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

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The Week in Green Energy: Solyndra Bankruptcy: An Opportunity to Change How We See Government Financing

The Obama administration took a black eye on Wednesday when San Francisco Bay Area solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra declared bankruptcy. The president toured the Solyndra plant back in May 2010 and touted the company as an example of America’s emerging green economy. Obama was especially keen to see Solyndra succeed because the federal government had showered…

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The Week in Green Energy: The Many Ways to Skin a Cat

At a somber post-election press conference, President Barack Obama, ever the pragmatic, conceded that one of his major policy goals, implementing a comprehensive cap-and-trade system, was dead. “Cap-and-trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Obama said on� Wednesday, a day after the Republican take-over of the House…

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Solyndra to Shutter Old Facility, Lay Off Workers

Solar panel maker Solyndra will close an older factory and lay off workers.

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The Week In Green Energy: The Local Option

A week after the Democratic Senate leadership killed comprehensive energy reform, the onus is on the states to fix the country’s emission and energy problems. We saw the beginnings of this with the release, this week, by the Western Climate Change Initiative (WCI) of a proposal that over the next 10 years would seek to…

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