06 Sep '11, 6pm

Solyndra Collapse: Long Time Coming: by William Yeatman on September 6, 2011 In late 2009, Solyndra, a Californi...

Another possible explanation for the Solyndra debacle is the administration’s need for speed when it came to spending stimulus money. Rushed investments usually are rash investments. DOE’s Loan Programs Office is basically an investment bank. Yet fiscal analysis is well outside the core competency of DOE bureaucrats. As can be gleaned from the various warnings issued by federal watchdogs listed above, creating a bank from scratch is difficult. These reports suggest that proper safeguards and vetting were not in place. Despite these ongoing problems, the Loan Programs Office was told to spend the stimulus money as fast as possible. For example, immediately after the stimulus was enacted, DOE Secretary Steven Chu promised to quickly “start cutting checks.” In order to facilitate this check-cutting, he told reporters that he had reduced loan-guarantee paperwork from 1,000 pag...

Full article: http://www.globalwarming.org/2011/09/06/solyndra-collapse...

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