Romney-backed solar co. fails days af...

Romney-backed solar co. fails days after he faults Obama on Solyndra

There are 11 comments on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story from Jun 5, 2012, titled Romney-backed solar co. fails days after he faults Obama on Solyndra. In it, Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports that:

Republican Mitt Romney, who criticized President Obama last week for backing failed Solyndra LLC, supported as governor of Massachusetts a different solar-power company that has gone out of business.

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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#1 Jun 5, 2012
this is not to be discussed.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#2 Jun 5, 2012
Love this headline..bumping it back up on the boards..
SaM I Am

Afton, OK

#3 Jun 6, 2012
Robme does not want to talk about this.....it's not in his best interest.
it is I

Mount Hope, WV

#4 Jun 6, 2012
Yes, lets discuss it, but lets add these also:
Obamas failures
Solar Trust of America: FAIL
Bright Source: FAIL
Solyndra: FAIL
LSP Energy: FAIL
Energy Conversion Devices: FAIL
Abound Solar: FAIL
SunPower: FAIL
Beacon Power: FAIL
Ecotality: FAIL
A123 Solar: FAIL
UniSolar: FAIL
Azure Dynamics: FAIL
Evergreen Solar: FAIL
Ener1: FAIL

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#5 Jun 6, 2012
Just appears THAT folks cannot afford "solar panels, solar anything"..LOOK around people..Have ya seen the job fairs recently?? Less jobs per the thousand than are applying EVERY freakin' day..WHY THE FREAK would anyone back these companies...try backing the banks NOT to foreclose on folks WHO have had their homes for twenty years..and then lose their job, because the company went bankrupt..think about your resident taxpayers, please gents?
it is I

Mount Hope, WV

#6 Jun 6, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Just appears THAT folks cannot afford "solar panels, solar anything"..LOOK around people..Have ya seen the job fairs recently?? Less jobs per the thousand than are applying EVERY freakin' day..WHY THE FREAK would anyone back these companies...try backing the banks NOT to foreclose on folks WHO have had their homes for twenty years..and then lose their job, because the company went bankrupt..think about your resident taxpayers, please gents?
Yes and now it looks like our leaders and companies here are pushing for a tariff on overseas solar products, which is predicted will even further slow adoption of solar for homeowners. It will just raise prices and put a burden on installers and those who want them: http://www.stltoday.com/business/columns/davi...
SaM I Am

Dripping Springs, TX

#7 Jun 7, 2012
it is I wrote:
Yes, lets discuss it, but lets add these also:
Obamas failures
Solar Trust of America: FAIL
Bright Source: FAIL
Solyndra: FAIL
LSP Energy: FAIL
Energy Conversion Devices: FAIL
Abound Solar: FAIL
SunPower: FAIL
Beacon Power: FAIL
Ecotality: FAIL
A123 Solar: FAIL
UniSolar: FAIL
Azure Dynamics: FAIL
Evergreen Solar: FAIL
Ener1: FAIL
Why don't we list Robme's failures and job losses also ?? His state was 47 of 50 in jobs...

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#8 Jun 7, 2012
"You’d never know from the media coverage that:

The Bush team tried to conditionally approve the Solyndra loan just before President Obama took office.
The company’s backers included private investors who had diverse political interests.
The loan comprises just 1.3% of DOE’s overall loan portfolio. To date, Solyndra is the only loan that’s known to be troubled."

TP

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#9 Jun 7, 2012
"July 2005: The Bush Administration signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law, creating the 1703 loan guarantee program.

February 2006 – October 2006: In February, Solyndra raises its first round of venture financing worth $10.6 million from CMEA Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and U.S. Venture Partners. In October, Argonaut Venture Capital, an investment arm of George Kaiser, invests $17 million into Solyndra. Madrone Capital Partners, an investment arm of the Walton family, invests $7 million. Those investments are part of a $78.2 million fund.

December 2006: Solyndra Applies for a Loan Guarantee under the 1703 program.

Late 2007: Loan guarantee program is funded. Solyndra was one of 16 clean-tech companies deemed ready to move forward in the due diligence process. The Bush Administration DOE moves forward to develop a conditional commitment."

TP
voteearlyvoteoft en

Virginia Beach, VA

#10 Jun 7, 2012
Colorado Chick wrote:
Just appears THAT folks cannot afford "solar panels, solar anything"..LOOK around people..
The article's headline should have read:

"Solar is still not a viable energy alternative, despite large government investment"
WildBill

United States

#11 Jun 8, 2012
voteearlyvoteoften wrote:
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The article's headline should have read:
"Solar is still not a viable energy alternative, despite large government investment"
It's viable on a individual level as it already saves people money. As for commercial uses, utilities are beginning to see the advantages of solar power. http://www.cleanenergyauthority.com/solar-ene...

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