Saturday, May 4, 2013

PROJECT - NO PROJECT REPORT

This is an amazing comprehensive study done by the US Chamber of Commerce.  The report focuses on energy projects in the US and the problems the projects incurred in the path of approval and then died.  Unfortunately, the report is now almost two years old.

Here are some of the quotes:

The results of this analysis are startling! One of the most surprising findings is that it is just as difficult to build a wind farm in the U.S. as it is to build a coal-fired power plant. In fact, roughly 45 percent of the challenged projects that were identified are renewable energy projects. Often, many of the same groups urging us to think globally about renewable energy are acting locally to stop the very same renewable energy projects that could create jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
I've mentioned this before.  CA, of all places which has blazed the path for renewable energy is getting almost insurmountable roadblocks thrown up by these same environmental groups.  How ironic!

Based on our review of the circumstances of the 351 projects identified, we conclude that, absent policy action aimed at constructive reforms to the regulatory process, there is substantial risk that economic progress and opportunity will to continue to be denied for millions of American citizens.
Here's a list of the CA projects:

And here's what it means in terms of money into the CA economy: 142,100 jobs
Don't you guys WANT THESE JOBS?



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