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Friday, September 16, 2011

Solargate: it's Huuuuge........

Way, way back in November 2010, we began pestering our readers about yet another failed solar energy conspiracy, Solyndra.  In subsequent posts, we've kept you up to date on the growing scandal, now involving corruption and bribery at the highest levels of government.

In less than a year, the scandal has grown to where, were our current president a Republican, he'd be waving goodbye as he boarded his last official helicopter flight on the White House lawn.  For an indication of how big this story has become, Professor Jacobson stayed up late and watched The Tonight Show.  Jay Leno is now doing Solyndra jokes!

And there's good news for us rubes here in the The Finger Lakes.  We are uniquely positioned to cash in on this one: Five Points!

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1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile, the solar industry sends around people like Jim (Chip) Northrup, whose family made its fortune in solar energy development, to bad mouth natural gas development and hydraulic fracturing. If the price of natural gas is kept high, solar interests may be able to market their currently uneconomic product. People who think the energy industry is a single monolith are wrong, they compete with each other. What is most disturbing about Solyndra is the administration's involvement and yes, if a Republican president was doing this, the calls for a special prosecutor from the media would be deafening.