Some researchers claim that all sorts of other economic benefits will accrue from investment in green energy, including increased productivity, higher disposable incomes, and lower operating costs for businesses. Gülen concludes that the assertions are, "...Not backed up by any evidence and are inconsistent with the realities of green technologies and energy markets." The primary problem is that green energy technologies are still very inefficient and expensive compared to fossil fuels. Deploying less efficient, more expensive alternative energy sources will hurt businesses and consumers, not help them.
On April 5, 2012, Jared Bernstein, former White House economic adviser, said in Las Vegas, NV, "When I worked for the administration I was very active in the implementation of the Recovery Act. And one thing we found about clean energy was that if you build a solar plant you are going to hire a lot of people. If you run a solar plant, it doesn't take a ton of people to run some of these plants. The labor-saving technology around the actual production of clean energy is quite intense. So some of these firms don't employ as many people as you might hope." One of the main points of the stimulus was to create jobs. So the fact that it doesn't is quite troubling, especially in light of all the money (that we didn't have) spent.
Green energy may produce jobs for highly skilled engineers, but it will not produce many jobs for US manufacturing workers.
OK, all you Kool-Aid drinkers, invent some way to blame "Wascally Wepublicans."
But that's just my opinion.