"Green Jobs" Are Starting To Sound a Lot Like Those Jobs At The Museum of Science and Trucking on the Sopranos

Via Christopher Horner:

Spain's Dr. Gabriel Calzada "” the author of a damning study concluding that Spain's "green jobs" energy program has been a catastrophic economic failure "” was mailed a dismantled bomb on Tuesday by solar energy company Thermotechnic.

Says Calzada:

Before opening it, I called [Thermotechnic] to know what was inside "¦ they answered, it was their answer to my energy pieces.

Dr. Calzada contacted a terrorism expert to handle the package. The expert first performed a scan of the package, then opened it in front of a journalist, Dr. Calzada, and a private security expert.

The terrorism consultant said he had seen this before:

This time you receive unconnected pieces. Next time it can explode in your hands.

Dr. Calzada added:

[The terrorism expert] told me that this was a warning.

The bomb threat is just the latest intimidation Dr. Calzada has faced since releasing his report and following up with articles in Expansion (a Spanish paper similar to the Financial Times). A minister from Spain's Socialist government called the rector of King Juan Carlos University "” Dr. Calzada's employer "” seeking Calzada's ouster. Calzada was not fired, but he was stripped of half of his classes at the university. The school then dropped its accreditation of a summer university program with which Calzada's think tank "” Instituto Juan de Mariana "” was associated.

Additionally, the head of Spain's renewable energy association and the head of its communist trade union wrote opinion pieces in top Spanish newspapers accusing Calzada of being "unpatriotic" "” they did not charge him with being incorrect, but of undermining Spain by daring to write the report.


  1. Billy Ruff'n:

    And the judge in Lousiana who blocked Obama's drilling moratorium apparently has received death threats (http://www.bayoubuzz.com/buzz/latest-buzz/10729-gulf-oil-moratorium-judge-threatened).

    Is there a pattern here?

    Get in the way of the environmental movement these days, and you may put your life at risk.

  2. ELL857:

    Ah alas, poor, poor bleeding Spain. Who will be their Franco?

  3. caseyboy:

    There is more at risk than professional reputations on the "green movement". The money is obscene. The Chicago Climate Exchange stands ready to start making money trading carbon credits. We are talking huge money made selling smoke. I don't think these people will pick up there ball and go home willingly.

  4. gmsc:

    All truth goes through 3 stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.

  5. m.jed:

    "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!"

  6. Dan:

    Update, "it was some sort of mix-up" and somehow the shipping company took the blame for messing up a shipment of car parts?