September 27, 2011

Loan Guarantee Scorecard - Who Got What From DOE

Washington Post, Washington Post

Department of Energy

The Energy Department’s loan guarantee program supports “green” technology. Since 2009, the department has finalized commitments for 26 loans worth a total of about $18.5 billion; 14 projects worth about $17.9 billion do not yet have finalized commitments. Two companies, First Solar and Solar City, said that time ran out before they could finalize agreements. Read related article.

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