Solyndra and What's Next For U.S. Energy Policy

Solyndra and What's Next For U.S. Energy Policy

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is facing tough questions on capital hill over the Obama administrations support for Solyndra. The now bankrupt solar panel company received a five hundred and thirty five million dollar loan from the federal...

Energy Secretary Steven Chu is facing tough questions on capital hill over the Obama administrations support for Solyndra. The now bankrupt solar panel company received a five hundred and thirty five million dollar loan from the federal government. Republicans charge got the loan because of political favoritism for a big Obama donor. The administration maintains the overall performance loan program will turn out to be sound. Chu, a Nobel laureate, points to the economic stakes for the U.S. in a growing global renewable energy market. A look at the controversy over Solyndra and what's next for U.S. energy policy.

Guests

Kevin Book

managing director of research, ClearView Energy Partners.

Coral Davenport

energy and environment correspondent, National Journal.

Robert Bryce

senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of "Power Hungry:The Myths of 'Green' Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future"

Nathanael Greene

Director of Renewable Energy Policy at the Natural Resources Defense Council

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