Energy Department 'bet' on Fisker Automotive ends in bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene

An Energy Department program meant to spur development of electric cars faces another setback with Fisker Chapter 11 filing.

Excerpts from this story referencing "ABC News":

"… t to fully take off. In October 2011, The Center for Public Integrity and ABC News explored the Energy Department’s risky $1 billion bet on Fisker and anot …"

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

By Ronnie Greene

A $25 billion Department of Energy loan program has not closed a loan in two years amid the specter of Solyndra.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fisker Automotive":

"… build fuel-efficient vehicles, and cutting-edge upstarts Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive develop electric cars and plug-in hybrids. A smaller loan went to a Miami …"

Republicans call for probe of Obama’s green car program

By Matthew Mosk, Brian Ross and Ronnie Greene

Representative calls for further investigation into Energy Dept. loans to electric car companies

Excerpts from this story referencing "Solyndra":

"… from Congress since the first loan recipient, the solar manufacturing firm Solyndra, declared bankruptcy last month. A House Energy and Commerce Committee pa …"

"… stration that showed there were deep divisions about the wisdom of loaning Solyndra $535 million. ABC News reported Thursday that there are now emerging quest …"

"… he said. Concerns about the fate of federal loans to companies such as Solyndra and Fisker have become grist for campaign trail attacks aimed at President …"

Energy's risky $1 billion bet on two politically-connected electric car builders

By Ronnie Greene, Matthew Mosk and Brian Ross

Two politically connected firms get $1 billion in federal loans to build electric cars

Taxpayer billions could fall short in creating new jobs, more efficient cars

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Amid questions about whether the Obama administration played favorites with energy loans to green companies, a new audit uncovers lack of ov

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… olio secured half a billion dollars in Energy Department grants and loans. White House and energy officials say those awards were won on merit, and that politica …"

"… firms financially supported by fundraisers for President Barack Obama. The White House said political connections play no factor in the contract awards.The ATVM …"