26 Sep '11, 5pm

GOP Tries to Turn Solyndra into a Climategate, But It Can't Hide Clean Energy's Success

In the absence of a real jobs plan of their own , GOP leaders continue using Solyndra’s demise to attack the Obama Administration’s clean energy and green jobs policies. One bad company, they say, means the whole enterprise is doomed. That would surprise the more than 5,500 companies and 100,000 Americans who currently work in the solar industry. It would shock the analysts who say the clean energy sector grew nearly twice as fast as the overall economy between 2003 and 2010. And it would baffle the 2.7 million people who the Brookings Institution says have jobs in the clean economy as a whole. Assessing an industry by the performance of one company would mean social media was dead after MySpace and commercial airlines were hopeless after Pan Am. Exaggerated political discourse is nothing new these days, but the degree to which the posturing over Solyndra departs from the ...

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