Where your stimulus money went!!!!!!
Please dont read this on a full stomach or if you take heart medication!
1 – Swiss-Based Landis+Gyr Received Over $50 Million In Stimulus Contracts For Their Smart Grid Meters. Cathy Zoi, A Former Obama Energy Department Official, Held Over $250,000 Worth Of Stock In The Company As They Profited From Her Department’s Policies. Zoi Had Previously Served As An Executive Director At Landis+Gyr Before Joining The Obama Administration.
North Carolina-Based LED Maker Cree Inc. Received Over $39 Million Through The Stimulus And Later Opened Its First Plant In China. Over Half Of The Company’s Employees Are Now Located In China And Cree’s CEO Says The Company’s Strategy Is “Cree Chip, China Heart.”
Loan Guarantees … Sempra Received A $337 Million Loan Guarantee For An Arizona Solar Plant.
The Solar Panels Will Be Supplied By SunTech, A Chinese Solar Panel Manufacturer.
Jobs Council –
General Electric Cancelled An Order From Wind Turbine Manufacturer ATI Casting In Order To Get The Parts Cheaper From China. After ATI Offered To Match The Price, GE Still Refused The Order.
ATI Was Forced To Layoff 302 Workers Due To The Move.
General Electric Has Also Been Criticized For Using Chinese Made Wind Towers Over American Towers At The Stimulus Funded Shepherds Flat Wind Farm In Oregon.
Stimulus Funds – Solar Power Industries Received A $5.4 Million Stimulus Grant Before Laying Off American Workers Based On An Increased Reliance On Imports From China.
After Receiving A $500 Million Loan Guarantee, Fisker Automotive Is Producing Their
$100K Luxury Electric Sports Car In Finland.
Denmark – Stimulus Grants
Subsidiaries Of Danish Wind Mill Maker Vestas Received $51.6 Million In Stimulus Grants To Build U.S. Based Factories. They Have Announced Plans To Layoff 180 U.S. Workers And Possibly Another 1,600 By The End Of The Year.
The Windy Flats Project Began Construction Before The Stimulus Was Passed, Received A $218
Million Stimulus Grant And Used Wind Turbines Assembled By Seimans In Denmark.
Danish Catalyst Company, Haldor Topsoe, Received A $25 Million Stimulus Award For
The Construction Of A Demonstration Scale Biorefinery.
Two Korean Manufacturers Of Electric Vehicle Batteries Were Given $300 Million To Build Plants In Michigan. Union Workers Are Now Claiming That Foreign Nationals Are Being Brought In To Fill Jobs That They Could Take. The Department Of Energy Has Admitted That 11 Of The 18 Contractors On Site Are Asian Firms.
The Gulf Wind Project Received A $179 Million Stimulus Grant And Sourced
The Parts From South Korea, As Well As Japan And Mexico.
Australia – Stimulus Funds
The Melanoma Institute of Australia received a $162,000 stimulus contract to supply the National Cancer Institute with tumor samples.
Mexico – Stimulus Funds
SunPower Admits That Some of the Solar Panels for the $1.3 Billion Stimulus Backed California Solar Valley Ranch Will Be Manufactured At Their Facility In Mexico Rather Than Their Facility In California.
ABB Inc. Received Over $16 Million in Stimulus Funds to Create Green Energy Manufacturing Jobs,
the Company Has Laid Off Workers in the U.S. and Transferred Work To Mexico.
Dominican Republic – Stimulus Funds
Parago Used Stimulus Funds to Hire Hundreds of Workers in El Salvador and the
Dominican Republic to Administer a Renewable Energy Appliance Rebate Program.
New Zealand – Stimulus Funds
A $817,000 Stimulus Contract Was Awarded To New Zealand’s Connexionz To Install Bus
Monitors For The City Of Santa Clarita. A Local Contractor That Could Have Performed
The Work Objected To The Funds Going Overseas.
Thailand – Bailout Funds
After Taking A Taxpayer-Funded Bailout, General Motors Opened A $200 Million Plant In Thailand To Supply Diesel Engines For The Chevrolet Colorado Pickup Truck.
Vietnam – Jobs Council
General Electric Opened A $61 Million Factory In Hai Pong To Produce Wind Turbine Components. GE’s CEO Jeffery Immelt Chairs The President’s Jobs Council And The Company Has Received Over $1.2 Billion In Stimulus Funds.
Italy – Stimulus Funds
Brevini Wind Was Given A $12.75 Million Tax Credit To Build A Facility To Manufacture Wind Turbine Gearboxes In Indiana. Over Two Years Later The Company Has Only Hired 70 Of The 450 Workers Promised And The Company Has Announced They Do Not Expect To Be Operating The Facility Until Late-2013.
Italian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Pulled In Over $84 Million In Cash Grants Through
The Stimulus’ 1603 Program
Russia – Stimulus Funds
Ener1 Received Over $118 Million In Stimulus Funds To Produce Vechicle Batteries. After Going Bankrupt, It Was Acquired Outright By A Russian Investor, Sparking Security Concerns Surrounding The Company’s Work for The U.S. Military.
Germany – Stimulus GRants
ON Climate & Renewables Received Over $440 Million In Stimulus Grants For Wind Farms That Began Construction Before The Stimulus Was Passed.
At Least 25 Wind Turbines For Stimulus Funded Projects Were Supplied By German-Based Nordex.
Luxembourg – Stimulus Funds
Luxembourg-Based ArcelorMittal’s Subsidiary Received $31.5 Million In Stimulus Funds For A Waste Heat Recovery Unit.
El Salvador – Stimulus Funds
Parago Used Stimulus Funds to Hire Hundreds of Workers in El Salvador and the Dominican Republic to Administer a Renewable Energy Appliance Rebate Program.
Great Britain – Stimulus Funds
$39 Million In Stimulus Funds Went To Navistar For Electric Delivery Trucks That Are Manufactured
In Coventry, England.
British Private-Equity Firm Terra Firma Received Over $40 Million In Stimulus Funds Through An American Wind Consortium It Bought Just Days Before The Stimumuls Funds Were Awarded.
India – Stimulus Grants
India-Based Suzlon And Its Subsidiaries Installed Over 200 Wind Turbines Under Obama’s Stimulus Grant Program With Most Of The Materials Coming From Its Operations Overseas.
Spain – Stimulus Funds
Spain-Based Iberdrola Renewables Received $1.5 Billion In Loans And Grants And Claimed It
Created Over 15,000 American Jobs But The Company Only Has 850 U.S.-Based Employees.
Madrid-Based EDP Renewables Received Over $100 Million In Grants For Their Wind Farms and Announced In September 2011 That They Were Planning To Lay Off 10% Of Their North American Workforce.
Indonesia – Stimulus Funds
The EPA Gave A $1.5 Million Grant To Indonesia To Reduce Air Pollution In Jakarta.
Japan – Stimulus Grants
Japanese-Subsidiary Eurus Energy Received $91.4 Million In Stimulus Grants For A Wind Farm Completed Before The Stimulus Was Passed And Used 180 Turbines Manufactured Overseas By Mitsubishi
France – Cashing In
French Wind Farm Developer EnXco Pulled In Over $69 Million In Cash Grants Through The Stimulus’ 1603 Program.