JosÃ© Guardia quotes a King Juan Carlos University of Madrid study which contends that every government-subsidized “green job” costs more than two ordinary jobs.
For every new position that depends on energy price supports, at least 2.2 jobs in other industries will disappear, according to a study from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. …
The premiums paid for solar, biomass, wave and wind power – – which are charged to consumers in their bills — translated into a $774,000 cost for each Spanish â€œgreen jobâ€ created since 2000, said Gabriel Calzada, an economics professor at the university and author of the report.
â€œThe loss of jobs could be greater if you account for the amount of lost industry that moves out of the country due to higher energy prices,â€ he said in an interview.