20 Sep '11, 5pm

Latest from @drgrist: What Solyndra didn’t teach us about clean energy and job creation

Latest from @drgrist: What Solyndra didn’t teach us about clean energy and job creation

I always find posts like this one by David Rotman in Technology Review puzzling. He says "the fundamental policy mistake that produced the Solyndra debacle" was that the 2009 stimulus bill "conflated two objectives: creating jobs and building a clean-energy infrastructure." It is true, as Rotman says, that laying the groundwork for a clean energy economy is a large-scale, long-term endeavor. It will require lots of investments -- in basic science, new infrastructure, etc. -- that won't pay dividends for years to come. It is also true that the whole point of economic stimulus is to be spent quickly, to create jobs in the short term. The two objectives are not the same and of course one should not conflate or confuse them. Still, if you can picture a Venn diagram with clean energy development in one circle and economic stimulus in the other, there is some overlap. There are ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/politics/2011-09-20-what-solyndra-di...

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grist.org 19 Sep '11, 6pm

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grist.org 23 Sep '11, 8pm

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Q&A on Solyndra, Clean Energy, & Green Jobs

Q&A on Solyndra, Clean Energy, & Green Jobs

cleantechnica.com 17 Sep '11, 2pm

A. In 2007, Solyndra applied for assistance from a Department of Energy program that promotes renewable power. In 2009, th...