Skip to comments.Emails show direct link between White House and energy loans, GOP says
Posted on 05/16/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT by Nachum
New emails obtained by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform show a direct link between the Department of Energys controversial green energy loan program and the White House, Republicans on the committee said Wednesday.
The White House and Energy Department have long held there was no political influence in the decision-making process that awarded billions of dollars in federal loan guarantees to renewable energy companies. However, emails disclosed at the hearing reference to communications with the White House.
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said the emails are the first in the committees more than yearlong investigation that show a direct link between the White House and the decision to award the loan guarantees.
Department of Energys credibility is thin, and Im currently trying to put off communications with people on the Hill, Brightsource CEO John Woolard wrote to Matt Rogers, senior adviser to the secretary of energy for the Recovery Act.
Brightsource received a conditional loan guarantee worth $1.6 billion in taxpayer dollars to build a solar farm in California.
Also, Darbee at PG&E talked directly to Obama about the programs challenges and the bad situation it puts him in, Woolard wrote in the email.
That was a reference to Peter Darbee, the former CEO of Pacific Gas and Electric.
PG&E has entered into power purchase agreements with Brightsource for its new solar project. As previously reported by the Free Beacon, PG&E is an aggressive purchaser of renewable power in California and has a formidable presence on Capitol Hill. The company has spent $82.3 million on lobbying since 2008, and the companys political action committee has given nearly $380,000 to Democrats since 2008.
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Well, I must say that probably has the punching power of Richard Simmons. I don't want to see the carnage the GOP leaves behind on this scandal.
same with stimulus, cloaked in fake job economy scam
So... What’s the question?
Get out the cuffs!