Will the GOP Celebrate the Solyndra Bankruptcy, or Will We Learn Some Valuable Lessons?
thinkprogress.org — The news broke yesterday that solar manufacturer Solyndra was filing for bankruptcy. The thin-film producer closed its California-based manufacturing facility and laid off 1,100 workers. Conservatives are dancing all over Solyndra’s grave, trying to turn it into a referendum on renewable energy and green jobs. But the U.S. invented the modern solar cell half a century ago, and the route to sustainable wealth can’t possibly be one where we invent technologies and other countries manufacture them. No, rather than a referendum, this should be is a chance to learn the lesson of how the U.S. can compete in one of the fastest job-creating sectors in the world.