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  • Bankruptcy Filings Allege Abound Solar Aware of Defective Panels

    Recent filings by a customer of bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Abound Solar allege the company knew its panels were defective before the company collapsed last year, according to documents made public in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware: Citing confidential documents, Green Choice Solar LLC says the Colorado-based Abound knew … More

    WATCH: House Conservatives Answer Your Questions

    Rob Bluey of The Heritage Foundation will host Conversations with Conservatives today at 11:30 AM in Rayburn 2203 (also streaming online). Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free market and liberty-minded members of Congress that meets monthly with traditional press and bloggers to discuss the most important issues of the … More

    Bankrupt Abound Solar to Bury Unused Solar Panels in Cement

    Colorado-based Abound Solar has been ordered to remove and bury in cement thousands of leftover solar panels “deemed unsellable” by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The company must also clean up other hazardous waste at a number of facilities statewide, according to the Northern Colorado Business … More

    WATCH: Rep. Tom Price Talks Balanced Budget at Bloggers Briefing

    Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) joins us for today’s Bloggers Briefing. He’ll share his thoughts on the State of the Union, balancing the budget, and anything else that’s on his mind. Price is a standout conservative leader on Capitol Hill, having served as chairman of both the House Republican Policy Committee … More

    Ethanol Mandate Leads to Violence, Social Unrest

    The conversion of corn to ethanol has contributed to a doubling in global food prices since 2005, according to a report by the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI). In a presentation at The Heritage Foundation, Dr. Yaneer Bar-Yam elaborated upon earlier research done by NECSI demonstrating a link between … More

    Colorado Energy Office Misspends Millions in Stimulus Funds

    The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) misspent millions in stimulus funds and could not account for a variety of other financial statements, according to a new audit from the Colorado state auditor. The CEO, charged with administering energy funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and a host of other … More

    WATCH: "Beating Obamacare" Author Betsy McCaughey at Bloggers Briefing

    Betsy McCaughey’s opening chapter of her new book says it all: Obamacare is here to stay, at least in the near future. With that thought in mind, the constitutional scholar, patient advocate, and former New York lieutenant governor will join us at tomorrow’s Bloggers Briefing to share her secrets for … More

    It’s Time to Stop Picking Winners and Losers in the Energy Industry

    Representative Mike Pompeo (R–KS) hopes his new bill calling for the repeal of all energy tax credits on both conventional and renewable energy sources will level the playing field for energy producers and consumers and prevent the government from picking “winners and losers.” The Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act … More

    WATCH: The Promised Land of Fracking at Bloggers Briefing

    Matt Damon’s anti-fracking movie (financed by an oil-rich Arab nation) was a dud at the box office this month. Let’s hope that’s a sign Americans won’t entertain such Hollywood propaganda. Fortunately, there’s now an alternative that presents a different perspective on hydraulic fracturing. Filmmakers Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney and Magdalena … More

    DOE Grant Recipient Fleeces Taxpayers to Benefit Green Investors

    Solar Mosaic, a solar microfinancing outfit that received a $2 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant last summer and exploits a 30 percent federal tax credit, officially launched its crowd-sourced investment platform last week. Acknowledging that the microfinancing (financial services for small projects or businesses) model employed by Solar Mosaic … More