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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?

Judge Approves Sale Of Former Solyndra Headquarters

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 11.15.2012 | Green

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of failed solar power company Solyndra's former headquarters to Seagate Technolo...

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...

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.

Right-Wing Group Targets Obama Energy Loan

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — A Republican-leaning group will begin airing a major advertisement this week critical of the Obama administration's investment into...

After Losing Fed Loan, Military Solar Project Back On Track

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO -- A $1 billion solar energy project that lost a federal loan in the wake of the Solyndra bankruptcy and related investigations is back ...

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...

Chu Takes Responsibility For Solyndra Loan

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — An unapologetic Energy Secretary Steven Chu defended a half-billion-dollar federal loan to a solar-panel manufacturer that went bel...

Emails Show Obama Donor Discussed Solyndra Loan With White House

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A major donor to President Barack Obama discussed with White House officials a solar energy company that received a half-billion do...

Obama Administration Considered Solyndra Bailout

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 01.02.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON — Days before a solar panel maker collapsed, the Obama administration considered a bailout that would have provided an infusion of ca...

Solyndra To Auction Off Assets

AP | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green

FREMONT, Calif. — The bankrupt solar company Solyndra Inc. is auctioning off surplus assets this week as part of its bankruptcy proceedings. St...

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." ...

Solyndra Says CEO Has Resigned

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 12.13.2011 | Green

DOVER, Del. — The chairman and CEO of a California solar energy company that sought bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion-dollar ...

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...