The EU's 'green jobs' muddle

Europe has set some worthy goals and made significant progress toward a green energy future, but when Britain is installing more solar power than Greece and Spain, questions need to be asked.

The argument that renewable energy should be favoured because it will create ‘green jobs’ – a view held by environmental groups, policymakers and companies in the renewables sector – is trumping economic logic in Europe.

Developed countries are overhauling their ageing fossil fuel energy and, at the same time, responding to new challenges including energy security and climate change.

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