Emails raise questions about Energy, Treasury disagreement on Solyndra

Ben Geman The Hill 10/8/2011

House Republicans released an email Friday evening showing that a senior Treasury Department official in August expressed concern that the Energy Department’s early 2011 restructuring of the solar company Solyndra’s $535 million loan guarantee may have been illegal.

The restructuring put private investors, who were providing another $75 million to […]

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Law Firm That Represented Solyndra, Shall We?

JohnE. Ace of Spades HQ 9/26/2011

Earlier in the week, the Los Angeles Times reported that yet another Obama fundraiser was involved with the federal loan guarantee program that backed Solyndra.

Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department’s issuance of $25 billion in government-backed loans to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama’s top […]

Second Obama fundraiser linked to federal loan for failed solar company

Matea Gold and Stuart Pfeifer Boston Herald 9/17/2011

The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Barack Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted […]