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 …"

Energy-backed firms award bonuses, file bankruptcy

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

The DOE financed green energy companies that later fell into bankruptcy — but not before the firms awarded big executive bonuses

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate Finance Committee":

"… first place,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “In the case where there might be federal grants or federal loans, I wo …"

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 "Chairman":

"… administration’s reckless gamble,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-MI, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee …"

"… Fred Upton, R-MI, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy, R-PA, said last week. Others who closely scrut …"

Two DOE electric car loans, two different paths

By Ronnie Greene

As Fisker Automotive struggles to stay afloat, Tesla Motors pays off its Energy Department loan.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fisker Automotive":

"… wing boards to showrooms. But this week, the fortunes of Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive took sharply divergent turns. On Wednesday, the Energy Department announc …"

"… citing Fisker’s loan. Yet reality collided with those projections, and Fisker Automotive has not come close to meeting its goals. The company began drawing down o …"

"… another recipient of DOE funding — stopped manufacturing batteries. “Fisker Automotive had to cease production of the Karma,” Fisker said. “We explored optio …"

"… t he told the committee the company’s technology earned honors, and said Fisker Automotive “still has the potential to build on these achievements” if it can sec …"

FACT CHECK: Green stimulus sending jobs overseas?

By FactCheck.Org

Conservative advocacy ad avoids the facts about Obama administration investments into sustainable energy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American University":

"… ced the reporting of Russ Choma, an investigative reporter then working at American University’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, who wrote that compan …"

Another green energy company stumbles: Fisker announces layoffs

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk

Electric car maker Fisker lays off workers, while asking the federal government for continued support

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fisker Automotive":

"… ted States, and the company is nearing approval to sell the cars in Europe. …"

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 "ABC News":

"… ommittee that has been investigating the government’s loan program, told ABC News in an interview for "World News" and "Nightline". “If they couldn’t fi …"

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

"… to start prepping the Delaware facility. Press Secretary Jay Carney told ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper Friday that the funds provided to Fi …"

"… and outright corruption.” Tesla Also Benefitted From Green Energy Loan ABC News got an early look at both the Fisker Karma, the first 40 of which were del …"

Obama Administration defends Fisker cars from Solyndra comparison

By Matthew Mosk

Both Obama Administration and Finnish car company distance themselves from comparison to failed energy project Solyndra

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fisker Automotive":

"… American made. …"

"… iWatch News, and a Friday report on ABC News' "Good Morning America" about Fisker Automotive, the recipient of a "green energy" loan in 2010. The reports quoted auto i …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jonathan Silver":

"… evelop more quantifiable performance measures for its ATVM program goals. Jonathan Silver, then executive director of DOE’s Loan Programs Office, disagreed with b …"