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An Electric Car Company Is On The Verge Of Becoming The Next Solyndra

[credit provider=”Fisker Automotive”] The sudden resignation on Wednesday of Henrik Fisker, co-founder and executive chairman of hybrid electric automaker Fisker, puts the company’s already uncertain future on even shakier ground.In a statement sent to Autocar, Henrik Fisker cited “major disagreements” with “executive management on the business strategy.” In its own […]
An Electric Car Company Is On The Verge Of Becoming The Next Solyndra
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Obama Will Name A New EPA Director And Energy Secretary Today

[credit provider=”AP”] WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama on Monday will appoint a new energy secretary and new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.Obama is nominating MIT scientist Ernest Moniz to head the Energy Department and EPA veteran Gina McCarthy to run the environmental agency. […]
Obama Will Name A New EPA Director And Energy Secretary Today
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40 Obvious And Painless Ways For The US To Cut Its Budget

[credit provider=”Google Plus” url=”https://plus.google.com/photos/101254303603633387673/albums/5401431696688307601″] The U.S. government is one week away from the sequester deadline, when $1.2 trillion of across-the-board spending cuts will go into effect. The budget slashing is set to hit everything from NASA to food inspectors, and members of both parties are alternately playing the blame game and trying […]
40 Obvious And Painless Ways For The US To Cut Its Budget
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Another Obama-Funded Solar Plant Goes Under, And Republicans Are Already Pouncing

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Amonix”] The Las Vegas Review Journal reports today that Amonix, a California-based solar panel company that has received more than $20 million in federal tax credits and grants, has shut down its manufacturing plant in Northern Las Vegas, just 14 months after it opened. The company, which makes […]
Another Obama-Funded Solar Plant Goes Under, And Republicans Are Already Pouncing
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SOLYNDRA IS BACK: New Report Reveals How Little Time The Treasury Had To Study The Loan

[credit provider=”AP”] U.S. Treasury officials had just one day to review the Obama administration’s $535 million loan to the now-bankrupt solar panel company Solyndra, according to a new audit from the Treasury’s Inspector General. The report, published this week, found that the Treasury’s review was “rushed” to accommodate a Department of […]
SOLYNDRA IS BACK: New Report Reveals How Little Time The Treasury Had To Study The Loan
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This New $200+ Million Fund Will Create Some Amazing Big Data Projects

[credit provider=”Courtesy of Paramount Pictures”] Five federal agencies have launched a new $200 million fund for big data projects. Some of the new technologies they want to build with it are mind blowing.The White House announced the new fund yesterday [press release, PDF] to support plans for the National Science […]
This New $200+ Million Fund Will Create Some Amazing Big Data Projects
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The Cop Car Of The Future Is Now In Arrested Development

[credit provider=”Courtesy Carbon Motors”] Touted as a police car “designed by law enforcement for law enforcement,” the Carbon Motors E7 was intended to be the police vehicle of the future.But now, the E7 may be serving a life sentence off the road.
The Cop Car Of The Future Is Now In Arrested Development
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SCANDAL DEEPENS: Energy Department Pushed Solyndra To Wait To Announce Layoffs Until After Midterm Elections

[credit provider=”ap”] Newly released emails from Solyndra executives show that the Department of Energy pressured the failed solar energy company to postpone announcing layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections.First reported by The Washington Post, the emails show a Solyndra investor warning the company against announcing layoffs before the Nov. […]
SCANDAL DEEPENS: Energy Department Pushed Solyndra To Wait To Announce Layoffs Until After Midterm Elections
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The GOP’s Brilliant Plan To Shove The Solyndra Scandal In Democrats’ Faces

[credit provider=”ap”] Republican leaders in the House of Representatives may have found the best way to shove the Solyndra scandal in the faces of Democrats — and fund the government — at the same time.After yesterday’s defeat of the continuing resolution to fund the government after September 30, GOP leaders […]
The GOP’s Brilliant Plan To Shove The Solyndra Scandal In Democrats’ Faces
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SOLYNDRA-GATE: Executives To Plead The Fifth

[credit provider=”ap”] Executives from the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, the subject of multiple probes relating to a $535 million loan from the Obama administration, have backed out of a congressional hearing this Friday and are set to plead the Fifth instead of testifying.The House Energy and Commerce committee received letters […]
SOLYNDRA-GATE: Executives To Plead The Fifth
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SOLYNDRA SCANDAL ROLLS ON: Feds Raid Homes Of CEO & Founder Of Obama-Backed Solar Company

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sakuma”] FBI agents raided the homes of Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and company founder Chris Gronet Friday, iWatch News reports, as the investigation into the company’s questionable federal loan threatens to ensnare the Obama administration.The Department of Energy fast-tracked the company’s loan request under its green jobs […]
SOLYNDRA SCANDAL ROLLS ON: Feds Raid Homes Of CEO & Founder Of Obama-Backed Solar Company
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SOLYNDRA SCANDAL DEEPENS: Obama Administration Officials Sat In On Bankrupt Solar Company’s Board Meetings

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Paul Sakuma”] Solyndra, the much-vaunted solar energy company that declared bankruptcy last week leaving taxpayers on the hook for over $500 million in federal loans, had an unusual relationship with the Obama administration — allowing officials to sit in on board meetings as “observers,” ABC News reports. The company […]
SOLYNDRA SCANDAL DEEPENS: Obama Administration Officials Sat In On Bankrupt Solar Company’s Board Meetings
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Solar Panel Company Goes Bankrupt, Leaving Taxpayers On The Hook For $535 Million In Stimulus Loans

[credit provider=”spanginator via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/spanginator/3414028795/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] The federal government guaranteed $535 million in loans for Solyndra, a California solar panel maker, as part of the stimulus program’s investment in green jobs — now it’s bankrupt.The announcement that the company is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and laying 1,100 people off provided […]
Solar Panel Company Goes Bankrupt, Leaving Taxpayers On The Hook For $535 Million In Stimulus Loans
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The Chinese Nuclear Market Is Going To Be Huge

China’s electricity generation plan is  rooted in coal, but a substantial amount of its new power in the future will be nuclear, as pressure mounts all over the world for the Asian behemoth to reduce its greenhouse gasses.
The Chinese Nuclear Market Is Going To Be Huge
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Forget Wind Turbines, Or Solar Panels, We Need To Fund New Power Lines

Lost in the talk of the climate bill, stimulus spending on electric cars, and renewable energy, is the fact that our transmission system is decrepit. Unless we fix that glaring problem, bringing any of the aforementioned projects to life is going to be almost impossible, Bloomberg reports.
Forget Wind Turbines, Or Solar Panels, We Need To Fund New Power Lines
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New Battery Stimulus Spending Is Another GM Bailout

The President announced today $2.4 billion in stimulus spending on advanced battery technology spread across 48 different projects. The money, which is a grant (a.k.a., gift) will go to a variety of battery makers, tech companies, automakers and Universities.
New Battery Stimulus Spending Is Another GM Bailout
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Nissan rumoured To Be Getting A $1.1 Billion DOE Loan

Nissan (NSANY) is scheduled to receive a $1.1 billion loan from the DOE to advance its electric vehicle program, according to “unidentified sources” speaking with Kyodo News (by way of AutoBlogGreen.) Money from the loan would upgrade a plant in Tennessee being used for battery production.
Nissan rumoured To Be Getting A $1.1 Billion DOE Loan
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DOE Chief Chu: The Pickens Plan Blows

Department of Energy chief Steven Chu thinks “our oil dependency weakens our security.” T. Boone Pickens thinks “our dependence on foreign oil forms the intersection of the three most critical issues America currently faces – the economy, the environment and our national security.”.
DOE Chief Chu: The Pickens Plan Blows