Sen. Sherrod Brown Now Blames Green Energy Stimulus Fail On……China!

Let’s spin the Wheel Of Blame

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) is warning that Chinese trade practices in growing markets for renewable energy components could undermine the goals of U.S. energy spending in the big 2009 stimulus law.

“They absolutely can,” Brown said in an interview broadcast Sunday. The 2009 stimulus law steered tens of billions of dollars into various energy efficiency and “clean energy” programs to help boost U.S. development.

There must be some sort of explanation for this, other than just rampant stupidity and avoidance of responsibility

Brown is among several senators backing the United Steelworkers’ push for the U.S. to bring a WTO case against China over its energy trade practices.

Ah. The unions. We should have known. Still and all, the Stimulus dumped tens of billions of dollars into creating so-called green jobs, which they cannot even define what they actually are. But, hey, instead of creating them, they are going to talk about them. Oh, they’ll train a few people, who then come to realize that there aren’t actually many green jobs available.

And then there are issues such as legislating away standard incandescent light bulbs, mandating the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs. And the country that manufactures the majority? If you answered “China“, take an early morning shot.

Of course, how can you create sustainable green jobs when the same people calling for them refuse to let the projects go forward? They’re all for using wind power, right up to the point where someone wants to actually build the windmills, because they might kill a bird or two. They’re all for solar, until the solar farm wants to run a transmission line to the consumers. The line might annoy a lizard or snake. Hydro-electric is great, until they block the projects because a fish might have to change its behavior. And building electric cars are great……for everyone else. They need their big SUVs to get around and do their errands.

Next up? Your vacuum cleaner and other appliances. Maybe Sherrod Brown can sponsor legislation to provide subsidies to those who buy vacuums that work like they were made in 1960, and when no one buys them, blame someone else.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach. Re-Change 2010!

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