement today. Vestas said another 1,600 posts in the U.S. are at risk as a tax credit supporting the industry expires at year-end.
The same story as always, when the Green taxation that provides the lifeline for renewables in a country is cut, the market collapses.
A total of 1,749 of the posts to be lost will be in Europe, with 1,300 of those in Denmark, according to the statement.
“The redundancies are happening in an industry which ought to experience progress due to the massive climate problems that both Denmark and the world are facing,” Frida Frost, chairwoman of the Danish Society of Engineers, which has about 550 Vestas members, said in an e-mail. “We risk that knowledge and know- how about wind technology now disappears, and that is not what Denmark needs in the current economic situation.”
In the U.S., 182 workers will lose their posts, with 404 job losses in China and the rest of the world. Vestas will stop producing at its tower factory in Varde, western Denmark, it said.
The Chinese will dominate the turbine production market due to lower manufacturing costs all that will be left for countries adopting the insanity of wind power will be installation jobs and few jobs managing and servicing the wind farms.
The Green jobs revolution will simply not happen, meanwhile following the pattern of Spain’s Green Jobs Revolution the expensive energy and Green subsidies paid to the operators of wind farms will kill far more jobs than were created.
In the U.S., a further 1,600 jobs may be cut later this year if lawmakers don’t extend the so-called production tax credit, Vestas said. The credit gives an incentive of 2.2 cents a kilowatt-hour of wind power.
Even Greenpeace co-founder Dr Patrick Moore said “The wind industry destroys more jobs than it creates, and causes energy prices to climb for all users”.
Nothing more to be said really.
Posted on January 12, 2012, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climate Change, Global Warming, Green Jobs Lie, Green Lies, Green Taxation, Renewables, Wind Power and tagged Green Jobs Mirage, Vestas. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.