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Monthly Archives: October 2013

Solyndra Lives: Controversial Department of Energy Loan Program Will Continue

Posted in Renewable Energy

Unless you have avoided the news over the past two years, you have likely heard of Solyndra—the now bankrupt California-based solar panel maker—that received $535 million in loan guarantees from the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Loan Program Office (LPO). Since Solyndra’ s bankruptcy in 2011, some politicians have used it as a rallying cry against… Continue Reading

Obama Climate Plan Rests on EPA’s Ability to Force Technology Improvements

Posted in Renewable Energy

Can the Clean Air Act be used to force technological improvements, even if that technology is at best under construction but not actually in existence in any place? With the Obama Administration’s climate control plans, the EPA asserts the answer is yes. On September 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its first… Continue Reading