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Friday, October 14, 2011

GOP Picked Losers Too

“When green energy company Raser Technologies broke ground on its geothermal power plant more than three years ago, [Republican] Sen. Orrin Hatch was there to herald the day as a ‘turning point in the country’s clean-energy future…. But just a month before the groundbreaking for a plant that was supposed to produce 10 megawatts of zero-emission electricity to be sold to the city of Anaheim, Calif. — and help power Disneyland — Raser was already on shaky ground…. Since Solyndra’s collapse, Republican lawmakers have criticized as misguided the Obama administration’s attempt to boost the clean-energy industry…. But Hatch … hasn’t had much to say about Raser since its collapse. ” (USA Today)

Par for the course.

FEE Timely Classic
“Energy Policy: Wisdom or Waste?” by Roger McKinney