Administration Wrestles With Granting Natural Gas Export Permits

By: Wednesday October 17, 2012 10:00 am

For all the influence and power in fracking today, if the US were to export natural gas that would magnify a hundred fold. Think about the difference between Saudi Arabia only supplying their domestic industries with oil fuel and supplying the world. There’s no comparison. Natural gas has traditionally been very difficult to export, but [...]

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 [...]

White House Orders Review of Energy Department Loan Guarantees

By: Monday October 31, 2011 8:15 am

Despite much harrumphing and now a subpoena for documents, I get the distinct sense that the alleged Solyndra “scandal” is strictly an inside-the-Beltway story, with no resonance in the wider world. People in the streets across the country aren’t calling for more due diligence in Administration loan guarantees on energy programs. Nevertheless, late last week [...]

Congressional Republicans Constantly Sought Clean Energy Subsidies Before Solyndra

By: Tuesday September 20, 2011 11:35 am

Darrell Issa is a happy man. After flailing around for a while, he finally thinks he has a product to push, an example of Obama corruption, with the Solyndra story. There’s even another piece of it that has popped up in the form of LightSquared, a wireless startup which, according to allegations, was the subject [...]

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