Head of DOE loan office resigns in midst of Solyndra furor
President Barack Obama takes a tour of the Solyndra solar panel company May 26, 2010 in Fremont, California.
October 6th, 2011
10:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Head of DOE loan office resigns in midst of Solyndra furor

Washington (CNN) - The head of the U.S. Department of Energy's Loan Program Office has resigned amid a fiscal firestorm over the bankruptcy of a company that received a $535 million federal loan, DOE Secretary Steven Chu said.

The loan program's executive director, Jonathan Silver, was planning to leave his post and return to the private sector this fall, Chu said in a written statement.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Facts

    He was planning on leaving his post since July, why is this relevant?

    Let the conspiracy theories from the Right begin!

    October 6, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    So one company failed. Let's keep our eyes on the ones that have succeeded!

    October 7, 2011 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  3. Little Jimmy Truth

    Did Obama fail to give motivations to him?

    October 7, 2011 06:44 am at 6:44 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    My dad always said, "Don't loan money to republicans, you'll never get it back."

    October 7, 2011 07:20 am at 7:20 am |