Showing posts with label Solyndra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solyndra. Show all posts

Conn Carroll: American Energy Revolutionized By Fracking

As green energy failed.      It's hard to remember now that President Obama's agenda has degenerated into a sham gun control bill with loopholes big enough to drive a Mack truck through, but back in 2008, progressives had big dreams about how to reshape the entire U.S. economy, starting with the energy sector. For years, liberal     ... MORE

John Stossel: To Government, Every Penny Is Sacred

President Obama has new priorities.   That means new spending. In his State of the Union, he said, "The American people don't expect government to solve every problem." But then he went on to list how, under his guidance, government will solve a thousand problems, including some (like climate change and a loss of manufacturing jobs) that  ... MORE

Gerri Willis: Obama's Crony Capitalism

One of the few growth industries. A new report out today from the solar industry touts a surge in the use of solar panels. The report states U.S. solar installations more than doubled in the second quarter of this year up 116%. In total, the U.S. now has 5,700 megawatts of solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households. It all sounds great, but that's ... MORE

Michael Barone: An Economic Tale Of Two Cities

Central planning vs the wisdom of markets. This is a tale of two cities. No, not Dickens' phlegmatic London and passionate Paris. Nor the two neighborhoods Charles Murray contrasted in his recent bestseller "Coming Apart" -- prosperous but isolated Belmont (actually, Mitt Romney's home for decades) and needy and disorganized    ... MORE

John Ransom: Darrell Issa's Discovery Summer

Shining light in dark places.   With the presidential campaign in full gear, expect Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform to expand his public probe of the Obama administration’s green crony program that included risky loans to below-investment-grade companies like now-bankrupt Solyndra.  The      ... MORE

John Stossel: What Is Fair?

President Obama says he want to make society more fair. Advocates of big government believe fairness means taking from rich people and giving to others: poor people; or people who do things politicians approve of, like making "green" energy equipment (Solyndra); or old people (even rich ones) through Social Security and Medicare.      ... MORE

Charles Krauthammer: Seaweed In Your Gas Tank

An energy policy based on fantasy, not reality.   Yes, of course, presidents have no direct control over gas prices. But the American people know something about this president and his disdain for oil. The “fuel of the past,” he contemptuously calls it. To the American worker who doesn’t commute by government motorcade and is getting fleeced every ... MORE

Ethan A. Huff: Obama Turns Crony Capitalism Green

Firms burn through tax dollars, give bonuses, go bankrupt. The Obama Administration's green energy development program, which has leveraged billions of taxpayer dollars into high-risk green energy startups, is rapidly turning out to be one of the biggest financial scams on the American people in recent history. A new investigative report by ABC News ... MORE

Don Surber: Obama Backers Getting Rich On Green Causes

Al Gore likes the Fisker.   Over the holidays, the New York Times reported: “Fisker Automotive is recalling all 239 of its 2012 Karma luxury plug-in hybrid cars because of a fire hazard.” Not mentioned in the report was the fact that the Obama administration had given this tiny car company a Solyndra-sized loan of $529 million. Banks loans the money with ... MORE

Tim Cavanaugh: I, Panel

Solyndra's story, with apologies to Leon Read.  I am a solar panel—not the ordinary flat solar panel familiar to all boys and girls and adults who hope for greener energy sources. I’m actually much more sophisticated and much less useful than those. I’m a cylindrical-tube panel manufactured by Fremont, California-based Solyndra LLC.  According to my creators ... MORE

Andrew B. Wilson: Freedom Vs. Fairness

Will America succumb to the politics of envy?    As the third of seven children, I grew up in a family where fairness issues were constantly bubbling to the surface. It did us no good. Each of us pleaded in vain for relief from the unequal division of household chores and duties. And complain though we would, we couldn't stop the sometimes uneven   ... MORE

Tom McClintock: Job Creation Is No Mystery

Government regulation kills jobs.  The government's continuing failure to address our nation's gut-wrenching unemployment stems from a fundamental disagreement over how jobs are created in the first place. We are now in the third year of policies predicated on the assumption that government spending creates jobs. We have squandered three years and trillions of dollars ... MORE

Gary Jason: A Cure For What Doesn't Ail You

Taxpayers shovel $433 billion to Obama's crony for nothing. The Obama Regime is best known for its crony car and crony green energy capitalism, but there is scarcely any industry it hasn’t tried to corrupt for its own interests. An unlikely source has now informed us of an especially egregious new variety — what can only be described as crony drug capitalism.    ... MORE

Gene Healy: Obama's Solyndra Silence

President hides from green energy boondoggle fallout. On Friday, citing "longstanding and important Executive Branch confidentiality interests," White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler refused a House panel's demand for "all communications among White House staff and officials" relating to Solyndra. Solyndra is one of the administration's pet "green energy" ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Buying Fascism With Your Tax Dollars

Look what the government has done with your money! The federal government has lost another 72 million of your tax dollars. Here we go again. The feds have gambled with your money again, and they've lost it again; this time with a company called Beacon Power. You've probably never heard of this company. Candidly, before the announcement of its ... MORE