Now, to get us over the hump on solar power, DOE is offering a total of $10 million in prize money to the first teams of Americans that can figure out how to cut through the red tape and make solar installation cheaper on a sustainable basis. It might be the first time the government has offered such a huge reward for finding a way to get around the government.Read more »
You’d never know from the media coverage that:
* The Bush team tried to conditionally approve the Solyndra loan just before President Obama took office.
* The company’s backers included private investors who had diverse political interests.
* The loan comprises just 1.3% of DOE’s overall loan portfolio. To date, Solyndra is the only loan that’s known to be troubled.Read more »
Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choicesRead more »
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