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  • CO Solyndra: Pat Stryker's Abound Solar Goes Bankrupt0

    • June 28, 2012

    Pat Stryker’s Abound Solar “will close its doors and file for bankruptcy” next week according to the Department of Energy (DOE) blog. Because the bankruptcy means roughly $70 million in lost taxpayer money, we take no joy in saying that “we told you so.” Back on January 11, 2012, we wrote: Unfortunately for taxpayers who

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  • Pat Stryker waiting for more taxpayer money to fund Abound0

    • March 20, 2012

    Leftist billionaire heiress Pat Stryker is waiting to see if taxpayers via the Department of Energy (DOE) will throw another $10 million at Stryker’s failed thin-filmed solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar before she puts any more of her own money into the Colorado-based company reports Eric Wesoff of GreenTech Media: The firm awaits $10 million from the

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  • 30 percent higher average electric rates in states with RPS0

    • December 27, 2011

    The average residential electric rate in states with a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) is nearly 30 percent higher than states without an RPS. An RPS is a state based policy that requires electric power “providers to supply a specified minimum amount of customer load with electricity from eligible renewable energy sources,” such as wind or

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  • Is Colorado "addicted" to economic activity?0

    • December 6, 2011

    Part two of a series responding to a Denver Post guest column titled “Is Colorado addicted to oil?” from Gary Wockner of Clean Water Action. Gary Wockner’s editorial is long on conjecture and short on facts. It’s little more than 20 questions, which could be answered if Wockner bothered to do a modicum of research.

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  • Re<C: Wrong answer for Google0

    • November 29, 2011

    Just as I finally learned what “Re<C” means, Google is abandoning its financially unsustainable project. The acronym stands for Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal. No wonder I didn’t know what it meant. The equation is all wrong. Paul Chesser, an associate fellow for the National Legal and Policy Center, reports that Google came face to

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  • Goldman Sachs CO subsidiary gets $90.6 million taxpayer loan guarantee0

    • November 7, 2011

    In the shadow of the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal, the embattled Department of Energy (DOE) Loan Guarantee Program announced on September 9, a $90.6 million loan guarantee to Cogentrix Energy of Alamosa for a solar energy project. A Cogentrix press release reported: The loan guarantee will support the Alamosa Solar Generating Project, a 30 megawatt (MW)

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