Q: Won’t Joe Biden’s energy plan create enough “green energy jobs” to offset millions of lost jobs in the fossil fuel industry?
A: No. By making energy unreliable and unaffordable for every American industry, the Biden Plan would create mass "green joblessness."
“Together, these steps will unleash a clean energy revolution in America, create good paying union jobs that cannot be outsourced, and spur the installation of millions of solar panels – including utility-scale, rooftop, and community solar systems – and tens of thousands of wind turbines – including thousands of turbines off our coasts – in Biden’s first term.”
The Biden Plan to build a modern, sustainable infrastructure and an equitable clean energy future
“...we find that electricity prices are 11% higher seven years after RPS passage, largely due to indirect grid integration costs (e.g., transmission and intermittency).”
Michael Greenstone and Ishan Nath - Do Renewable Portfolio Standards Deliver Cost-Effective Carbon Abatement?
Solar and wind provided 33.6% of German net electricity generation in 2019.
Fraunhofer ISE energy-charts.info
German household electricity prices have more than doubled to over 0.3€ per kWh ($0.35 per kWh depending on currency exchange rate) since 2000 when the modern renewable energy law started to massively incentivize solar and wind capacity on the German grid.
BDEW Strompreisanalyse July 2020 p. 7
The average US household price in 2019 was $0.1301 per kWh.
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Electric Power Annual table 5a
Plastics Granulating Services (PGS), based in Kilburn in Adelaide's inner-north, said it had seen its monthly power bills increase from $80,000 to $180,000 over the past 18 months.” ABC News Australia - SA plastics recycling business closes due to $100k hike in power bills↩