European governments continue to back away from renewable energy

Blog, Energy, Joseph Quesnel

A new and interesting op-ed confirms once again that renewable energy is not working in Europe.

European governments are moving away from renewable energy subsidies. The European Union in fact is quietly rolling back its renewable energy agenda.

This op-ed’s research confirms a 2011 Frontier Centre study that found that experiments with renewable energy in Europe have led to net job losses, higher energy prices, and widespread corruption.

The experience of “green jobs” is they merely replace jobs in other sectors and contribute less to economic growth.

Canadian policy makers should look to the example of Europe before embarking on any ambitious “green jobs” agenda.