Energy Secy Chu Uses Solyndra for Crowd Control

Friday, 28 Oct 2011 11:37 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Energy Secretary Steven Chu has found that being enmeshed in the Solyndra scandal can have its uses. Chu used the scandal to bring order to a crowd milling around before he gave a speech, The Washington Post reported.

Chu was preparing to speak at a black-tie event this month when he realized he did not have the attention of the crowd, who were milling about and talking.

So he called out, “Solyndra, Solyndra, Solyndra.”

The move worked, and Chu delivered his speech, which did not mention the failed solar panel company, the Post reported.

The company declared bankruptcy in September after having secured more than $500 million in federal loan guarantees, and the administration has been accused of cronyism for pressing the loans.

Chu is set to testify on the matter before the House Energy and Commerce Committee in November, the Post reported.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Senate Report Exposes Green Groups' Activist 'Billionaires Club'

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:48 PM

A report released Wednesday by Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says environmental group . . .

Joe Scarborough Explains Israel 'Asinine' Comment

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 15:31 PM

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said he was taken aback by the intense reaction to comments he made criticizing Israel's mili . . .

California's Obamacare Rates to Average 4.2% Increase in 2015

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 15:23 PM

Health-care plan premiums will rise an average of 4.2 percent next year in California's insurance exchange, the largest  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved