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Nearly $1 billion in loans have already defaulted under the Energy Department program, which included the infamous Solyndra stimulus project and dozens of other green technology programs the Obama administration has approved, totaling nearly about $30 billion in taxpayer backing, the Government Accountability Office reported in its audit. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Fred Upton, House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, says the Energy Department has been upstaged by the EPA on energy policy. (Associated Press)

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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)

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Rep. Jim Jordan said government officials in the Department of Energy’s loan office ignored the warning signs. He said a credit-rating firm has said the company was “a bad risk.” (Associated Press)

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Rep. Jim Jordan said government officials in the Department of Energy’s loan office ignored the warning signs. He said a credit-rating firm has said the company was “a bad risk.” (Associated Press)

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Rep. Cliff Stearns wants to see communications between the Department of Energy and Morrison & Foerster LLP, which advised the department against the terms of Solyndra's loan restructuring. (Associated Press)

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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)

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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)

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LENDER: Jonathan Silver, head of the Energy Department program that approved the $535 million deal for Solyndra in 2009, faced some of the toughest questioning Wednesday by a House investigations subcommittee. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)