Solyndra Scandal

Solyndra Scandal

Key coverage of the investigation into Solyndra, the Silicon Valley startup that collapsed, leaving taxpayers liable for $535 million in federal guarantees .

Documents show politics infused Obama ‘green’ programs

Since the failure of solar-panel company Solyndra, President Obama’s $80 billion clean-technology program has begun to look like a political liability.

Obama’s green battery firm calls it quits

Obama’s green battery firm calls it quits

A company that had won a $249 million grant files for bankruptcy, reigniting criticism of stimulus program.

Gore is successful green-tech investor

Gore is successful green-tech investor

Al Gore has become perhaps a crusader on climate change and a successful green-tech investor.

Democrats see political motives in Solyndra subpoenas of federal workers

Democrats see political motives in Solyndra subpoenas of federal workers

Rep. Elijah Cummings accuses Rep. Darrell Issa of being heavy-handed with subpoenas to federal workers.

Energy staffers were warned of personal e-mail subpoenas

Energy staffers were warned of personal e-mail subpoenas

The former head of the Obama administration’s controversial clean energy loan program warned a staff member last year not to include personal e-mail addresses in official correspondence, to prevent the personal accounts from being subpoenaed, documents show.

In e-mails, new details of White House involvement in clean-energy loans

In e-mails, new details of White House involvement in clean-energy loans

White House aides arranged a briefing for President Obama last summer on the loan program that backed failed solar company Solyndra.

Another company out of the running for ‘green car’ program

One of the last few applicants for the Obama administration’s green car program says Obama administration is sitting on funds that could create jobs.

Start-up Bright Automotive will close its doors

Officers at the electric vehicle start-up Bright Automotive says they are being forced to fold after three years of applying for federal funds — and getting nowhere

Venture capitalists play key role in Obama’s Energy Department

Venture capitalists play key role in Obama’s Energy Department

Obama promised special interests would not steer stimulus funds, but he relied on venture capitalists to help guide stimulus decisions.

Obama-backed maker of electric-car batteries files for Chapter 11

Obama-backed maker of electric-car batteries files for Chapter 11

Ener1, an electric car battery company that was awarded a $118 million stimulus grant to expand its manufacturing, has filed for bankruptcy protection.

White House was warned about Solyndra layoffs

White House was warned about Solyndra layoffs

E-mails show Energy Dept. asked firm in October 2010 to delay news of layoffs until after midterm vote.

Fits and starts for Obama’s green-car effort

Fits and starts for Obama’s green-car effort

The administration has poured roughly $5 billion into the electric-vehicle industry, but analysts say the risk is rising that taxpayers will not see a return on their money soon, if ever.

E-mails reveal Solyndra’s demands on Energy Department

E-mails reveal Solyndra’s demands on Energy Department

New e-mails add details to the relationship between a California solar company and the Energy Department.

Solyndra: Energy Dept. pushed firm to keep layoffs quiet until after midterms

Solyndra: Energy Dept. pushed firm  to keep layoffs quiet until after midterms

As Solyndra was poised to announce layoffs, the Obama administration asked the company to put off bad news until after the midterm election.

Energy Department failed to sound alarm as Solyndra sank

Energy Department failed to sound alarm as Solyndra sank

At each crisis, officials failed to take steps that critics say could have limited taxpayer losses when the company collapsed last summer.

Obama fundraiser discussed White House on Solyndra

Obama fundraiser discussed White House on Solyndra

Obama fundraiser George Kaiser and his business associates discussed lobbying the White House to help Solyndra, newly released e-mails show.