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 "Miami":

"… motive develop electric cars and plug-in hybrids. A smaller loan went to a Miami company to develop wheelchair-accessible vehicles to run on compressed nat …"

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 "Charles Grassley":

"… bankruptcy shouldn’t be getting bonuses in the first place,” said Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, former chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. “In the case w …"

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 …"

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 "United States":

"… s fleet. In 2011, Fisker said, regulatory approvals for the Karma in the United States “took longer than anticipated.” Then, after the company began deliveri …"

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 "Americans for Prosperity":

"… New Mexico, Ohio and Virginia.– Robert Farley …"

"… n ad from the American Future Fund. Both the American Future Fund and Americans for Prosperity ads cite a Sept. 9, 2010, story in the Washington Times,&nb …"

"… so it’s a stretch to claim the entire $34 billion has been “wasted.”Americans for Prosperity announced it is spending $6.1 million to air the ad in eight bat …"

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 "Henrik Fisker":

"… n let go from the Delaware factory where renowned automotive engineer Henrik Fisker promised to one day begin producing affordable electric sedans. A Delaware …"

"… f taxpayers should worry about the half-billion dollar federal investment, Henrik Fisker was emphatic: "No, I don't think they need to worry about it." Could Fiske …"

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 "Arnold Schwarzenegger":

"… ts high-priced Roadster to a niche market that includes George Clooney and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But company executives told ABC News that its future depends on the succe …"

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 "Henrik Fisker":

"… illion in private financing the company has raised. The company's founder, Henrik Fisker, told ABC News that the car could not have been built without the U.S. gov …"

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 "Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing":

"… ensure they meet benchmarks. The funding was issued under the $25 billion Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program, one piece of a giant umbrella of DOE loans and loan guarante …"