"Dems: GOP Clean Energy Report Misleads"

"Three senior Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee defended a clean-energy grant program Wednesday, saying Republicans used misleading figures in a report earlier this month to slam the initiative."

"The Democrats said the Treasury Department’s 1603 program -- named after the section of the stimulus act that authorized it -- helped leverage billions of dollars in investments for domestic firms and added thousands more jobs than a report by committee Republicans indicated.

'Your report misrepresents the results of a successful Recovery Act program. … We hope this report is not a harbinger of the Committee’s approach to renewable energy issues in the new Congress,' committee ranking member Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), and subcommittee ranking members Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) wrote to Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.)."

Zack Colman reports for The Hill January 30, 2013.


Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 02/01/2013