One coal worker or 79 solar ones, same electricity

One coal worker or 79 solar ones, same electricity:

The New York Times tells us that Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal. But watch the pea –  these jobs are “energy jobs”, not jobs that use energy.

Apparently it takes 79 people to create the same energy through solar as one person does through coal. (And that would be cheaper, how? )

Washington Examiner.

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Solar Roadways: Busted! (Video)

Related info:

Solar Road Costs $4.3 Million – Generates Enough Power To Run ONE Microwave


Jul 15, 2014

After the solar roadways project made all these claims that they were basically ready to start manufacturing their solar roadway panels… turns out, that merely 4 years ago, the thought it would take ~50 million USD.
This is ignoring all the other issues they had:
-no functional road surface
-no plan for road manufacture
-no cost realistic plans for implementation of power transport systems.

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Green Energy Is Causing Power Shortages In Europe During An Awful Winter

Green Energy Is Causing Power Shortages In Europe During An Awful Winter

H/t reader kevin a:

“Green Energy Is Causing Power Shortages In Europe During An Awful Winter

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/09/green-energy-is-causing-power-shortages-in-europe-during-an-awful-winter/#ixzz4YVwJZZDO
Green energy subsidies and mandates have greatly increased the price of electricity throughout Germany, especially, which has some of the continent’s highest power prices. The German government has mandated that the nuclear reactors be replaced with wind or solar power, but the estimated cost of doing so is over $1.1 trillion.

http://www.diw.de/documents/publikationen/73/diw_01.c.505850.de/15-22-1.pdf
If you can translate a little that would be great.”

I can translate it, but I have no time.

Sorry about that.

Google translation: HERE

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Chinese, Germans Bidding To Turn Abandoned Nuclear Wasteland Of Chernobyl Into Solar Farm

Chinese, Germans Bidding To Turn Abandoned Nuclear Wasteland Of Chernobyl Into Solar Farm:

For 30 years the 1,000 square miles surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia have lay largely inhabited and remains one of the most radioactively contaminated areas in the world.  But that’s all about to change if a group of German and Chinese investors have their way about it.

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In 2016, Solar Employed More People in Electricity Generation Than Gas, Coal, & Oil COMBINED

In 2016, Solar Employed More People in Electricity Generation Than Gas, Coal, & Oil COMBINED:

A new U.S. Energy and Employment Report is providing yet another indication that our energy paradigm is rapidly shifting away from fossil fuels. The most promise for jobs lies in clean energy, with solar jobs in particular rising at a tremendous rate.

The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s second annual report found that, in 2016, solar employment was almost double that of fossil fuel employment in the Electric Power Generation sector.

“Proportionally, solar employment accounts for the largest share of workers in the Electric Power Generation sector. This is largely due to the construction related to the significant buildout of new solar generation capacity. Solar technologies, both photovoltaic and concentrating, employ almost 374,000 workers, or 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation workforce. This is followed by fossil fuel generation employment, which accounts for 22 percent of total Electric Power Generation employment and supports 187,117 workers across coal, oil, and natural gas generation technologies.

Rising employment in solar, wind, and natural gas coincides with the shift in energy generation by source, especially given recent large-scale distributed and utility-scale solar capacity additions.”

The total number of jobs in the Traditional Energy and Efficiency sectors was 6.4 million for 2016, which includes: 1) electric power generation and fuels, 2) transmission, distribution and storage, 3) energy efficiency, and 4) motor vehicles.

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