Go Make Solar Panels

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
“You know, you look at the consequences of black lung for a miner, for instance, and measure that against the fastest growing job in the United States before COVID was solar power technician. The same people can do those jobs, but the choice of doing the solar power one now is a better choice. Similarly, you have the second fastest growing job pre-COVID was wind turbine technician,” he continued. “So what President Biden wants to do is make sure those folks have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people that go to work to make the solar panels, that we’re making them here at home.”

Kerry went on to blame the losses in the fossil fuel sectors on “market forces,” shifting responsibility away from the Biden administration.






Gas Industry Workers Who Lose Their Jobs Can Go ‘Make The Solar Panels’
 

SamSpade

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Yeah and you can go into brain surgery, Senator. Biden thinks so little of programming, coal miners can give up a career in the mines and go tap on a computer.

Honestly, these guys think oh getting a new job is a breeze, just go over there and get one.
Oh? It's in a new state. No problem just move into your house in THAT state.

You know what gets me is, how MANY of these guys will claim oh the pipeline jobs were only for six months or a year or two, so - no problem.

For someone having a HARD TIME of it, a good paying job for a year is pure gold.
Dammit, these guys are clueless.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Honestly, these guys think oh getting a new job is a breeze, just go over there and get one.
My wife's best friend is married to a guy in the O&G Industry ... they life in Houston at the moment, but the husband spent 2 yrs in Kansas, and they have been in several places in Texas. Same company different refineries
 

Sneakers

Just sneakin' around....
Solar panels are not "made" in the US. All done overseas. The most they can do here is install them.
 
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PeoplesElbow

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Yeah and you can go into brain surgery, Senator. Biden thinks so little of programming, coal miners can give up a career in the mines and go tap on a computer.

Honestly, these guys think oh getting a new job is a breeze, just go over there and get one.
Oh? It's in a new state. No problem just move into your house in THAT state.

You know what gets me is, how MANY of these guys will claim oh the pipeline jobs were only for six months or a year or two, so - no problem.

For someone having a HARD TIME of it, a good paying job for a year is pure gold.
Dammit, these guys are clueless.
That's because he sees how easy it is for Hunter to get high paying jobs.
 

SamSpade

Well-Known Member
You know, years ago we all remember guys who could not understand why so many of us had a hard time getting a date. Usually these guys were rich, looked like male models and would give puzzled expressions and say something like what’s the problem just ask someone. Don’t you know anyone?

The rest of us just shook our heads. You’ve never been turned down before have you?

It’s sad we have people making policy who have never struggled with money or been out of work unable to find a job.
 
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Clem72

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Solar panels are not "made" in the US. All done overseas. The most they can do here is install them.
  • Heliene – Mountain Iron, MN (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Mission Solar – San Antonio, TX
  • Seraphim – Jackson, MS (U.S. headquarters)
  • Silfab Solar – Bellingham, WA (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Solaria – Fremont, CA (U.S. headquarters)
  • SolarTech Universal – Riviera Beach, FL
  • SolarWorld Americas – Hillsboro, OR
  • SunSpark – Riverside, CA
  • Tesla/Panasonic – Buffalo, NY (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Auxin Solar – San Jose, CA
  • CertainTeed Solar – San Jose, CA
  • CSUN – McClellan Park, CA
  • First Solar – Perrysburg, OH
  • Global Solar – Tucson, AZ
  • GreenBrilliance – Baltimore, MD
  • Hanwha Q CELLS – Dalton, GA
  • JinkoSolar – Jacksonville, FL
  • LG Solar USA – Huntsville, AL
  • Lumos Solar – San Jose, CA
  • MiaSolé – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Prism Solar – Highland, NY
  • Solar Electric America – Richmond, VA
  • SolSuntech – Virginia
  • SunPower – San Jose, CA
All of these companies make panels in the USA. About 2/3rds of them import the cells, but they make the panels. The other third make the cells as well.
 

black dog

Free America
  • Heliene – Mountain Iron, MN (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Mission Solar – San Antonio, TX
  • Seraphim – Jackson, MS (U.S. headquarters)
  • Silfab Solar – Bellingham, WA (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Solaria – Fremont, CA (U.S. headquarters)
  • SolarTech Universal – Riviera Beach, FL
  • SolarWorld Americas – Hillsboro, OR
  • SunSpark – Riverside, CA
  • Tesla/Panasonic – Buffalo, NY (U.S. manufacturing facility)
  • Auxin Solar – San Jose, CA
  • CertainTeed Solar – San Jose, CA
  • CSUN – McClellan Park, CA
  • First Solar – Perrysburg, OH
  • Global Solar – Tucson, AZ
  • GreenBrilliance – Baltimore, MD
  • Hanwha Q CELLS – Dalton, GA
  • JinkoSolar – Jacksonville, FL
  • LG Solar USA – Huntsville, AL
  • Lumos Solar – San Jose, CA
  • MiaSolé – Sunnyvale, CA
  • Prism Solar – Highland, NY
  • Solar Electric America – Richmond, VA
  • SolSuntech – Virginia
  • SunPower – San Jose, CA
All of these companies make panels in the USA. About 2/3rds of them import the cells, but they make the panels. The other third make the cells as well.
Over Achiever......
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
These coal miner dig in the earth. Maybe they could get job burying the propellers off these wind generators.
Yes they have to bury them because they are not recyclable.

 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
John Kerry To Gas And Coal Workers: Make ‘Better Choices’ Because Your Jobs Are Going Away





“I think that that, unfortunately, workers have been fed a false narrative, surprise, for the last few years. They’ve been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense. No, it’s not. What’s happening to them is happening because of other market forces already taking place,” Kerry said, calling climate change a “crisis” that needs to be addressed swiftly by banning the predominant forms of affordable energy in the U.S.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pushed back on Kerry’s statement, claiming it was crude of the non-scientist to assume that he knew what was best for millions of people.

“What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say,” Cruz said on Fox News. “You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away,’ as John Kerry said right there. Quelle surprise that the Democratic elites have decided that blue-collar workers, that union members, that men and women with calluses on their hands, they’ve made the ‘wrong choices,’ in John Kerry’s words.”
 
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Hijinx

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John Kerry To Gas And Coal Workers: Make ‘Better Choices’ Because Your Jobs Are Going Away





“I think that that, unfortunately, workers have been fed a false narrative, surprise, for the last few years. They’ve been fed the notion that somehow dealing with climate is coming at their expense. No, it’s not. What’s happening to them is happening because of other market forces already taking place,” Kerry said, calling climate change a “crisis” that needs to be addressed swiftly by banning the predominant forms of affordable energy in the U.S.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pushed back on Kerry’s statement, claiming it was crude of the non-scientist to assume that he knew what was best for millions of people.

“What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say,” Cruz said on Fox News. “You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away,’ as John Kerry said right there. Quelle surprise that the Democratic elites have decided that blue-collar workers, that union members, that men and women with calluses on their hands, they’ve made the ‘wrong choices,’ in John Kerry’s words.”
Born with a silver spoon in his traitorous mouth and then playing gigolo and marrying more riches.
Not a bad way to earn a living.
Unfortunately most of us do not get such a start in life.

How many houses does this environmentalist prick have?


Oh! and a private jet too.
 
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SamSpade

Well-Known Member
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pushed back on Kerry’s statement, claiming it was crude of the non-scientist to assume that he knew what was best for millions of people.

“What an arrogant, out-of-touch statement for a centimillionaire to say,” Cruz said on Fox News. “You know, ‘You little people, you know, I don’t like the choices you’re making, and so your jobs go away,’ as John Kerry said right there. Quelle surprise that the Democratic elites have decided that blue-collar workers, that union members, that men and women with calluses on their hands, they’ve made the ‘wrong choices,’ in John Kerry’s words.”
You know, if he hadn't been such a whiny little turd when HE ran for President I'd easily have supported him. I like the new improved bearded Cruz.
I do think he would be better as a Chief Justice except that SCOTUS justices tend to say very little in public - as they're supposed to.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Climate Czar John Kerry Says Tens of Thousands of Jobs Will Be Cut for Zero Benefit


Kerry explained that the United States needed to pay through the nose and lose jobs to ensure other countries reduce their emissions. China and India are the two primary sources of carbon emissions, and the Paris Accords give them a pass for years after other signatories commit to achieving net-zero.

Kerry said employees currently in the fossil fuel industry would transfer to working as solar panel technicians and windmill technicians when asked about job losses. Perhaps they could work in the manufacture of the same. Sure. Solar panels, as well as the batteries required, involve the use of rare metals. China currently produces 73% of the world’s solar panels. China also has 61% of the rare earth metals required for solar panels. If you think the CCP will not subsidize this entire industry and keep the manufacturing of the panels and the batteries, you haven’t been paying attention. They already did it with pharmaceuticals and a host of other industries.

Kerry also used some sneaky weasel words. He said wind turbine service technicians and solar installers were the fastest-growing jobs before the pandemic. According to BLS, these jobs made up two of the three expected to have the highest percentage change in employment between 2019-29. There were 7,000 wind turbine technicians in 2019. If this number grows at 61% as forecasted, that would mean an additional 4,300 jobs by 2029. Solar installers numbered 12,000 and are expected to add 6,100. The position in the number two slot is Nurse Practitioners. In 2019, 263,400 Nurse Practitioners were in the workplace, and that job is expected to add 43% more or 117,700 over a decade. You can see the obvious problem with Kerry’s statement.

Beyond the obvious problems of using low-density energy sources like wind and solar to power high-density living in urban and suburban areas, the assertions the administration is making about workforce opportunities and even U.S. manufacturing are absurd. We are going to kill millions of jobs for absolutely nothing. Canceling the Keystone XL project was a gift to Vladimir Putin and his petrol economy, just as no new leases on federal land will be. Pushing a rapid transition to green will be a boon for the Chinese Communist Party while they continue to pollute at alarming rates and lie about it.
 
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