Another Stimulus-Funded Energy Company Hits the Skids

Jim Geraghty National Review Online 3/29/2012

Another stimulus success story – well, success for Democratic lawmakers and a company that received millions in federal funds – not a victory for the taxpayer, laid-off workers, or the customers who will probably never purchase the product of the rapidly sinking company.

A Waltham-based electric car battery supplier […]

Ener1 Goes Bankrupt, Becomes Second or Third Next Solyndra

Tim Cavanaugh Reason Magazine 1/26/2012

After spending $55 million of a $118.5 million grant from Stephen Chu’s Department of Energy, Ener1, an Indianapolis-based maker of batteries whose facilities were toured by Reason’s Ronald Bailey in 2010, has declared bankruptcy.

Ener1, which got the grant for its EnerDel subsidiary, is another candidate in the increasingly competitive […]

New Obama adviser embodies business-government collusion

Timothy P. Carney Washington Examiner 8/31/2011

Tim Geithner’s deputy, Alan Krueger, is a fitting pick to lead President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers — which is to say he believes in the same noxious collusion of Big Business and Big Government that has dominated the Obama administration’s economic policy.

The Wall Street bailout, cash for […]

Bankrupt Evergreen Solar’s U.S. Govt. Benefits Mostly Unreported, Probably Impossible to Track

Tom Blumer NewsBusters 8/21/2011

On August 15, the Boston Herald, the Boston Globe, and the Associated Press all reported that Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Oddly enough (no, not really), The New York Times, which published a 1,600-word report in January (HT to an NB emailer) on the company’s competitive difficulties, […]