Administration officials grilled over Solyndra bankruptcy

US lawmakers have grilled two Obama Administration officials over federal support for bankrupt PV manufacturer Solyndra, putting the solar industry in the national spotlight for the wrong reasons.

Both Republicans and Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations had tough questions for Jonathan Silver, executive director of the Department of Energy Loan Programs Office, and Jeffrey Zients, deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), at a hearing on Wednesday.

Executives from the company are to appear before the subcommittee next week.

Republicans in particular probed for signs that the administration tried to speed a review of Solyndra, which received support of $535m under the DOE Loan Guarantee Program and Log in to read complete article.

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