Germany has initiated an off shore wind project that is going to be 7 times the area of NYC. The study has already be completed on the idea that if a wind farm was built across the US east coast that it would supply enough energy to run All houses, cars, trucks, to the Mississippi. I am dumb but would such a project change the employment picture of the country?
Exactly. Nuclear power is a perfect case in point. The only way they can survive is with the government backing them, with the public there to cover their losses, should an accident such as Chernobyl or Fukushima occur (see the Price Anderson Act).
Regarding economic value, let's make sure that you're taking into account the cost of negative externalities, when talking about one energy form that's cheaper than others. Oil may look cheap, but when you look at the related death and sickness, military costs, environmental costs (including storms like Sandy), subsidies, etc., it becomes clear that the real economic value of oil is much lower than what we might figure when looking at the cost of generation.