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Yikes! Darrell Issa Doesn’t Know Difference between Tax Credits & Loan Guarantees

January 26th, 2012 | by Stephen Lacey

What’s the only thing worse than turning a Congressional investigation into a months-long political circus? The leaders of that investigation not having a firm grasp of the policies they’re supposed to be examining. California Republican Darrell Issa chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, one of the top bodies responsible for looking into the loan guarantee to the now-bankrupt solar manufacturer Solyndra. So you’d think that Mr. Issa would, after almost four months of investigation, be able to distinguish the extraordinary differences between a tax credit and a loan guarantee


September 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

This is the percentage of DOE loan guarantees, to date, that was for Solyndra. (Thanks to a reader for doing the quick math for us and sending the figure along in a comment.) Percentage of loan guarantees that was for solar? 3.3% Why is this important

DOE Guarantees Loans Up to $624MM for Wind, Geothermal, Cellulosic Ethanol

September 24th, 2011 | by Andrew

The US Dept. of Energy (DOE) issued partial loan guarantees for renewable energy projects in three states totaling as much as $624 million Friday. Energy Secretary Chu announced partial loan guarantees of $168.9 million for Granite Reliable Power's 99-megawatt (MW) wind farm, New Hampshire's largest; up to $350 million for Ormat Nevada's 113MW geothermal power plants; and $105 million for POET's 'first-of-its-kind' cellulosic ethanol bio-refinery in Iowa

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