Federal Judge Issues Landmark Ruling on Cronyism in Energy Loan Guarantee Program

A federal judge has declared that U.S. Department of Energy discretionary spending tainted by alleged cronyism and political favoritism is subject to legal challenge.

5 Ways the DOE Loan Program and Fisker Automative Failed American Taxpayers

The House Oversight Committee is holding a hearing today on “Green Energy Oversight: Examining the Department of Energy’s Bad Bet on Fisker Automotive.” We’ll be live tweeting beginning at 2pm. 1. According to the DOE Loan Program Office, $34.5 billion of loans have created about 60,000 jobs, which is $575,000 per job. […]

Cause of Action Commends House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oversight Agenda

Cause of Action Commends House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Oversight Agenda WASHINGTON – On April 2, Gibson Dunn released their assessment  of the submitted oversight agendas of the 113th Congress.  Gibson Dunn outlined key areas of oversight that they considered noteworthy in these submissions, including the Department of Energy. Cause of Action […]

Buying an Energy Loan

The introduction of government influence into the market places an incentive for businesses to use the government’s power in order to garnish a larger share of the market. Perhaps better known as cronyism, this attempt to use politics in favor of private business is often characterized by campaign contributions for […]

Related Documents: Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program

FOIA Request FOIA Request (May 17, 2012) FOIA Productions Combined Data Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 2 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 3 Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy 4 Nuclear Power Nuclear Power 2 Financial Institution Partnership Program (FIPP) Financial Institution Partnership Program (FIPP) 2 Energy Transmission Manufacturing Fossil Fuels Mixed    

COA Responds to Energy Sec. Chu’s Resignation

Cause of Action, a government accountability group currently engaged in two lawsuits against the Department of Energy, issued the following response to Secretary Chu’s resignation announcement today: Executive Director Dan Epstein: “Secretary Chu is leaving behind a Department of Energy that has violated the rulemaking process, stolen technology from small […]

E&E Publishing: 2 companies sue, alleging politics steered green energy loans

2 companies sue, alleging politics steered green energy loans   John McArdle, E&E reporter, Published: Friday, January 11, 2013 Two electric-vehicle companies sued the Department of Energy yesterday for allegedly doling out billions of dollars in green energy loans to companies with political connections to the Obama administration. XP Vehicles Inc. and […]