It never ceases to amaze me that otherwise intelligent people's brains seemingly turn to mush when it comes to the environment, to be replaced by naive and credulous belief that simply refuses to take a hard look at the numbers.
Here we have yet further proof that the numbers relating to green energy and jobs are fake and just do not add up.
This report highlights a similar problem that was found in a study produced at Spain's King Juan Carlos University, ie that claims about our green employment future miss one very important, if inconvenient fact - because renewable energy is so hopelessly inefficient it is more expensive than conventionally generated energy, (a fact often hidden by government subsidies of one kind or another), and this inefficiency flows through the economy and destroys more jobs than it creates.
As John from Powerline puts it, "no government can create wealth by subsidizing the inefficient production of energy."
Simple commonsense you'd have thought, but not for our brainiac policy makers.
And yet that is the fantasy behind all the claims, based upon dodgy accounting underpinned by even more dodgy assumptions, about the so-called green economy.
In Germany the government subsidy required to produce just one green job can be as high as €175,000, or $US240,000. Far more than the average income there.
And the jobs are essentially fake. If the taxpayers' subsidy was withdrawn, they'd disappear.
But apparently this is thought to make sense in green economics.