A123 Systems Bankruptcy a Consequence of Consolidation Rather Than “Stimulus Bust”

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 12:14 pm

In a bit of bad timing, A123 Systems, the advanced battery manufacturer which received one of the Energy Department’s stimulus grants to fund its operations, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today, and will in all likelihood default on some debt. The battery maker did say that it would sell its automative facilities in Michigan [...]

America’s Emerging Battery Technology Sector

By: Monday August 29, 2011 11:48 am

An interesting Week in Review article took a look at what it characterized as a back-door industrial policy emanating from the Obama Administration, particularly in some of the advanced battery factories in and around Michigan. It had the unfortunate title of “Does America Need Manufacturing?”, which is self-evident as long as Americans still desire to [...]