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Tom Zeller Jr.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

GOP Congressman Calls For Independent Investigator In White House Loan To Failed Solar Firm

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday called for an independent investigator to look into a $528 million loan app...

Despite Criticisms, Some GOPers Sought Clean-Energy Money For Home States

The New York Times | ERIC LIPTON | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the Senate floor and the television airwaves, Senator Mitch McConnell has lambasted the Obama administration over what he has describ...

Beyond Solyndra: DOE Invests Big Time in Next Generation of Eco-Stars

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.15.2011 | College
Brian F. Keane

We're all reading some uncomfortable reports in the news today about Solyndra, the solar company that declared bankruptcy last month and is now the ta...

The Military's Clean-Energy Mission

Michael Brune | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Are you surprised that the military is taking the lead in adopting clean and renewable energy technologies? I'm not.

Lucia Graves

House Republicans See Rushed Review In Solyndra Emails

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans on Wednesday charged top administration officials with rushing the review of more than $500 million in loan guarantees...

Why the Solyndra Solar Bankruptcy Scandal Is a Big Deal, but Not the Big Deal Republicans are Making of It

Andy Wilson | Posted 11.13.2011 | Green
Andy Wilson

Solyndra had its offices raided last week by federal agents. Some critics have cried foul; others have tried to disparage solar energy itself. These allegations couldn't be further from the truth.

Rick Perry President? A Primer on What a Texas Governor's Presidency Can Do For You and the Oil Industry

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 11.12.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Would a Perry presidency be tempted to follow in this predecessor's footsteps? Given the incestuous interrelationship between Texas politics and oil, in many ways the Bush presidency becomes a cautionary tale.

Solyndra's Failure Is No Reason to Abandon Federal Energy Innovation Policy

Devon Swezey | Posted 11.02.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

With perfect hindsight, it's all too easy to see why Solyndra proved to be a bad bet.

Tanana -- Tiny City in Yukon Takes a Giant Renewable Step

Bill Chameides | Posted 10.09.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

In DC, our leaders are arguing over how much of our Alaskan wilderness we should open up for oil and gas extraction. In the meantime, some enterprising folks, with a lot less clout but a lot at stake, have decided to go their own renewable way.

Oil Hits Lowest Price Of The Year After Downgrade

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

Oil's plunge to its lowest price of the year should provide Americans with some relief at the pump. But that may not be enough to calm their fears abo...

Country's Cost-Cutting Culture Must Begin at Home -- With Electronics

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Rep. Mike Honda

How many electronic devices do you have in your home? How many televisions, computers, iPods, video games, and telephones do you use on a daily basis? Today I am reintroducing the Smart Electronics Act.

Who Will Win the 2011 Solar Decathlon?

Susanna Murley | Posted 09.21.2011 | Green
Susanna Murley

Can a liberal education prepare you to compete in the Solar Decathlon? In the spirit of Emerson, "Self Reliance," from Middlebury, will be the only submission from a liberal arts school to the Department of Energy's architectural competition.

Help Consumers Save Money by Saving Energy

Steven Chu | Posted 09.10.2011 | Politics
Steven Chu

In a typical house, replacing 15 traditional bulbs with energy saving bulbs will save about $50 a year. That's enough to run two 50 inch Energy Star plasma TVs -- five hours a day, all year long.

Government Lab Victim Of Sophisticated Cyberattack

Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

BOSTON (Reuters) - The government's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shut down Internet access to the facility after it suffered a cyber atta...

The New Thirty Years' War

Michael T. Klare | Posted 08.27.2011 | Green
Michael T. Klare

A 30-year war for energy preeminence? You wouldn't wish it even on a desperate planet. But that's where we're headed and there's no turning back.

DOE Launches Largest Solar Rooftop Project In US

Posted 08.24.2011 | Green

By Ucilia Wang at Earth2Tech The U.S. Department of Energy said on Wednesday it's offering a partial guarantee for a $1.4 billion loan that wil...

Doing Hard Time in Fossil Fuel Prisons: Is Public Investment in R&D Un-American?

Robert Walther | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Robert Walther

Fuel for cars made from sunlight, wind turbines that could be suspended in the air like kites, a method to capture carbon dioxide based on the human lung; all are possibilities that the Department of Energy is helping explore.

No Time to Be Timid

Michael Brune | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

We consume a breathtaking 19 million barrels a day, and 70 percent of it is used for transportation. If we don't want to see a catastrophic disruption of global climate, we need to start acting with urgency right now.

Longwall Mining's Aftershocks and Destruction: Interview on Blockbuster New Study on Big Coal's Dirty Secret

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Flawed state regulatory policies for underground longwall coal mining have not only failed to protect American citizens and their private property and critically important waterways, but stand in violation of state constitutions.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Kicking Off the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: Where Innovations in Energy Technology Are "Winning the Future"

The Energy Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
The Energy Blog

Cross-posted from the Energy Blog by Dr. Arun Majumdar President Obama has recently been talking about his plan to "Win the Future." Whether it's tak...

Elise Foley

Democrats Warm To GOP's Short-Term Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a stopgap spending bill on Friday afternoon that would avert a government shutdown for two weeks while making...

How Business Interests Hijacked US-China Relations

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tina Gerhardt

Instead of taking the opportunity to up the ante of a US commitment to renewable energy by setting strong policy signals, Obama has largely left energy discussion to CEOs.