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Obama Can’t Wait: 7 New “Not Solyndra, We Promise” Projects

Written by Gary North on August 9, 2012

The White House on August 7 issued a press release. It invokes the following: “the Obama Administration’s record of success in permitting an unprecedented number of utility-scale renewable energy projects. ”

I have no doubt that these will be equally successful. Obama just can’t wait.

I am not making this up. See it for yourself.


We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Announces Seven Major Renewable Energy Infrastructure Projects that Would Power 1.5 million Homes to be Expedited

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as a part of his We Can’t Wait initiative, President Obama announced that seven nationally and regionally significant solar and wind energy projects will be expedited, including projects in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Wyoming. Together, these job-creating infrastructure projects would produce nearly 5,000 megawatts (MW) of clean energy – enough to power approximately 1.5 million homes, and support the President’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand American made energy. As a part of a Presidential Executive Order issued in March of this year, the Office of Management and Budget is charged with overseeing a government-wide effort to make the permitting and review process for infrastructure projects more efficient and effective, saving time while driving better outcomes for the environment and local communities. Additional expedited infrastructure projects will be announced in the coming weeks.

“As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy to expand domestic energy production and strengthen the economy, we are working to advance smart development of renewable energy on our public lands,” said Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. “These seven proposed solar and wind projects have great potential to grow our nation’s energy independence, drive job creation, and power economies across the west.”

The renewable energy projects announced today build on the Obama Administration’s record of success in permitting an unprecedented number of utility-scale renewable energy projects.  Thanks to a coordinated and focused review process, in the past three years, the Department of the Interior has approved more utility-scale renewable energy projects on public lands than in the past two decades combined – a total of 31 new projects. When constructed by the companies, these projects are expected to generate enough renewable energy to power 2.3 million American homes.

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10 thoughts on “Obama Can’t Wait: 7 New “Not Solyndra, We Promise” Projects

  1. oh my God he is going to do it again!

  2. Kevin Beck says:

    I find it especially repulsive that this announcement was made the day AFTER Congress started its summer (pre-election) recess.

    Not that anything Congress does is relevant with this thief of an occupant in the White House.

  3. His promises are worthless.

  4. I understood one of the government officials of Spain to say that the money poured into renewable energy projects was just wasted and had almost caused them to be insolvent. And we are following their example. I see this as just another way to pay off his biggest contributors. Wasn't that where 98% of the stimulus money went last time.

  5. These "green" startups that got million$ in government grants then went belly up, I wonder how many were headed by big campaign donors who are being rewarded with taxpayer money? It seems to be the new norm in national politics.

  6. Junk Bin says:

    the dems must need more campaign money

  7. He is either delusional, incompetent or both. We may as well go back to the horse and buggy and horse and plow.

  8. Liberty49 says:

    What drug-induced universe is he living in? Every 'green' project he has thrown millions of our money into has failed miserably. I think he is just hurting so bad for money that he had to do this to 'launder' more money for his campaign. That' how he does it-he gives companies millions, they contribute millions to Obama, and then they declare bankruptcy! Perfect 'laundering' of funds, huh?

  9. I see the names of the companies. I will do the research. I hope they are all publicly traded. I will short the hell out of them. But I already know they are not. Probably not even companies, just a empty field with some cardboard cutouts for structures.

  10. eric taylor says:

    As long as Obama stays away from venture capital speculations we may be all right. We could have utility wind,
    thermal electric, and geothermal power plants in a modified limited partner structure that could be used on a
    simplified tax form. Canada dumped their oil and gas limited partners, but the Republican Congress would not
    even let Obama close the tax loopholes the oil and gas industries have used all these years. Tax payer money
    should not be used to reward crony capitalist venture capitalism, or the major energy companies at our expense.