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Eric Clapton can explain energy efficiency to you

Hello humanoids! It's been a while since I've been writing in this space; glad to be back.

In the last several months I've been reading about large-scale energy projects on public lands - and I've been trying to keep my eyeballs peeled for reports of their benefits, like success in creating jobs. I'm not the only one. The Las Vegas Sun's Delen Goldberg wrote yesterday about a project in Nevada called Copper Mountain, run by Sempra Energy. Here's the stats for that 775,000 panel array:

Temporary construction jobs created: 350. Not bad.
Nevadans employed: 262. That’s a good share.
Solar power coming to Nevada: 0. Zip.
Parts manufactured in Nevada: 0. Zilch.
Permanent jobs created: 5. That’s not a typo. State incentives developer Sempra Generation received: $12 million. That’s not a typo, either.