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  • Illustration: China's blueprint by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    WANG: China made me do it

    Of the adjectives commonly associated with Washington policymakers, "childish" inevitably ranks among the most frequently used. This month's congressional hearing on the Solyndra scandal is a perfect example of why. Listening to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and members of Congress citing China as justification for the deeply troubled federal clean energy loan program, we are reminded of parents admonishing recalcitrant children that just because someone else jumps off a bridge, that doesn't mean it's a good idea to follow suit.


  • Former Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu swears in before testifying Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Chu'd out

    If only the administration's Solyndra scandal were a garden-variety case of crony-capitalist payback to political supporters. It's much worse, as President Obama's energy policy is fixated on solving the supposed global-warming crisis, regardless of the economic cost.


  • Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu testifies Nov. 17, 2011, in Washington before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's investigations panel on the department's handling of federal loans to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

    Chu: No politics involved on Solyndra deal

    Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu denied playing politics in his handling of a failed half-billion-dollar loan to solar panel maker Solyndra LLC, days after newly released emails showed his department sought to delay bad news about the company until after the 2010 mid-term elections.


  • **FILE** Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu (Associated Press)

    Chu takes responsibility for Solyndra loan

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he made the final decisions on a half-billion-dollar loan to a California solar company that later went bankrupt.


  • **FILE** The empty parking lot of bankrupt solar energy company Solyndra is seen in Fremont, Calif., on Sept. 16, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Energy Secretary Chu to be questioned in Solyndra collapse

    The top Republican and Democratic members of a House subcommittee investigating the collapse of bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra LLC after it received more than a half billion dollars in federal loans agreed Friday to seek the testimony of Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu.


  • Feds guarantee $1 billion in new solar loans

    Days before the expiration of its loan program, the Department of Energy, under fire for backing more than a half-billion dollars in loans to now-bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra LLC, announced Wednesday more than $1 billion in new loan guarantees for other solar projects in Nevada and Arizona.


  • A worker leaves with a moving box Wednesday at Solyndra in Fremont, Calif. The solar-panel manufacturer, which received a $535 million loan from the U.S. government, has announced layoffs of 1,100 workers and plans to file for bankruptcy. A weak economy and strong overseas competition have proved insurmountable. (Associated Press)

    Bankruptcy scenario played out before Solyndra collapse

    Before solar-panel maker Solyndra LLC went bankrupt, the U.S. Department of Energy — which had signed off on more than a half-billion dollars in loans — approved paying up to $1.1 million for an investment bank's advice on restructuring Solyndra "both in and out of bankruptcy," records show.


  • Illustration by William Brown

    KEENE: Obama blows another billion on green fantasies

    Last week, the Obama administration's Department of Energy announced it is extending an $852 million loan guarantee to something called the Genesis Solar Project in California.


  • Illustration: Supply by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    BLANKLEY: Obama embraces the seamy supply side

    It is said there are no atheists in foxholes. In that context, the recent rise in oil prices seems to have turned the Obama administration into true believers (at least rhetorically) when it comes to the best method to keep gas prices down and the American economy growing.


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