Green Tech
  • Two Republican senators on Tuesday questioned whether the battery-maker A123 Systems Inc should continue to receive U.S. government funds in light of a deal with a Chinese firm to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the faltering company.

    A123 Systems Employee Works on an  HEV Bus Battery Pack
    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 7:12 AM EDT
  • As solar panel prices continue to march lower, Chinese solar companies are struggling with heavy debtloads, triggering expectations many will be forced to seek a new infusion of funds through takeovers or mergers.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 4:10 AM EDT
  • Early in 2012 President Barack Obama responded to critics of his multi-billion-dollar greentechnology initiative by saying he was "not going to cede thewind or the solar or the battery industry to China." Six months later, he faces that very real possibility for the U.S. car battery industry.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 22, 2012, 12:52 AM EDT