Biden repeated the myth of creating jobs with green energy mandates, an idea thoroughly debunked over a decade ago. It’s classic Broken Window Fallacy thinking and the news media should be ashamed to let it go unchallenged. You can’t just count the jobs required to build and install wind and solar, you must also count the jobs lost elsewhere due to high energy costs and diversion of capital.
The notion that the economy can be grown by paying 3 times as much for energy, thus raising the costs of everything manufactured, especially while China and the developing world suffer no such handicap is so childish that Biden should have choked on the words, and the fact that the claim has not been “fact checked” by the mainstream media shows that journalists are either colosally ignorant or they are hoping the public is.
Since this article appeared, the cost of solar, excluding the required backup at night, has gone down slightly but the cost of wind has gone up as the extremely short lives of the turbine blades have become apparent. Wind also suffers a grave scaling problem as the onshore locations that recover the costs of the turbines are used up pretty quickly.
So, Biden’s Green Energy Jobs program would plunge us into a depression that would leave the US an agrarian vassal of China forever.