Solyndra

8:44am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Chinese Solar Panel Maker Suntech Goes Bankrupt

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 12:25 pm

Workers at a Suntech plant in Wuxi last month.
Peter Parks AFP/Getty Images

The future doesn't look so bright for China-based Suntech, one of the world's largest makers of solar panels: On Wednesday, it was forced into bankruptcy after missing a $541 million payment to bondholders.

Read more

3:43pm

Fri February 1, 2013
It's All Politics

Why Steven Chu Was One Of Obama's Most Intriguing Choices

Energy Secretary Steven Chu tours the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Waynesboro, Ga., last year.
David Goldman AP

Of all the individuals in President Obama's first-term Cabinet, physicist Steven Chu was arguably the least likely to be found in official Washington.

The Energy Department secretary, after all, was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist from the University of California, Berkeley, the first science laureate to serve as a Cabinet secretary.

Read more

1:40am

Thu September 27, 2012
Business

In Solyndra's Wake, Solar Company Sees Bright Spot

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 7:59 am

SoloPower is betting it will succeed where others have failed with a $197 million loan from the Department of Energy.
SoloPower/PRNewsFoto AP

A small solar power company hopes to become a winner in a market littered with losers.

San Jose, Calif.-based SoloPower is opening a $60 million manufacturing facility in Portland, Ore., Thursday as it works toward receiving a major government loan — like the one given to now-bankrupt Solyndra. SoloPower thinks it has a strategy to succeed where Solyndra failed.

Read more

4:36pm

Wed July 18, 2012
Business

Abound Solar Executives Grilled During Oversight Committee Hearing

An Abound solar installation in Ft. Collins CO.
Abound Solar screencapture/abound.com

Executives of the now bankrupt Longmont-based Abound Solar faced tough questions by US House Republicans Wednesday during testimony before an Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee.

Read more

9:35pm

Tue January 24, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama: 'I Will Not Walk Away From The Promise Of Clean Energy'

Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 8:24 pm

President Obama called for more domestic oil and gas production, saying that "a future where we're in control of our own energy" is within reach, where the nation's security and prosperity would not be so closely linked to unstable parts of the world.

Toward that end, he said his administration would open more than 75 percent of potential offshore oil and gas resources for development.

The president stressed that the country already has progressed toward energy independence and used less foreign oil last year "than in any of the past 16 years."

Read more

Pages