A company owned by the husband of Democratic senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina received taxpayer money for a green energy project through the federal stimulus of 2009, later revising down the project's estimated cost and keeping the difference.Read more
In the early days of the Obama administration, “smart power” was all the rage—and not just on the foreign policy scene. In April 2009, National Public Radio reported how one Allentown, Pennsylvania, mother was saving more than a hundred dollars each month on her electric bill. Tammy Yeakel’s power company, PPL Energy, had helpfully installed a “smart meter” on her home that could monitor her power usage in real time.Read more
Mitt Romney’s clear victory over President Obama in last night’s debate — during which the challenger didn’t land any knockdown punches but won essentially every round on the scorecard and dominated the bout from start to finish — was principally a result of his success in two areas.Read more
The chairman of First Solar, a company that's been in the recipient of the Department of Energy money, admitted this morning at a House hearing that his company has more jobs overseas than in America:Read more
Former White House economic adviserRead more
Ross Douthat: "Our Reckless Meritocracy"
Glenn Reynolds: "Occupy Wall Street gets the ink, Tea Party gets the voters"Read more
The Wall Street Journal reports today that the Department of Energy has approved loan guarantees for two solar energy projects:
One deal, a $737 million loan guarantee for Solar Reserve LLC, paves the way for construction of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy facility, which will use an array of mirrors to focus the sun's heat and power a steam generator.Read more
Over at Reason, Tim Cavanaugh observes that the few defenses being mounted for loaning failed solar company Solyndra $535 million in stimulus funds are really, really wanting.Read more
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