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DOE-Backed Solar Company Lays Off Workers. Is There an Echo in Here?

Pennsylvania Voter Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 3:53 PM
Apparently FTFT can't do simple energy calculations. Anyone with a few basic facts and some math skills can show why all the administrations green energy investments were doomed and non starters from the get go. Its amazing how libs claiming to be wise are such fools and another reason they need to be stripped of all political power.
wiseone Wrote: Apr 17, 2012 4:01 PM
Any energy venture that needs a subsidy to get off the ground is doomed before it starts. It should not be "news" when (another) one of them goes belly-up.

They should make a headline out of it if one of them actually makes and sustains a profit without government help. That's the miracle that will impress me.

Another day, yet another green-stimulus loan-guarantee recipient laying off workers. How sad is it that we've recently been hearing this and similar storylines so frequently that the theme is starting to feel kind of old n' busted? I mean, it's only throwing away billions of taxpayer dollars for the sake of a little socio-economic engineering, right? ...Facepalm. Via Beltway Confidential:

First Solar, a solar energy company that received a $1.46 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, announced today that it will layoff 2,000 workers in the United States and world-wide.

The company will ...