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CNNMoney: Seven things you should know about Solyndraupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 15:02:00

No matter how hard President Obama may try, the Solyndra debacle -- and its $529 million taxpayer-backed price tag -- just won't go away.

Rowdy news conference pumps up presidential campaignupdated: Thu May 31 2012 16:29:00

A raucous news conference Thursday in Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts, with pro-Romney demonstrators trying to shout down campaigners for President Barack Obama criticizing the former governor, escalated the November election campaign more than five months before the voting.

U.S. faces clean energy bust as subsidies expire, report warnsupdated: Wed Apr 18 2012 00:07:00

The United States needs to overhaul its support for clean energy research to keep recent gains alive as subsidies that have fueled a boom in the field expire, researchers urged Wednesday.

White House turns over 432 pages of documents in Solyndra inquiryupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 19:39:00

The Obama administration turned over 432 pages of e-mail communications and other documents Friday to congressional Republicans investigating the collapse of the solar energy firm Solyndra, the White House said.

CNNMoney: The anti-Solyndra: Ford's Energy Department loanupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 21:27:00

The Energy Department's controversial loan program got some much needed help on Friday.

CNNMoney: Fisker is not another Solyndra ... yetupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 08:41:00

When Fisker Automotive announced it was laying off about two dozen workers at its Delaware factory, comparisons arose to Solyndra, the solar cell manufacturer that went bankrupt despite billions of dollars in U.S. government help.

Audit of energy loans coming out soon updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 18:00:00

The White House is studying an audit of $35.9 billion in Department of Energy loans to clean-energy companies, and plans to release it by the end of next week, a spokesman said Thursday.

Axelrod: Obama doesn't lack 'empathy'updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:09:00

David Axelrod tries to draw a line between President Obama and the GOP candidates saying Obama doesn't "lack empathy."

Campaign analysis: GOP outside groups try to anchor Obama in D.C. 'swamp'updated: Thu Feb 02 2012 10:09:00

As Republican candidates attack one another on the campaign trail, Republican outside spending groups are taking aim at President Barack Obama over failed energy company Solyndra.

CNNMoney: Solar power bankruptcies loom as prices collapseupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 06:31:00

The once high-flying solar power sector is headed for tough times, as a combination of slack demand and massive oversupply is leading to plummeting prices and profits for solar panel makers.

CNNMoney: Energy Secretary Chu offers no apologies for Solyndraupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 17:07:00

Energy Secretary Steven Chu made no apologies Thursday for the $535 million loan guarantee the government made to now bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra, saying the company's collapse was unforeseeable and politics did not play a role in the approval process.

Officials: No political influence in Solyndra loanupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 20:00:00

Officials interviewed as part of a House committee's investigation of a federal loan guarantee to Solyndra said they were unaware of any political pressure exerted on behalf of a key investor and fundraiser for the president, according to the panel's Democratic staff.

CNNMoney: Energy Secretary Chu defends Solyndra loanupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 16:27:00

Energy secretary Steven Chu is hitting back at criticism of a government loan program for renewable energy in the wake of the Solyndra scandal, saying the U.S. must "compete or accept defeat" in the clean tech race.

Solyndra was asked to delay announcing layoffs until after 2010 voteupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 20:32:00

The Department of Energy last year urged struggling solar energy company Solyndra to delay announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 elections, according to information made public Tuesday by Republican congressional investigators.

White House turns over e-mails related to Solyndra loanupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 20:02:00

The White House on Friday turned over internal e-mails demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of Solyndra, but stopped short of releasing the full cache sought by the Energy and Commerce Committee, officials said.

Solyndra emails cause political uproarupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:04:00

A call for more Solyndra-related emails from the White House are causing political anger on both sides of the aisle.

White House agrees to turn over some Solyndra documentsupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 06:04:00

The White House agreed Thursday to turn over some documents demanded under subpoena by a House panel investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra, Republican investigators said.

Critics say e-mails contradict White House on Solyndraupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 17:53:00

Congressional Republicans investigating the collapse of solar energy firm Solyndra said Wednesday they have documents contradicting an administration claim that the case was not discussed at White House meetings involving a key investor and fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

White House counsel slams House panel's Solyndra subpoenaupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 20:47:00

The White House counsel refused Friday to comply with a subpoena as issued by a House panel regarding the failed solar energy company Solyndra, saying that the initiative "was driven more by partisan politics than a legitimate effort to conduct a responsible investigation."

GOP suggests Solyndra cover upupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 15:58:00

GOP lawmakers had a lot to say during a hearing for the solar energy company Solyndra. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

Struggling to get a green light on green energyupdated: Wed Nov 02 2011 18:05:00

A handful of people work with screwdrivers and other basic tools on the assembly line of SavWatt. Off to one side, technicians go over a whirligig wind catcher. The office-like glow comes not from fluorescent lights, but LED tubes that fit in a standard fixture.

CNNMoney: Beacon Power: Another energy loan gone badupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 07:08:00

Another alternative energy company that received a loan guarantee from the U.S. government has filed for bankruptcy.

Stearns: Congress to issue Solyndra subpoenasupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 21:22:00

A House GOP leader announced Friday that Congress will be sending subpoenas to the White House for internal documents regarding the decision to issue federal loan guarantees in 2010 to Solyndra, a solar energy company that has since filed for bankruptcy.

Congress to subpoena the White Houseupdated: Fri Oct 28 2011 21:22:00

Chairman Cliff Stearns tells CNN's John King the committee will subpoena the White House for Solyndra documents.

Solyndra casts shadow over solar gameupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 10:05:00

SolarReserve got $200 million more than Solyndra from the government, but insists they're different. Casey Wian reports.

Solar energy industry posts record growth, despite Solyndra collapseupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 00:04:00

Despite the Solyndra collapse that has tarnished solar energy, the industry has grown into "a major economic force" with a job base that expanded 6.8% the past year, nearly 10 times faster than the overall economy, industry representatives said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Solyndra CEO resignsupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 16:32:00

It's lights out for embattled Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison.

CNNMoney: Keystone pipeline: Why the oil sands conduit will get builtupdated: Sat Oct 08 2011 10:00:00

Jobs and energy prices will ultimately push the Obama administration to approve the controversial Keystone pipeline, analysts say, despite the protests and environmental concerns over expanding production from Canada's oil sands.

CNNMoney: Justice Department seeks Solyndra trusteeupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 18:59:00

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a judge to install a trustee in the Solyndra bankruptcy case, saying the top executives' refusal to testify in federal probes of the company made the additional oversight necessary.

CNNMoney: Solyndra bankruptcy may not be a total loss for taxpayersupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 13:27:00

During the weeks of nasty congressional hearings and even nastier columns in the press since solar panel maker Solyndra declared bankruptcy, it's been widely assumed that the debacle cost the government over half a billion dollars.

CNNMoney: The Solyndra curseupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 21:49:00

To say that the bankruptcy of government-backed solar energy firm Solyndra is a blow to the industry is a massive understatement.

CNNMoney: Solyndra executives plead the 5thupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 12:10:00

Lawmakers at a hearing on Capitol Hill Friday pledged to press ahead with their investigation into bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra, despite silence from company executives who invoked the fifth amendment.

CNNMoney: Solyndra haunts other government-backed solar firmsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:34:00

At least three other government-backed solar firms face the same challenging market conditions that brought down Solyndra, the now bankrupt solar panel maker that could cost taxpayers over $500 million.

CNNMoney: Solyndra executives won't testify before Congressupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 19:38:00

Top Solyndra executives are not going to testify before Congress about the federal government's backing of the failed solar power company.

CNNMoney: U.S. clean energy loan program could doubleupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 05:29:00

The controversial Energy Department loan program that backed a now-bankrupt solar panel maker could nearly double in size by the month's end.

GOP question plant's stimulus loanupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:08:00

Republicans scrutinize e-mails surrounding bankrupt solar panel plant Solyndra. Anderson Cooper takes a closer look.

White House role questioned in stimulus loan for failed solar companyupdated: Thu Sep 15 2011 12:08:00

Federal analysts looking at a proposed loan to a solar energy company in 2009 warned then of possible problems, as well as pressure from the White House to speed up a decision, according to a memorandum released Wednesday by a House committee.

CNNMoney: Solyndra failure shows rift over taxpayer roleupdated: Wed Sep 14 2011 13:24:00

Until recently, few outside the solar power industry had even heard of Solyndra Inc.

CNNMoney: FBI raids bankrupt solar venture Solyndraupdated: Fri Sep 09 2011 12:56:00

FBI agents, acting with inspectors from the Department of Energy, raided the offices of solar panel maker Solyndra on Thursday, just days after the DOE-backed company filed for bankruptcy.

FBI searches bankrupt solar energy company touted by Obamaupdated: Thu Sep 08 2011 13:31:00

FBI agents on Thursday were searching the offices of a California solar energy company touted by President Barack Obama that recently halted operations, FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed to CNN.

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