Another taxpayer-funded energy company files for bankruptcy

““Let’s remember that the need for energy storage systems is strictly a consequence of the intermittency of renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

These companies benefit from the grants and indirectly from the inefficiencies of an industry that exists by the grace of political favoritism.”

And yet, Neanderthal holocene climate man still persists. Spending other people’s money on virtue-signalling ideas that they know don’t work. WTF?

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Gamecock

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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/10/another-taxpayer-funded-energy-company-files-for-bankruptcy.html

From Fox News:

A cutting-edge battery maker that received millions from taxpayers has become the latest government-backed energy firm to file for bankruptcy – reviving the controversy over how stimulus dollars were spent under the last administration.

Seven years after Aquion Energy received a $5.2 million stimulus-tied grant from the federal government, the Pennsylvania company on Wednesday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

“Creating a new electrochemistry and an associated battery platform at commercial scale is extremely complex, time-consuming, and very capital intensive. Despite our best efforts to fund the company and continue to fuel our growth, the Company has been unable to raise the growth capital needed to continue operating as a going concern,” Scott Pearson, Aquion’s outgoing CEO, said in a press release.

The company, which is now seeking a buyer, produces batteries to store solar and renewable energy. It had been…

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