"We're still feeling the effects in the economy — the lack of certainty that the administration is not going to subsidize or intervene on behalf of an industry that it favors, or a particular company that it favors," Mr. Ikenson said. "It's done so on solar [power], it's done so on wind energy, it's done so on all sorts of green technologies. Other big players in industry, they know that somebody's going to be there to backstop them. There's a bigger lesson here."
He said it makes other taxpayer bailouts more likely.