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Path to the White House: SolarBee to be recognized as rural success

February 10, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Dickinson company has been named a “rural manufacturing success,” earning it a ticket to Washington D.C. in one week, officials said Friday. Continue Reading

Energy secretary: He approved Solyndra loan; White House didn’t contact him

November 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Testifying under oath on a widening controversy, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he was unaware of his staff predictions in 2009 that California solar company Solyndra was likely to face severe cash-flow problems. He said that market changes which led to a steep decline in the price of solar panels were “totally unexpected.” Continue Reading

Solar energy pushed for public lands in West

October 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Obama administration today identified 17 sites in six Western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands, continuing a push for solar power despite the high-profile bankruptcy of a solar panel maker that received a half-billion dollar federal loan. Continue Reading

OPINION: Solyndra – whose baby is she?

September 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Solyndra is trying to rival her big sister Katrina’s ability to make the federal government look incompetent. But whose baby is she?

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Finland farm thrives off the grid

September 30, 2010 in Lake County News-Chronicle

David and Lise Abazs began their journey together in 1986, when they were married in a Buddhist service in Sri Lanka; a Hindu ceremony at Gandhi’s ashram in Wardha, India; and finally a Christian wedding service in North Carolina. Continue Reading