Friday, September 16, 2011

Wind Energy Creates More Jobs - but is that a good thing?


The Department of Energy says that wind energy creates jobs.  In fact,
"Wind energy projects generate more new jobs than conventional fossil fuel projects. According to a study by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, wind energy produces 27% more jobs per kilowatt-hour than coal plants and 66% more jobs than natural gas plants."

But all that means is that wind energy is totally inefficient and costly.

I wonder if anyone has pointed out to the DOE that hiring people to turn hand-crank generators would create even more jobs per kilowatt-hour.  Hand-cranked energy is the route to full employment for all Americans!

How many hand-cranking Americans does it take to run an electric arc furnace to make steel? I'll bet it would take the entire population of the state of Michigan to generate enough electricity to satisfy the need for steel in Detroit.

Oh wait.  I don't think they need steel in Detroit anymore.


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