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The U.S. Government as Venture Capitalist: Why Go There?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Putting aside all the political BS, the case raises good questions: Why should the U.S. government provide venture capital? And if there's a rationale, how much should they provide, and on what terms?

Solyndra Bankruptcy Plan Approved, Even Though The Government Says It's Not All That Great

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business

(Reuters) - Solyndra, the failed solar panel maker, received court approval on Monday for its plan to repay creditors after a bankruptcy judge overrul...

Mitt Romney's Campaign Forced To Clarify His Claims After First Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Much of the attention following the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Wednesday night has been focused on Mitt Romney's bid to recast himsel...

China Laughs, New England Cries, Over Attacks on Clean Energy

Joshua Freed | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Joshua Freed

The anti-Solyndra narrative obscures the facts about clean energy in the U.S. -- much of it is booming. America can win these markets, as long as we stop prematurely abandoning our own technologies and entrepreneurs.

GOP Report Makes Harsh Accusations Against Obama Administration

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Obama administration ignored warnings from its own analysts to cut its losses on ...

Sorry, Taxpayers, Solyndra's Not Paying Back Most Of Its Government Loan

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

Solyndra's not going to pay back the better part of its loans, which is bad news for its investors -- better known as U.S. taxpayers. Solyndra, the...

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...

GOP Lawmaker's Solar Energy Hypocrisy

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.15.2012 | Green

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) has been among the most vociferous opponents of the Obama administration's energy policies. On Tuesday, he stood on the othe...

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...

Can a Businessman Run a Country?

Bill Gunderson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Bill Gunderson

If a bunch of politicians can run the country into the ground, I feel pretty confident that it will take some businessmen to turn it around.

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Ad Defends Energy Record, Fingers Billionaire Brothers As 'Not Tethered' To Facts | Sam Stein | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Obama for America began a nationwide television ad campaign Wednesday afternoon that was telling both for the places it will air and for...

President Obama's $4 Billion Commitment to Green Jobs

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Natalie Pace

President Obama announced nearly $4 billion in combined federal and private sector energy upgrades to buildings over the next two years.

Ryan Grim

Key Staffer Investigating Solyndra Has Been On Both Sides | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the House Energy and Commerce Committee met in October to decide what Solyndra-related documents to subpoena from the White House, ...

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...

Sam Stein

Solyndra Subpoena Rejected By Obama Administration | Sam Stein | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House Counsel's Office has formally rejected a congressional subpoena of documents relating to the $535 million loan guarantee...

Solyndra's Screwup Can't Stop the Rooftop Revolution

Tyson Slocum | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Tyson Slocum

The Solyndra scandal highlights the flaws of the loan guarantee method of incentivizing promising technologies. It is therefore a failure of incentive design - and not of green energy.

Solar Scapegoat

Edward Flattau | Posted 12.12.2011 | Green
Edward Flattau

Simply because "green" energy is a mainstay of President Obama's domestic policy, House Republicans are fixated on discrediting it, even if that means abdicating future leadership to China in the global technology revolution.

Michael McAuliff

NRCC 'Green Casino' Charge Craps Out On Truth | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Republican Party's lead campaign groups tried to turn the Solyndra failure into an election issue Tuesday, accusing President...

Obama: Clean Energy Loans 'Entail Some Risk, By Definition'

Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

Speaking at the White House Thursday about the economy and jobs, President Obama said loan guarantees for the clean energy sector are needed to help U...

Michael McAuliff

White House Slams GOP Claim 'We Can't Compete With China' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is seizing on remarks by a top Republican who argued that the United States cannot compete with China in the so...

Lucia Graves

Obama Says He Has No Regrets About Solyndra Loan | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.03.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday he has no regrets about granting a $528 million federal loan to Solyndra Inc., arguing it wasn't poss...

Joe Walsh Vows To Fight For Gun Rights, Says Obama Administration Should Be Investigated

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Illinois the last state in the union without some form of concealed carry law on the books, and outspoken U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh says he is going to chan...

After Solyndra

Uwe T. Schmidt | Posted 11.26.2011 | Green
Uwe T. Schmidt

What went wrong with Solyndra? Nothing, except one company's bankruptcy has put doubt on the credibility of a government program that otherwise is being administered efficiently.

Solyndra Executives To Plead The Fifth At Hearing

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Two of Solyndra's top executives announced on Tuesday they will invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to answer any questions a...

Lucia Graves

WATCH: Solyndra Debacle: Fire Top DOE Loan Official, Cliff Stearns Declares | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chair of the House subcommittee that's leading the probe into the federal government's loan guarantee to So...