Skip to comments.Begich Earmarked Millions for Bankrupt Green Energy Company
Posted on 04/15/2014 10:28:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
As Sen. Mark Begich (D., Alaska) seeks to shore up his energy policy credentials, a now-bankrupt green energy company to which he steered federal subsidies could cloud his message.
Begich received campaign contributions from a lobbyist for an Alaska geothermal plant after helping the company obtain federal financing. The company is now bankrupt, but Begich continues touting his support for alternative energy.
The senator, who is facing reelection in November, will address the Alaska Wood Energy Conference on Wednesday. The conference brings together leaders in the states biomass industry.
He has also promoted fossil fuel development, including effort to open areas of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, and to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
However, Begichs critics are pointing to his involvement with a now-bankrupt Alaska utility as evidence of a troubling record on energy policy.
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