Solar energy company, Solyndra, got $528 million federal loan based on rigorous analysis, not politics, Energy Secretary Chu says. House committee to probe loan and loan restructuring for the failed solar energy venture.
Clean energy projects in California are thriving. But environmentalists worry about impact of clean energy companies on Mojave Desert.
Solyndra loan restructuring might violate federal law, Treasury worried, according to released e-mails. House panel aims to determine Energy Department's culpability in aiding Solyndra investors ahead of taxpayers.
Tesla Model S: People who preordered the electric vehicle got a chance to see it up close over the weekend. The company's CEO pleaded with fans to talk up the Tesla Model S.
Solar energy company Solyndra CEO Brian Harrison and the chief financial officer, Bill Stover, both invoked their Fifth Amendment right to decline to testify to avoid self-incrimination.
Solyndra bankruptcy is causing Congress to look into how the solar manufacturer got federal subsidies. The Energy Department restructured the loan seven months before the Solyndra bankruptcy.
FBI Solyndra raid believed to be related to more than $500 million in federal loans the solar firm received before filing for bankruptcy. FBI: Solyndra investigation is being carried out jointly with Energy Department.
Bankruptcy of Solyndra, once touted by President Obama, is third failure of a US solar firm this month. Bankruptcy will serve as fuel for critics of government stimulus.
Satellite TV lets immigrants cocoon in their own culture. Does it also alienate?
America's immigrants stay connected to their home countries via satellite television. Afghan immigrants Fatima Majeed (c.) and Naseer Ahmadi (foreground) watch an average of eight hours of Afghan shows on cable TV a day in their suburban three bedroom apartment in Fremont, Calif. Their son Mostafa (background) says he has little interest in his parents’ shows.