it was a failure the moment he proposed it.
Anything “green” (windmills,solar panels, ect) can be produced in China cheaper along with everything else. Their was no chance of this ever working without some sort of protective tariff's.
Since liberals worship mother earth, they will say that we need more public investment, subsidy, whatever you want to call it. In their minds, the cost and upheavals to our economy and federal budget are not an issue, if the spending and subsidy go to anything that can be labeled green.