Construction Industry – Work in Building Alternative Energy Projects Dries Up in 2012

Have we come to a please where we’ve brainwashed the public and all the college kids graduating of the concept that bringing alternative energy projects forward through public funding will increase jobs, save the environment, and lead us into a new era Rc Construction Waterford Mi of clean energy? It seems I can’t even go a single day without reading an article, or talking to someone who has been sold on this concept of alternative energy, on how it will actually help our economy and create jobs as we make the changeover.
The reality is that any viable alternative energy source would be highly disruptive to our economy, and our jobs, whereas, any of these projects that are not viable won’t work, and therefore we shouldn’t spend the money on them, as they certainly won’t produce jobs long-term or really very many jobs in the short term either, especially considering the ratio of job creation to the amount of money spent.
We complain about welfare onto our citizens, and we complain about corporate welfare – but isn’t this push to develop a new energy economy by crushing the one we already have while throwing billions of dollars at it essentially the same thing – worse, it isn’t working, we should inherently know that, and yet we try to cover our losses by creating yet even bigger projects, and putting in regulations which increase the cost of energy that we already have so the new energy can compete with it. In other words, we are modifying and manipulating the free-market system to bring forth unreliable, unviable, and uneconomically feasible clean and green energy projects.
There was a troubling article for those who are hoping to ride the wave of money flows for alternative energy construction projects. The article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on March 18, 2012 titled; “Report: Recession Cost State Green Jobs,” by David R. Bakker. It turns out that the “Core Green” economy shrank 3% with a decrease in overall green jobs since the 2008 economic crisis (between January 2009 and January 2010), same with the construction jobs in new green projects. The Green Building sector dropped four percent.
It appears for all the publicity and political push, along with all the money thrown at the problem, not to mention the many big headline disasters such as Solyndra and others which have shown completely dismal performance by those Garden Design For Small Gardens who promised us they would take charge and usher in a new era of clean energy and millions of green jobs. Turns out they actually lost jobs and billions in the process of implementing their so-called utopian green program.
In a perfect world and in a utopian society we would have abundant clean energy, essentially for free. Still, what we are doing is producing a vast amount of energy at a low price currently, and although we could hope for the other, all this government intervention is not producing what all these brilliant academics have promised. Of all people they should know better, but throw in a little politics, and a little mass media propaganda, and would you look what they’ve created? Nothing, and look at the cost.
The other day, I met a gal whose husband’s construction business had filed bankruptcy, so he got a job on one of these massive alternative energy construction projects. It went bankrupt, now he’s still out of work, and the construction industry has yet to recover. He’s burned out on alternative energy, and well, I think we all are. I guess I have the right to say; “I told you so,” although I wish I had been mistaken in retrospect. Please consider all this and think on it.