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 "Asia":

"… rue that for a time they were put together using LED lights made mostly in Asia, under a waiver the Department of Energy issued in February 2010 — and t …"

"… new SunPower facility in Mexico, as well as from other SunPower plants in Asia, company spokeswoman Natalie Wymer told us. But the overwhelming majority …"

"… bsp;investigation found most of those components were being purchased from Asia.However, that waiver was withdrawn on Dec. 1, 2010, after the EE …"

What to expect from a President Perry on the environment? Some Texas-sized clues

By Jim Morris and Evan Bush

From denying climate change to stances against EPA and Supreme Court, Perry resists Washington and helped a billionaire donor.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Commission on Environmental Quality":

"… he science behind climate change.Bryan Shaw, a 2007 Perry appointee to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality who became the agency’s chairman in 2009, opined in a guest column in th …"

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 "Obama administration":

"… a electric car startup build a fleet of sleek plug-ins four years ago, the Obama administration’s Energy Department promised cutting-edge cars and thousands of jobs. …"

Battle brews over Obama renewable energy plan

By Sam Pearson

President Obama's renewable energy plan would expand large-scale solar and wind projects on public lands in the West.

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 "energy":

"… ely the energy Department picks winners and losers for its lucrative green energy portfolio. The audit focuses on DOE loan programs, including one known as …"

"… ra debacle continues to hover over the program. Solyndra, the first green energy loan guarantee unveiled by the Obama administration, was announced with fa …"

Audit cites risk in DOE loan program

By Ronnie Greene

A new audit of the Department of Energy’s $34 billion loan guarantee program said the agency doesn’t always follow its own rules

Excerpts from this story referencing "auditor":

"… from the process without a clear explanation why,” Frank Rusco, the GAO auditor who wrote the report, said in an interview. “This has gotten the program …"

"… heir own,” the report said.Yet the process wasn’t always followed, the auditor found.The Energy Department, in a written response to the audit, said it h …"

Bundlers on the inside

By Ronnie Greene, Matthew Mosk and Ronnie Greene

Top Obama fundraisers at Energy Department included an overseer of stimulus billions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steven Chu":

"… who raised at least $500,000 for Obama. He became one of Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s key loan programs advisors while his wife’s law firm represented a n …"

IMPACT: Green groups challenge EPA's air pollution exemption for biomass power plants

By Ronnie Greene

Lawsuits challenge "politically favored" clean energy that isn't so clean - biomass plants

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama administration":

"… to discuss the lawsuit. …"

National biomass debate intensifies with new limits in Massachusetts

By Ronnie Greene

U.S. biomass debate intensifies with new limits in Massachusetts

'Green' biomass isn't always so clean

By Ronnie Greene

Toxic plumes spew from an unlikely source: renewable energy plants

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bob Turner":

"… d by the scrubbers. They are too tiny, they pass through,” Touchton said.Bob Turner, Wiregrass’s director of project development, said the project will be a …"

'Clean energy' expansion could strain U.S. power grid

By Chris Hamby

As President Barack Obama proposes to generate more electricity from "clean energy" sources, a new government report highlights the effects

Wisconsin firm receives energy grant despite chronic pollution problems

By Kate Golden

Last December, when Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle announced $14.5 million in federal stimulus funds for energy-efficiency projects involving nine

Energy projects lag in stimulus spending

By Gary Cohn

Energy projects not quite the cornerstone of Obama's stimulus as promised