Graph of the Day for June 26, 2010

"Spain's Dr. Gabriel Calzada - the author of a damning study concluding that Spain's ‘green jobs' energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure - was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic... Says Calzada:  ‘Before opening it, I called [Thermotechnic] to know what was inside ... they answered, it was their answer to my energy pieces.'"  Christopher Horner, Pajamas Media.  (HT: AoSHQ.)

Net jobs lost per megawatt from green energy, by source

Source:  Gabriel Calzada Alvarez et al, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, March 2009.

Hoven's Index for June 26, 2010

Spain's cost in subsidies per green energy job:

Mini-hydro:  542,825 Euros ($665,661)

Photo-voltaic:  667,826 Euros ($818,887)

Wind:  1,095,795 Euros ($1,343,663)

Average overall:  571,138 Euros ($700,329)

Sources:  Gabriel Calzada Alvarez et al, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and online currency converter.

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