Department of Energy on Townhall Staff - Tue Oct 4

John Ransom - Mon Oct 3

If Obama really cared about your progressive causes he wouldn’t have used the DOE program for a slush fund; he would have solved illegal immigration when he had a majority; he would have passed a healthcare bill that brought costs down; he would have closed Gitmo; he would have arrested Al Awaki; he would have declared war in Libya. ... more

Marita Noon - Sun Oct 2

All of these projects would be great if they were a better mouse trap; if they were cheaper, more reliable and better land use. But they are not. They are more expensive, less reliable and use more land (or water). ... more

Reuters News - Fri Sep 30

Michelle Malkin - Fri Sep 30

The Obama administration's crony green subsidy scandal is erupting like a solar flare in Washington. But do you know what your kids are learning in their environmental education classes about this red-hot taxpayer eco-scam? Chances are: not much. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Thu Sep 29

As the graphic represents, the DOE is busy processing nine more applications totaling $6.5 billion. As the chart shows, just 283 permanent jobs would result –at an average of nearly $23 million per job. ... more

Paul Driessen - Mon Sep 26

Delaware’s political establishment thinks First State electricity consumers should subsidize the manufacturing of super-sized fuel cells, under the auspices of California-based Bloom Energy, to replace natural gas and coal-fired power plants in generating electricity. ... more

Lurita Doan - Mon Sep 26

Forget about Dancing with the Stars. If Americans want to see some really fancy footwork, just watch the senior members of the Obama Administration as they do the hokey pokey. The President is, perhaps, the greatest dancer of all as he constantly talks about his policy goals, waves it all about, only to take it all back as he turns himself around ... more

Amy Oliver - Sun Sep 25

Turns out there's a lot of money to go around when a company gets a taxpayer loan. Congressional campaigns, governor campaigns and yes, even presidents get a rebate when loans are made. ... more

Bob Beauprez - Fri Sep 23

A second witness has now come forward, as well. Anthony Russo, director of the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing told The Daily Beast, that the White House pushed him to alter his testimony to say that "the government's concerns about the project by the firm LightSquared could be resolved in 90 days." ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Sep 21

When Solyndra went belly up last month, less than a year after it started making solar arrays in Fremont, Calif., an Energy Department spokesman insisted that the $535 million the federal government had loaned the company was well spent. "The project that we supported succeeded," he said. "The facility was producing the product it said it would produce." ... more

Eleanor Vaughan - Tue Sep 20

An investigation by the Energy and Commerce Committee has revealed that, for political reasons, the White House rushed a $528 billion federal loan to solar firm Solyndra, which went bankrupt two weeks ago. Taxpayers should be outraged. ... more

Amy Oliver - Sun Sep 18

It’s no wonder that Pew Research Center found that 86 percent of Americans are either frustrated or angry with the federal government. Solyndra gives them 535 million more reasons. You’d think someone would have the common decency to apologize. Don’t hold you’re your breath waiting for one. The reaction from all the players ranges from defensive to offensive, from cavalier to incredible. No responsibility. No display of remorse. ... more

Debra J. Saunders - Sat Sep 17

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is getting hammered because he signed an order requiring that sixth-graders be vaccinated against the HPV virus in 2007. ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Fri Sep 16

"If you love me, you've got to help me pass this bill." ... more

John Ransom - Thu Sep 15

In February, the administration renegotiated with Solyndra’s billionaire investor- remember the one who was also a big contributor to the Obama campaign?- as the company was failing. That deal allowed billionaire George Kaiser’s foundation to jump ahead of the American taxpayers for all but $150 million of the government’s $527 million loan in any company bankruptcy. Oh, and it’s a transaction that also happens to be illegal. ... more