The total set aside by the Obambi administration for Green Energy businesses was $80 Billion. We’ve heard about Solyndra, Fisker, and A123 among some of the bigger ones. However, there are a total of 34 companies on this list totaling $3.770 Billion in taxpayer funded loans. Admittedly, that is only 1/2 of 1% of the total. But, given that we are talking BILLIONS that still is no chump change when it comes to our taxes. I found the list here. We can’t afford having the government pick and choose who the winners and losers are. Given that Global Warming has been debunked and we now find out that there has been absolutely no global warming over the last 16 years – this is plain ridiculous.
The complete list of faltering or bankrupt green-energy companies:
- Evergreen Solar ($25 million)*
- SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
- Solyndra ($535 million)*
- Beacon Power ($43 million)*
- Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
- SunPower ($1.2 billion)
- First Solar ($1.46 billion)
- Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
- EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
- Amonix ($5.9 million)
- Fisker Automotive ($529 million)
- Abound Solar ($400 million)*
- A123 Systems ($279 million)*
- Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)*
- Johnson Controls ($299 million)
- Schneider Electric ($86 million)
- Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
- ECOtality ($126.2 million)
- Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
- Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
- Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
- Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
- Range Fuels ($80 million)*
- Thompson River Power ($6.5 million)*
- Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
- Azure Dynamics ($5.4 million)*
- GreenVolts ($500,000)
- Vestas ($50 million)
- LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($151 million)
- Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
- Navistar ($39 million)
- Satcon ($3 million)*
- Konarka Technologies Inc. ($20 million)*
- Mascoma Corp. ($100 million)
Wow, seems like forever since I added a post. Real world interfering again.
So, on to the main subject – the October 3d debate. The first of three. I’ve read several articles, mostly lamestream media, all predicting Obambi to be the victor. I’ve also read that Romney’s strategy is going to be one of being the fact checker and calling Obambi out on his lies and pointing out his failures as it relates to the economy.
This is no doubt going to be an interesting debate. I want to see how P-BO is going to wiggle his way out of it. Apparently, Romney has been prepping for weeks. I only hope the Romney from the Florida debate wear he put a smackdown on Newt shows up. Obama, no doubt, is a smooth talker. He has the media and loony progressives on his side that believe everything he says and continues to peddle and advance his Marxist ideology as mainstream.
Given this week there is absolute proof Obambi’s strategy of making the poor and lower class members of this country entirely dependent on the government (did everyone see the “Obama phone” video?) Mitt is entirely right about the 47%. He is going to have a tough time promoting the idea of independence and self-sufficiency to a majority of the electorate. It still amazes me how far left and away from the founding fathers this country has moves.
I’ll be watching these debates closely. I hope the rest of you will be too.
I really love Clint Eastwood. I grew up watching his Spaghetti westerns (my all time fave is The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) – I thought he was awesome in all the Dirty Harry movies and it was great seeing him try something different with his Any Which Way you Can movies. I think he is one of the greatest actors of all time. Watching him tonight at the RNC was just sad. Do I think he could still kick my ass? Probably – but – his delivery was slow and uncomfortable. It was uncomfortable watching it. If you haven’t seen it – here is the video of the speech.
He makes some great points. But, the delivery was hard to watch.