* Ener1, $118.5 million
* Compact Power, $151 million
* Beacon Power, $43 million
* Evergreen Solar, $25 million
"The government's picking winners and losers in the energy market has cost taxpayers billions of collars, and the rate of failure, cronyism and corruption at the companies receiving the subsidies is substantial," Schow said.
What a way to run a bankrupt federal government.
At the rate world energy consumption is increasing, the world must explore new sources and technologies.
But capitalists actually assess risk before they put their money on the line. Government, which does not, should not "invest" Americans' money this way.
Taxpayers actually need their money for themselves.