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Feds Find Politically Connected Solar Company Lied for $500 Million in Federal Loans, Declines to Prosecute

A federal investigation has determined, top-leaders at Solyndra, a now defunct solar power panel manufacturer, lied to the federal government by repeatedly inflating sales figures in pursuit of a $535 million government loan guarantee.  Solyndra’s 2011 bankruptcy cost taxpayers more than $500 million, left 1,100 workers at the company’s shuttered Fremont, California factory unemployed and brought heightened scrutiny to the Department of Energy green energy loan program.  The four year...

Increasing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Is Key to Preventing Mass Starvation

Editor’s Note: Sherwood Idso is president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. Idso received the 2014 Frederick Seitz Memorial Award at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, held in July 2014 in Las Vegas. Craig Idso co-authored this paper and is the chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide. Is the human-induced increase in the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide concentration good or bad for Earth and its inhabitants? Scientists, who base...

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