Battery builder A123 Systems that won $249 million federal grant files for bankruptcy

Justin Hyde Motoramic Yahoo! Autos 10/16/2012

No company has embodied Washington’s hope for an American-built electric vehicle business like A123 Systems. The Massachusetts-based company was supposed to become the leading home-grown supplier of lithium-ion batteries for automakers in the United States and around the world — fueled in part by a $249 million grant from […]

Eco-scams are as easy as ‘A123’

Michelle Malkin 3/30/2012

While President Obama was busy lambasting Big Oil tax breaks on Thursday, yet another one of his environmental welfare recipients (the very kind he wants to redistribute oil subsidies to) was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Who needs to win the Mega Millions lottery? Start a pie-in-the-sky eco-boondoggle, and a half-billion-dollar […]