7 hrs ago
San Jose Mercury News
Mercury News editorial: Tesla is the antidote for Solyndra's debacle
The Obama administration was due for a break this week after its string of Benghazi, IRS and other embarrassments.
Wed May 22, 2013
Tesla a success for federal loan program
A Tesla electric car outside its manufacturing plant in Fremont, which the company renovated with a loan from the government.
Electric carmaker Tesla pays off U.S. loan
"I would like to thank the Department of Energy and the members of Congress and their staffs that worked hard to create the program, and particularly the American taxpayer from whom these funds originate," Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a statement.
Tue May 21, 2013
Tesla May Be The Last One Standing
The U.S Energy Department loan program has provided a boost in innovation to promote the development of cleaner cars.
Sat May 18, 2013
How Tesla Motors Managed to Beat the "Solyndra Syndrome"
Cherry-picks the very best investment opportunities from all 11 research services - in energy, commodities, currencies, biotech, and more.
Mon May 13, 2013
NPR Anchor Tries to Describe First Obama Term as 'Remarkably Scandal-free'
On Monday, NPR Morning Edition anchor Steve Inskeep expressed -- in the face of all the evidence of Fast and Furious, Solyndra, MF Global, and so on -- that the first term of Obama's presidency was "remarkably scandal-free." When I challenged him on the factual inaccuracy of this, he tweeted in reply , "Hm, did I say it was scandal-free or that it ... (more)
Thu May 09, 2013
Green energy spent over $11,000,000.00 per job created under Obama
A report at the link below says: without much fanfare, the Department of Energy recently updated the list of loan guarantee projects on its website.
Wed May 08, 2013
The Washington Post
U.S.-Backed Van Maker Shuts Down After Loan Reserve Seized
Vehicle Production Group LLC, a startup automaker that received $50 million in U.S. taxpayer financing, ceased operations and fired almost all of its employees.
The Daily Caller
Report: Energy Dept. spent $11 million per green job
Despite the Obama administration's generous support for green energy, job creation in the sector has both lagged and come at a hefty cost to taxpayers, according to a new report.
Tue May 07, 2013
Another company backed by DOE loans shuts down
A Michigan maker of vans for the disabled that received $50 million in Energy Department loans has quietly ceased operations and laid off its staff.
Sun May 05, 2013
Eric Garcetti's Solyndra: As CODA Declares Bankruptcy, Little...
CODA Automotive filed for bankruptcy this week, reigniting a controversy over whether the City of Los Angeles should have pledged $1 million to lure the electric car-maker from Santa Monica.
Thu May 02, 2013
Life after Solyndra: Fremont pumps its cleantech agenda
The city of Fremont held a legislative event Thursday at Tesla's local factory focusing on the city's long-term development goals.
Op-Ed: Get Uncle Sam out of the green startup loan business
Meet the Solyndra of the electric car industry: Fisker Automotive. In 2009, the company was awarded a $529 million loan through the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program.
Wed May 01, 2013
Maker of World's Most Boring Car Stops Making Cars
The U.S. Department of Energy is being criticized for lending large sums of money to companies that went on to fail, like Solyndra, or appear to be on the cusp of failure, like Fisker Automotive .
Another WARN class action suit for cleantech, this time for Coda Automotive
Here's the details of the class action lawsuit filed against Coda Automotive that I referenced yesterday: it's a complaint that Coda Automotive allegedly violated the WARN Act, that requires large employers to give employees 60 days written notice of mass layoffs.
The Daily Caller
Report: Fisker could be biggest taxpayer loss since Solyndra
The luxury hybrid maker Fisker Automotive is in dire financial straits after receiving $192 million in government-backed loans and receiving market assistance from tax credits, and if the company goes bankrupt it could become the largest loss to taxpayers since the failure of Solyndra in 2011.
Tue Apr 30, 2013
The Daily Caller
House GOP to Energy Dept.: Where are the green jobs?
House Republicans are questioning the Energy Department's jobs estimates from green energy companies that participated in the ambitious loan guarantee program and seeking information on the number of actual jobs created.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
House GOP demands details on Energy Department loan guarantees
A group of House Republicans is pressing the Department of Energy for details on a loan program that has come under fire for its assistance to a number of failed green companies.
Obama's Latest "Bad Bet' is About to Cost Taxpayers $180 Million
Electric hybrid car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. is now on the verge of bankruptcy and owes the U.S. government more than $180 million - which would be the biggest loss of federal loan money since the Solyndra fiasco.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Fisker Fail: Another Obama Green Jobs Company Tanks, ABC & NBC Ignore
The Obama administration has flushed almost $200 million of the American taxpayer's money down the drain on another green company failure but ABC and NBC have yet to report on it.