File photo of  U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), vice chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Energy Loses $139M On Loan To Electric Car Maker

The Obama administration said Friday it will lose $139 million on a loan to struggling electric car maker Fisker Automotive Inc. after selling part of the loan to a private investor that immediately took the company into bankruptcy.


President Barack Obama tours Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, with Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman (R) and Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (L) on May 26, 2010 in Fremont, Calif. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Energy Dept. Spent More Than $11M Per Green Job Created

A new report reveals that the Department of Energy has spent more than $11 million per green job created since 2009.


A view of the art installation "SOL Grotto" that was made by using glass tubes that were to be used by the now defunct solar company Solyndra on Aug. 23, 2012 in Berkeley, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Solar Companies Creating Millions Of Pounds Of Polluted Sludge, Contaminated Water

Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technology’s benefits for the environment — and the wallet.


A U.C. Berkeley Botanical Gardens visitor looks at the art installation SOL Grotto that was made by using glass tubes that were to be used by the now defunct solar company Solyndra on Aug. 23, 2012 in Berkeley, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over 1,000 Translucent Rods From Failed Solyndra Being Used For Art Project

A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side toward nearby bushes.


Shuttered Solyndra headquarters (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama And Solyndra Reunite At High Dollar Fundraiser

One would think that Obama and his White House would want to keep the name Solyndra as far from the headlines as possible. Yet, President Obama is rubbing elbows with key players in the Solyndra stimulus disaster at a high-priced fundraiser where donors paid $35,800-per-person.


GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is defending his own economic record, while attacking President Barack Obama's fiscal responsibility. (credit: Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Ramp Up Economic Record Attacks

President Barack Obama’s campaign is ramping up criticism of Republican Mitt Romney’s record in Massachusetts, while the Republican nominee is contrasting his record in the private sector with the Obama administration’s support for green energy companies.


President Barack Obama walks along the colonnade at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24, 2012. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Using Obama’s Address To Blame Him For Economy

Republicans took the offensive Tuesday and cast President Barack Obama as the culprit for the economy’s persistent frailty, hoping to shift the focus away from his State of the Union address’ theme of economic fairness.


President Barack Obama meets with employees during a tour of the Solyndra

GOP Says Energy Dept Tried To Delay Solar Layoffs

Republican investigators say the Obama administration wanted the failing solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing employee layoffs until after the 2010 midterm elections.


Ben Bierman (right), executive vice president of engineering, leads President Obama on a tour of the Solyndra solar panel company in Fremont, Calif., on May 26, 2010. (credit: Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)

House Panel Subpoenas White House Officials About Bankrupt Solyndra

A Republican-led House panel has agreed to subpoena White House documents related to Solyndra Inc., the failed California solar company that received a half-billion-dollar federal loan.