Solyndra

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In a move that appeared inevitable for months, commercial-scale solar pioneer SunEdison filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 21. The news grabbed clean-tech industry and general business headlines for sure, but I've been struck by how little splash it's made in the broader realm of national attention, particularly politics.
Peabody Coal's long-awaited concession that bankruptcy lies ahead signals the curtain fall on the long-running, silent and secret bail-out of the management of the U.S. coal industry.
Why is there so much investment and M&A activity in an industry plagued by bankruptcy? The answer is that solar energy is now on a growth path that will make it the energy story of the 21st century. How could bankruptcy lead to such fantastic growth? I say it all started with Solyndra.
Last week, Google and Fidelity announced they were acquiring about 10 percent of Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies, "SpaceX."
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"Those funds would not have been there if the DOE had not been there as a partner," Chief Executive Frank van Mierlo said
Ultra-deep water? It's going to be where the money goes, because oil majors can't find anyplace else to invest their obscene profits from explorations of two decades ago.
Is there a bias against public investment in clean energy? Just ask Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk.
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It's easy to point to the losses of VC dollars in clean tech (Tesla and SolarCity's successes notwithstanding) and declare the sector a failure -- and 2014 may bring winning IPOs from Opower, Nest Labs, and others. But that misses the much bigger picture of an industry growing up.
WASHINGTON -- "60 Minutes" last Sunday ran a segment on what it described as the "crash" of the clean tech industry, detailing
While many Americans would like to see us move toward "green energy" as a means to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and fossil fuels in general, such a move should be driven by market forces, not the strong arm of government and crony capitalism.
The White House called the decision to make the Solyndra loan "merit-based" and criticized Congressional Republicans for

A timeless, nameless wasteland somewhere in Washington, DC. Two House Republicans are sitting dejectedly on a bench.

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If the excess capacity of Suntech and other solar panel makers was harnessed to generate clean energy, might China tame its air pollution problems faster and maintain its ambitious 8 percent annual economic growth goal at the same time?
A Department of Energy loan program, infused with $25 billion to spur a wave of fuel-efficient vehicles, has not closed a
Chu's term at DOE was often tumultuous, however, and he was a frequent target of criticism from Republicans in Congress or