REALITY CHECK: Obama's Green Energy Loans Are Still On Track To Lose Money

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on clean energy after a tour of a solar power array at Hill Air Force Base, Utah

‘Not profitable for the government’

Hillary's Solar Panel Plan Is Basically A $206 Billion Handout To China, Report Finds

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. Secretary of State Clinton attends a news conference in Beijing

‘Not going to give the United States a leg up on renewable energy’

The World's Largest Green Energy Company Is Facing Bankruptcy

Energy | Michael Bastasch
U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the National Clean Energy Summit at the Mandalay Bay Resort Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 24, 2015. The White House expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners and builders. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTX1PJ3X

SunEdison got nearly $650 million in subsidies from the federal government

Congress Rips Apart This DOE Official For Hiding Green Loan Documents

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A sign at the entrance to the headquarters of bankrupt Solyndra LLC is shown in Fremont

‘It’s more than unbecoming, it’s depressing’

Greens Terrified Cheap Energy Is Killing Wind And Solar

Energy | Andrew Follett
A wind turbine is pictured at Loftsome Bridge Treatment Works, in front of Drax Power Station near Selby, northern England, June 19, 2008. As many as a quarter of British homes could be fitted with solar heating systems and thousands of wind turbines erected across the country under government plans for a "green revolution" to be set out next week. Photo taken June 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN)

Energy prices dropped by 41 percent in 2015

Biofuel Maker Paid Back Its Federal Loan Without Selling Any Ethanol

Energy | Michael Bastasch
A process operator shows a handful of corn at the GreenField Ethanol plant in Chatham, Ontario

‘Abengoa is a large international company and has elected to repay the DOE loan from other revenues’

112 Solar Companies Have Closed Their Doors In 5 Years

Business | Michael Bastasch

‘Solar manufacturing overcapacity and price pressure brutally culled the field’

Wrong! Obama's Green Loans Are STILL Losing Taxpayers Money

US | Michael Bastasch

‘That puts taxpayer losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars’

White House to use executive orders to aid the solar industry

US | Michael Bastasch
President Obama makes remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington

‘The President is committed to continuing the momentum’

What's the Energy Dept. hiding?

US | Michael Bastasch
President Obama nominated MIT scientist Ernest Moniz and Gina McCarthy as his picks to lead the Department of Energy and EPA, respectively. Getty Images.

Records request reveals that DOE is missing a slew of documents

Three solar firms file for bankruptcy in a week

Business | Michael Bastasch

Chinese competition blamed

GOP seeks to cut green energy spending in half

Business | Michael Bastasch

Lawmakers argue Solyndra, Abound Solar bad deal for taxpayers

Show me the Moniz: Senate panel advances Obama energy nominee - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch
Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz is sworn in before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee April 9, 2013 in Washington, DC. Moniz, a nuclear physicist, testified before a full committee hearing on his pending nomination. Win McNamee/Getty Images.
Republicans, Democrats praise Moniz

$500 million 'green jobs' program falls short of employment goals - TheDCNF

US | Betsi Fores

‘The impact of the Recovery Act Green Jobs training program has been limited in terms of reported employment outcomes’

New video details Obama administration connection to failed Abound Solar loan - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch

Emails show internal political pressure, concerns about market readiness

Emails suggest White House involvement in loan to bankrupt Abound Solar - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch

Abound Solar is currently under criminal investigation for securities fraud, consumer fraud, and financial misrepresentation

Energy Department protects trade secrets of bankrupt solar company - TheDCNF

Business | Michael Bastasch

DOE is still looking out for Abound Solar, Colorado Watchdog reports

Congress, local authorities investigate Abound Solar - TheDCNF

Politics | Michael Bastasch

Rep. Cory Gardner asks Energy Secretary Steven Chu for documents on taxpayer-funded solar company

Sources, documents suggest government-subsidized solar company was selling faulty product - TheDCNF

Business | Michael Bastasch

‘Our solar modules worked as long as you didn’t put them in the sun’

Bankrupt Colo. solar firm sticks taxpayers for $68 million, doomed by poor quality - TheDC

Politics | Todd Shepherd
Solar Panels

Entire solar rooftop failed at headquarters of major Democratic donor