“No es bueno.” WH aide Heather Zichal has a gift for understatement.
Just a few days before the 2010 mid-term elections, the White House knew that things were going very badly for taxpayer-backed solar-panel firm Solyndra, newly released internal emails show.
The emails, part of a document dump late Friday, showed a White House aide wrote on Oct. 27, 2010, to the then-director of energy and climate change policy.
“Here’s the deal — Solyndra is going to announce they are laying off 200 of their 1200 workers. No es bueno,” aide Heather Zichal wrote.Though the news was kept quiet, the emails do not show evidence that the White House tried to delay the announcement for political reasons.
Eh, they’re just waiting for another Friday night to drop those emails. Friday the 13th was a bit too obvious.
You know what else ain’t bueno? There are at least 11 more Solyndras out there.
CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson takes a look at 11 more Solyndras that were part of Obama’s Energy program. Attkisson was one of the original reporters that uncovered the Solyndra scandal.
CBS News counted 12 clean energy companies that are having trouble after collectively being approved for more than $6.5 billion in federal assistance. Five have filed for bankruptcy: The junk bond-rated Beacon, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy and Solyndra.
According to CBS News, Beacon Power, a “green energy storage company,” recieved $43 million from the government. Standard and Poor’s had given the project a rating of “CCC-plus.”
Imagine that. You put a crony fascist in charge of the government, he has no record of successfully doing anything other than running for one office and running for a higher one, and he fritters away millions on his pet crony fascist schemes. That CCC-plus for Beacon Power may be in Obama’s largest project’s future before it’s all said and done.