Court of Appeals Rules Vehicle Tech Company Has Right to Pursue Relief After Unfair Treatment by DOE on Renewable Loans

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today reversed the District Court’s ruling, siding with Cause of Action Institute’s (CoA Institute) client, Limnia Inc., an advanced vehicle technology company that alleged it was unfairly passed over for a government-backed loan and loan guarantee through […]

Related Documents: XP Vehicles v. Department of Energy

Cause of Action is representing XP Vehicles, a San Francisco-based electric car company  in a lawsuit against the federal government concerning the U.S. Department of Energy’s denial of XP’s loan guarantee application under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (AVTM) loan program. United States Court of Federal Claims Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (February […]

Cause of Action files opposing briefs in Department of Energy cronyism lawsuit

As we’ve seen over the past month the DOE is reviving its loan program, this time under new management. Yet Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability group, hasn’t forgotten how the DOE handled applications for the Loan Guarantee Program in the first go-round. Today CoA took a step in […]

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. […]

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    

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 […]