Via Drudge we learn the Boston Herald is reporting that EveryGreen Solar has filed for bankruptcy. The Herald article linked by Drudge mentions subsidies from Massachusetts state government, but doesn’t mention that the company benefited from the Obama administration’s stimulus as well.
So reveals a quick trip to the administrationAccording to WhiteHouse.gov:
Because of the Stimulus Bill and New Contracts, Green Energy Companies Are Looking to Hire Many New Employees. “The clean-tech and green industries in Massachusetts are hiring. Companies looking to add employees include Aeronautica Windpower in Plymouth, lithium-ion battery maker Boston-Power Inc. in Westborough, and Conservation Services Group, also in Westborough… The workforce expansions are being partly spurred by the federal economic stimulus package, which includes billions for home energy-efficiency upgrades and an extension of a tax credit for renewable energy technologies such as wind power… Because of the stimulus bill as well as several new contracts, Cowell plans to add 200 more jobs this year. The company currently employs about 400 and does business in 22 states. At least 30 to 40 of the new jobs will be in Massachusetts, he said. ‘We’re sort of the tip of the iceberg,’ Cowell said. ‘A couple of hundred people will be hired here, but that means that 2,000 people will be hired at the local level to do the work that we spec out and help facilitate.’ … At Boston-Power, which makes the Sonata battery used in Hewlett-Packard’s notebook computers, vice president of marketing Sally Bament said she is looking to hire about two dozen people in marketing, sales, and other areas. Evergreen Solar, the Marlborough-based maker of solar panels, also is hoping to hire 90 to 100 people at a manufacturing plant in Devens, said Gary Pollard, vice president of human resources. Aeronautica Windpower, meanwhile, hopes to bring on between 50 and 100 employees to begin producing midscale wind turbines at a facility that the company hopes to open somewhere in the state this spring.” [The Boston Globe, 3/6/09]
You know what might be fun? If bloggers and that Army of Davids somebody once wrote about looked up their own states on this handy state by state list of Obama administration claims to see how many of the Obama administration’s talking points have ended up in bankruptcy court?