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In this edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor of Environment and Climate News, H. Sterling Burnett talks with Benita Dodd. Dodd is Vice-president of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Burnett and Dodd discuss the recent solar power boondoggle in Georgia.
Recently, a company promising a new factory, and jobs, and a $25 million dollar investment producing solar panels received more than $12.5 million grants, loans and subsidies from the state went bankrupt.It installed solar panels on a school in Georgia but taxpayers are paying more than $300,000 a year for bonds taken out to install the solar panels, which have saved the school just $87,000 in energy costs. Taxpayers lost, the state lost, and solar is coming up short once again. Dodd also discussed the fact that Georgia is reducing the money it takes from the federal government to avoid the strings and extortion attached to the money.