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Bipartisan Energy Bust


Wednesday October 31st, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 1:01pm PDT   •   2 Comments

In 2007, energy researchers at Colorado State University created AVA Solar, which became Abound Solar of Loveland, Colorado, with manufacturing facilities in Tipton, Indiana. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, touted Abound Solar as an example of the clean-energy future, claiming it would create 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs. Members of…
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Fed Battery Boost a Bust


Monday October 22nd, 2012   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 11:08am PDT   •   2 Comments

In 2009 the federal government gave a $249 million grant to A123 Systems, a green energy manufacturer touted by President Obama as an example of “what’s possible in a clean energy economy.” The company used the money to make batteries for electric cars in two Michigan factories. But since 2009 the company lost $857…
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