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
A company that had won a $249 million grant files for bankruptcy, reigniting criticism of stimulus program.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 George Kaiser and his business associates discussed lobbying the White House to help Solyndra, newly released e-mails show.