Top Energy Department official leaves after Solyndra: report

WASHINGTON Thu Oct 6, 2011 4:53pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top official at the Energy Department's loan program has stepped down in the wake of a high-profile failure of a loan to solar panel maker Solyndra, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Jonathan Silver decided to leave because no significant new funds were allocated to the loans program after the fiscal year ended on September 30, the newspaper reported, citing a statement from Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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philnagle wrote:
In Chicago, government contracts, Federal,state or local, are something one uses to maintain or expand political power. If they accomplish something positive for the citizens that’s a bonus but not a necessity. Obama was a part of the Chicago machine. That is where he learned what little he knows about governing. If you give him the ability to spend more money he will use it for politics not serving the country. Look at Stimulus I. Don’t waste more money on green projects or infrastructure improvements. Obama, as a good Chicago politician, will just use it as a slush fund.

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