Green Energy Articles

Hagan Husband Pocketed Stimulus Savings

12:01 PM, Oct 14, 2014

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.

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Illinois Electricity Customers Forced to Get 'Smart Meters' or Pay Fine

An individual mandate for electricity meters.
8:21 AM, Feb 13, 2014

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.

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Romney Scores by Attacking Obama’s Two Favorite Things

1:50 PM, Oct 04, 2012

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.

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Energy Secretary Reviews Avengers on Facebook, Sees Promise of Green Energy in Hollywood Movie

Chu thumbs up!
1:31 PM, May 18, 2012

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, takes to Facebook today to review the Avengers, a movie about a bunch of superheroes banding together to save the world, “which focuses on a new, limitless clean energy source called ‘The Tesseract,’” according to Chu.

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Company Receiving Taxpayer Money Has More Jobs Overseas than in America

11:12 AM, May 16, 2012

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:

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Former White House Economist Admits 'Clean Energy' Firms Don't Create Many Jobs (Updated)

12:01 PM, Apr 05, 2012

Former White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein gave some advice on running "clean energy" firms in Las Vegas today and admitted that these sorts of ventures don't actually create many jobs.

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Solyndra Caught Destroying Millions in Assets

3:16 PM, Jan 21, 2012

Solyndra, the bankrupt solar panel firm at the center of the Obama administration's green energy loan program scandal, still owes U.S. taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. So why is it destroying millions of dollars in saleable assets? CBS San Francisco reports:

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Obama Admin. Pushed Solyndra Layoff Announcement Until After Election

12:06 PM, Nov 15, 2011

The Washington Post reports on newly released emails that reveal "the Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections"


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Energy Department Approves Two New Solar Power Loans

2:37 PM, Sep 28, 2011

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.

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Solyndra and Its Defenders

The more green energy advocates either ignore or defend what happened with Solyndra, the worse they look.
2:35 PM, Sep 19, 2011

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.

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