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Over 100 Criminal Probes Related to Stimulus Funding in the Department of Energy Alone
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/energy-department-ig-has-launched-over-100-crinimal-probes-related-stimulus-funding_607675.html

Obama Energy Department Is Going Back and Changing Solar Energy Loan Press Releases

The Obama Administration spent nearly half of the $38.6 billion ($17.2 billion) set aside for his green energy programs and was only able to create 3,545 permanent green jobs. This comes out to a staggering $4,853,000 per job.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/10/obama-energy-department-is-going-back-and-changing-solar-energy-loan-press-releases/

a battery will retail for $1000 a piece with a $995 tax credit available from Uncle Sugar.


20 posted on 01/09/2012 12:07:47 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
>>Obama Energy Department Is Going Back and Changing Solar Energy Loan Press Releases

Wow! Have you any examples?

24 posted on 01/09/2012 12:15:22 PM PST by pabianice (")
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To: WOBBLY BOB
From the link:

Someone affiliated with the Department of Energy has been going back to make changes to press releases posted on the Internet weeks and months ago, CNBC has found. The changes occurred in two press releases from the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program — the same program that has been the center of controversy surrounding the failed solar company Solyndra.

Both were changed to remove the name of a company that has received negative press attention in recent days, SunPower, and replace it with the name of another company, NRG Energy [NRG 20.89 -0.14 (-0.67%) ].

Generally, it is not considered correct procedure to revise old press releases retroactively on the Web. More commonly, government agencies will issue a new press release with a current date explaining any changes that have occurred.

In the April case, the Department of Energy loan programs office announced in a press release on April 12 “conditional commitment” to a $1.187 billion loan guarantee to support the California Valley Solar Ranch project, which it said was “sponsored by SunPower Corporation.”

But that release was later changed on one website to say the project was “sponsored by NRG Energy.” The date on the release remained “April 12, 2011.”

27 posted on 01/09/2012 12:41:38 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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