Can US Solar Companies Compete with Cheaper Chinese Rivals?

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Solyndra has filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1100 workers. It's being investigated by Republicans in Congress and the FBI. The Obama White House has taken heat for pushing $527million in federal subsidies for the California-based solar company as a provider of jobs in the "green economy." Now the Labor Department is looking into the impact on competition from China. Before Solyndra went bankrupt, President Obama called it "a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism." Chris Martin is clean-tech and renewable energy reporter from Bloomberg News.

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Guest:
Christopher Martin - Bloomberg

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner