Green energy is good for jobs, but not in the UK it seems…
Wind energy engineer Kurt Myers [Image source: Idaho National Laboratory]
As many people around the world now know, the British government is currently involved in a ‘demolition job’, dismantling its renewable energy sector. For a government that has expressed its desire to generate prosperity in the country and resolve the deficit, this is bizarre, for the simple reason that, compared to fossil fuels, renewable energy generation creates more jobs, and that means greater prosperity, higher levels of consumption and generally all-round good news for the economy.
Previously, it was Tony Abbott’s Australia that occupied the top slot for insanity with regard to national energy policy, but now the UK looks set to move into the space that Abbott vacated.