The White House cheers an independent audit that finds the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan portfolio is at less risk than previously thought.
The struggling U.S. cellulosic ethanol industry gets a boost–a $232.5 million loan guarantee for an Oregon plant that will use ag waste and woody biomass.
American Enterprise Institute argues that despite widespread support from government, clean energy produces only a small amount of U.S. power and faces inherent limitations that can be overcome only at very high cost.
Warren Buffett’s MidAmerican Energy buys First Solar’s Topaz Solar Farm, a massive plant being built in California that had sought a federal loan guarantee.
A project that would provide many military families with solar power, after failing to get a loan guarantee, secures private sector funding for build out.
The White House says a House panel’s subpoena for all documents related to Solyndra is way too broad and “driven by partisan politics.”
On a party-line vote, a House committee votes to subpoena the White House for internal communications related to the Solyndra loan guarantee.