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Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program

The DOE Loan Program Is a Winner: Here's Why the Critics Were Wrong

Jonathan Silver | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Jonathan Silver

The program is a winner. Congress should support the loan program or, even better, create a long-term, self-sustaining, energy infrastructure bank modeled on the very program some once mistakenly attacked.

Kate Sheppard

Department of Energy Approves Nuclear Loan Guarantee, But Program Is Off To A Slow Start | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz traveled to Waynesboro, Ga., Thursday to announce the finalization of a $6.5 billion loan guarantee for ...

Kate Sheppard

Former Energy Official Disputes '60 Minutes' Segment On Clean Tech Crash | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "60 Minutes" last Sunday ran a segment on what it described as the "crash" of the clean tech industry, detailing perceived failures in g...

Don't Let Politics Cause Us to Lose Sight of Our Energy Security Goal

Kevin B. Smith | Posted 05.15.2013 | Green
Kevin B. Smith

In his budget proposal presented this week, Congressman Paul Ryan not only gets the facts wrong on the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program, but also misses the point entirely on the importance of renewable energy and our nation's energy future.

Murkowski Warns Against ‘Knee-Jerk’ Reaction To Solyndra

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.05.2012 | Green

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) warned against a “knee-jerk” response to Solyndra, breaking with top Republicans as she voiced her support for fede...

The Real Solyndra Scandal

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green

Rep. Pete Stark (D-Calif.), the 20-term incumbent facing a surprisingly competitive race in California's 15th congressional district, drew headlines r...

Lucia Graves

GOP Lawmaker To Colleagues: Stop 'Pointing Fingers' On Solyndra | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans, one Republican lawmaker says his colleagues might...

Lucia Graves

Republican Lawmaker Accidentally Reveals Truth Behind Solyndra Investigation | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After months of investigations into Solyndra and other Department of Energy loans failed to produce a smoking gun, one Republican lawmak...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Budget Nixes New Money For Program That Funded Solyndra | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a quiet shift from the past two years, President Barack Obama's 2013 budget includes no new money for the Department of Energy loan g...

White House: Energy Department Loan Oversight Needs Overhaul

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Green

* Struggling to fill key positions to manage loans * Did not evaluate failed loan to Solyndra * Chu: will review ideas, ...

Ryan Grim

Beyond Solyndra: Goldman Sachs Profited Off Energy Loans | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Goldman Sachs' decision to handle the doomed Solyndra loan earned the investment banking giant, along with a nifty payday, bad press tha...

Lucia Graves

Chu To Congress: Solyndra Decision Not Influenced By Politics | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- In what amounts to the highest-profile testimony yet in the ongoing Solyndra saga, Energy Secretary Steven Chu took full responsibility...

Lucia Graves

Solyndra Critics Can Claim Their First Scalp | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan Silver, the head of the Department of Energy's loan guarantee program at the heart of the Solyndra controversy, is stepping dow...