Nevada’s Still Looking for Green Jobs

President Obama’s making a pitch for his national energy strategy.  Speaking in Boulder City, Nevada, at the Copper Mountain Solar I plant, he says the strategy must include an aggressive pursuit of clean, alternative energy sources.

The President also says the solar energy industry’s increasing, adding the U.S. must continue efforts to lessen dependency on foreign oil.  However, he failed to speak about the number of green jobs clean energy’s providing in the state with the nations highest unemployment rate.

That’s because at Copper Mountain Solar One, which is touted as the nation’s largest photovoltaic solar power plant, there are only five permanent full-time employees. Mind you, the cost of the plant is about $141 million with CMS II currently being built and CMS III in the planning stage.

That’s not much bang for your taxpayer buck.

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