US Congress, House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Majority Staff
[From a Greenwire article by Emily Yehle, sub. req'd] …The new GOP report focuses on the failure of the Treasury and Energy departments to count actual jobs created.
Instead, administration officials provided the committee with the NREL study that concluded the 1603 program helped create between 52,000 and 75,000 jobs per year from 2009 through 2011. Most of those were indirect jobs through supply-chain industries like manufacturing.
Republicans argue that such figures are misleading, since they are based on models and not on an actual count. They also point to the report’s disclaimer that some projects might have progressed without a 1603 award…