FACT CHECK: Green stimulus sending jobs overseas?

By FactCheck.Org

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

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 "House Energy and Commerce Committee":

"… , taxpayers are on the hook for the administration’s reckless gamble,” House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-MI, and Oversight and Investigations Subc …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colorado":

"… LM to approve projects on up to 19.3 million acres in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah — an area larger than the state of West Vir …"

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.

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

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 "executive":

"… ment and economy. “Spinner is a Harvard MBA and an experienced business executive with more than 15 years advising innovative start-up companies in the tech …"

"… Both Spinner and Westly were among a California contingent of green energy executives who put their money, and energy, behind Obama. When President Obama won …"

"… ama won the White House in 2008, Spinner was one of several Silicon Valley executives to help vault him to victory. Spinner was one of just 52 fundraisers to r …"

"… with Barack. Afterward, Steve Westly and some other senior Silicon Valley executives stayed and put forth their ideas on tech issues and initiatives and the c …"

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

National biomass debate intensifies with new limits in Massachusetts

By Ronnie Greene

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "greenhouse gas":

"… re large, wood-burning electricity generators in that state to meet strict greenhouse gas emissions standards in order to capture clean energy financing.“The prod …"

"… ainably-harvested forest biomass to replace oil heat could begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in as little as five years, the state said. Yet large-scale biom …"

"… he EPA said it would put off for three years a decision on whether biomass greenhouse gases should be regulated under the Clean Air Act. In the meantime, the EPA sa …"

"… the use of biomass as fuel is the best available control technology for” greenhouse gas. …"

'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 "Florida State University":

"… 9 as a grand jury planned to review the financial ties between the wife of Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell and Biomass Gas & Electric, which planned to …"

'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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Lisa Murkowski":

"… Marc Spitzer noted. “That’s up to the Congress,” he told the Center.Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate energy committee, said the report gives …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "federal government":

"… onsin’s most chronic air and water polluters— a firm designated by the federal government as a “high priority violator.”Less than a month before Doyle’s annou …"

"… ” DeBoer said.Other residents said they were infuriated by the state and federal governments’ lack of attention to companies’ environmental record.“It’s crazy …"

Energy projects lag in stimulus spending

By Gary Cohn

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Steven Chu":

"… about seven percent. Matt Rogers, the senior advisor to Energy Secretary Steven Chu for the Recovery Act, said his agency has moved as quickly as possible whi …"