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Solyndra Bankruptcy

Controversial Founder Will Likely Avoid Criminal Charges

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, July 11 (Reuters) - The founder of bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra will likely avoid criminal charges...

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...

Notorious Bankrupt Company Blames Chinese Companies For Failure

Posted 10.15.2012 | Business

Solyndra, the green energy giant that filed for bankruptcy last year, is claiming that three Chinese solar panel firms are responsible for its ruin. ...

Investment Firms May Net Huge Tax Breaks From Solyndra Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | Business

By Tom Hals Aug 27 (Reuters) - Two investment firms could walk away from the bankruptcy of solar panel maker Solyndra LLC with hundreds...

Aaron Sankin

LOOK: Why Do Conservatives Despise This Art Project? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.24.2012 | San Francisco

Some of the best art often comes out of tragedy. Government-funded green energy firm Solyndra made national headlines when it imploded last year. A...

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...

Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsThe federal energy loan program that has created headaches for President Barack Obama has a Mitt Romney connection.Cathy T...

Subsidies for Renewable Energy: American as Apple Pie

Benjamin Healey | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Benjamin Healey

It is a simple and straightforward falsehood when established energy industries or special interests describe renewables as sops for federal money. Rather, the renewables industry is getting relatively less government help, not more, than traditional competitors.

Solyndra: An Ode to Not-So-Clean Energy

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

So it's nice to be inventive when you gaze into the sky. When those warming rays inspire you, give the power cell a try. Just make sure you're well connected if you want your piece of pie. So big... so fast... Solyndra!

Bachmann: Scandal 'Makes Watergate Look Like Child's Play'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann shared her thoughts on the Solyndra issue today, saying the loan scandal "makes Watergate look like...

Steven Chu Solyndra Testimony Set For Nov. 17

Politico | DARREN SAMUELSOHN | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is set to testify about Solyndra on Nov. 17 before the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee, an Obama administ...

Government Picking Winners and Losers = Corruption

Gary Johnson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Gary Johnson

What Americans are demanding -- whether they are occupying Wall Street or not -- is that Washington stop helping us to death, and simply allow a level playing field for all to succeed or fail without the burden of a government that does too much and spends too much.

Lynne Peeples

Ryan Park: Solar Energy's Future Remains Bright | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.16.2011 | Green

Spending less on one's monthly energy bill -- that's appealing. Saving the environment at the same time, says Ryan Park, "that's icing on the cake." ...

How Solyndra's Failure Promises A Brighter Future For Solar Power

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Green

By David Biello (Click here for original article.) Entrepreneur is just a fancy French word for a salesman, and a sales pitch isn't necessarily co...

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...

Sam Stein

Former McCain Adviser Offers Oil, Gas Industry A Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A host of industry experts, including a former adviser to Sen. John McCain, are urging lawmakers not to stigmatize either green energy o...

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.

Paul Needham

On The Road: Solyndra's Workers Join Scramble For Jobs | Paul Needham | Posted 11.23.2011 | Green

NEWARK, Calif. -- While 51-year-old Mohammad Sharifi, a married father of two, was getting ready for work on Aug. 31, his son came into the bedroom to...

Tom Zeller Jr.

The Solyndra Scandal: Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

The story of Solyndra, the Silicon Valley solar technology start-up that received half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the federal governmen...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Decrying 'Job Killing' Green Energy Agenda Have Sought Green Jobs, Letters Show | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House Oversight Committee may be accusing the White House of a "job killing" green energy agenda in a hearing Thursday -- bu...

The Solyndra Scandal: Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

The story of Solyndra, the Silicon Valley solar technology start-up that received half a billion dollars in loan guarantees from the federal governmen...

The Green Economy Will Easily Overcome Solyndra's Bankruptcy

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

The bankruptcy of the Solyndra, despite massive federal loan guarantees, has analysts and pundits declaring the demise of the green job movement. Don't look now, but I think the corpse is breathing. One bankruptcy will not kill the trend toward green jobs.

Solar Through the Looking Glass

David Fenton | Posted 11.18.2011 | Green
David Fenton

The bankruptcy of one company -- Solyndra -- is being used by oil and coal company agents to portray solar electricity as a failure. It's an outrage how this story is being spun upside down while solar's success is ignored.