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The Week in Green Energy: Liberal Win in Ontario Secures Green Energy Act

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The Week in Green Energy: A Make or Break Fourth Quarter for Green Financing

Developers looking for cash to finance their green energy projects have had to deal with a number of stomach churning developments in recent weeks. First, the Solyndra bankruptcy and subsequent congressional hearings have helped discredit government loan guarantees for green energy in the eyes of many voters. Shortly after the loan guarantee program reached its…

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The Week in Green Energy: Another Nail in the Coffin of Federal Loan Guarantees

Investors hoping for a more generous attitude from Washington towards green energy got bad news this week when a leading member of the House Republican caucus called for an end to all federal green energy subsidies. Florida Republican Cliff Stearns, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, told an NPR journalist that providing government…

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The Week in Green Energy: Where Will the Funding Come From?

The Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program sunset this week, and, with only  slim chance that the program will be extended, renewable energy developers may soon find it more difficult to finance their project pipeline. Even worse, the guarantees are ending at a time of financial uncertainty fueled by the European debt crisis. Commercial banks,…

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The Week in Green Energy: On Solyndra: Saving the Baby, Throwing out the Bathwater

The Solyndra bankruptcy is tailor-made for Capitol Hill Republicans anxious to give the Obama administration a political black eye. A series of emails leaked to the press suggest the White House tried to rush approval of the $535-million loan guarantee the Energy Department awarded Solyndra. Then, when congress asked company executives about the government-backed loans,…

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