House Energy To Grill Administration at Solyndra Hearing Today

"Two weeks after the bankruptcy of a solar company that got $527 million in government loans, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to explore what went wrong."

"The tone is not expected to be friendly; the Republican leaders of the committee say that the Energy Department may have directed the money to a company with investors who were also donors to the Obama election campaign, and that the department may be preparing to give aid to other companies with iffy commercial prospects."

Matthew L. Wald reports for the New York Times' Green blog September 13, 2011.


"Obama Administration Set to Defend Solyndra Loan at House Panel " (Wall St. Journal)

Witness List (House Energy & Commerce Committee)

"Solyndra Executives Postpone Testimony" (Washington Post)

"Solyndra's Bankruptcy Puts Department of Energy in the Hot Seat" (San Jose Mercury News)

"White House Kept Close Tabs on  Solyndra Loan, Internal Emails Show" (iWatch/CPI)

"Republicans Say DOE Had Multiple Signs That Solyndra Was Failing" (ClimateWire)

"2 More Solar Companies Get U.S. Loan Backing" (New York Times)

Source: Green (NYT), 09/14/2011