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Solargate: About to Go Supernova?

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Re: Solargate: About to Go Supernova?

Postby Ned Flanders » Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:20 pm

White House Email: 'Coming Storm' Over Solyndra 'And Other Inside DOE Deals'

New internal White House emails reveal that a scathing critique of Energy Secretary Steven Chu by a former Obama political advisor was widely circulated at the highest levels of the administration.

The Feb. 25, 2011 email that sparked the deliberations landed on West Wing desks just as the solar energy firm Solyndra was starting to show outward signs of financial trouble. It was sent by Dan Carol, a former Obama campaign staffer and clean energy advocate who was described by Obama's then-Chief of Staff Pete Rouse as someone whose views "reflect the President's general philosophy on energy policy."

Carol's four-page proposal to restructure the Energy Department included the blunt recommendation that Chu be fired, and that his leadership team also be replaced, calling it time for "serious changes, even if they are uncomfortable to make."

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/white-hou ... r6KiIR0r8C
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Re: Solargate: About to Go Supernova?

Postby DCB » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:29 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:White House Email: 'Coming Storm' Over Solyndra 'And Other Inside DOE Deals'

New internal White House emails reveal that a scathing critique of Energy Secretary Steven Chu by a former Obama political advisor was widely circulated at the highest levels of the administration.
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http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/white-hou ... r6KiIR0r8C

Is Dan Carol, a "clean energy activist", your new BFF? Nice to know you're on the sustainable bandwagon.

Even if Chu were not reassigned, Carol added, the Energy Department should redirect its efforts on the $38 billion loan guarantee program and other spending. "There is a still A LOT of money over there that could be repurposed to better uses," he wrote.

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_19318485

And big government spending, too! Welcome to the team, comrade.
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