A digital media outlet dedicated to reporting on the “energy transition,” Clean Energy Wire, reported that the renewable energy industry in Germany suffered a catastrophic loss of more than 50% of the jobs over the last 10 years.
The report divides the job losses into three main sectors:
- Renewable energy production and installation: fell from 300,000 jobs in 2011 to 150,000 in 2018.
- Solar PV panel production and installation fell from a record 133,000 jobs in 2011 to less than 28,000 seven years later.
- In the wind industry, the number of jobs fell from a record of about 108,000 in 2016 to less than 70,000 just two years later.
According to the report, “The drop in employment is mostly due to the collapse of Germany’s solar power industry over the past decade, as many companies were forced out of business thanks to cheaper competitors from China scooping up most of the market.”
China, the only member of the international community that does not have to sign the Paris Agreement despite being the country that emits the most carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (which is not the one causing the temperature rise), is the big winner of climate change fanaticism.
A gray future for the United States
This report on the renewable energy industry is a stick warning for Americans who, under Joe Biden’s administration, are also headed for the same fate.
During the second presidential debate, Joe Biden promised Americans “a transition” from fossil fuels to renewables, an idea of globalist leaders that has only damaged economies and put millions out of work.
Shortly after taking office as president, Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, a project to transport gas and oil between Canada and the United States, destroying at least 11,000 jobs in record time.
Biden’s premise was that his “green ambition,” estimated to cost $2 trillion, would not destroy jobs, but would create new jobs under the new mode.
But apparently the Democratic administration has no answers as to the specifics of how this transition will occur.
This past Monday, a Fox News reporter, Peter Doocy, asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki when those “green” jobs would come to the people who were put out of work by the pipeline cancellation.
So when are the green jobs coming?
“When is it that the Biden administration is going to let the thousands of fossil fuel industry workers, whether its pipeline workers or construction workers who are either out of work or will soon be out of work because of Biden’s EO, when it is and where it is that they can go for their green jobs?” Doocy asked.
“Well, I’d certainly welcome you to present your data of all the thousands and thousands of people who won’t be getting green jobs,” Psaki said. “Maybe next time you’re here you can present that.”
To which the reporter again replied, “But you said that they would be getting green jobs, so I’m just asking when that happens?”
Psaki said the president “talked about the American Rescue Plan, he talked about his plans to also put forward a jobs plan in the weeks or months following. He has every plan to do exactly that.”
However, not being able to answer directly how Biden will go about creating jobs while destroying others certainly raises a lot of concern.
In addition, Biden revived visa programs for large corporations to hire foreign labor at lower wages than Americans, even as millions are trying to cope with the effects of the economic shutdown under the pandemic.
There is no indication that these projections by the Biden administration will benefit Americans; in fact, so far, they have only hurt the country.