Post Tagged with: "John Doerr"

August 16, 2012 12:22

Political Connections to Drive Up Electric Rates in Delaware

In the case of Bloom Energy, some truly big hitters are involved in what can only be described as highly suspect permit applications, crony capitalism, political pressure and secretive backroom deals that will benefit the few at the expense of countless taxpayers and ratepayers. What these arrangements could do to energy prices in Delaware and other states served by the PJM electricity grid is scary to ponder – and Bloom is trying to cut similar deals in North Carolina and elsewhere.

October 24, 2011 07:12

“Green” funds for campaign contributors continues

Kleiner Perkins partner John Doerr hosted President Obama at a February dinner for high-tech executives at his secluded estate south of San Francisco. Doerr and Kleiner Perkins executives have contributed more than $1 million to federal political causes and campaigns over the past two decades, primarily supporting Democrats. …. Another politically connected electric carmaker that has fed at the federal trough — to the tune of $465 million — as part of this program is Tesla Motors, whose Roadster starts at a cool $109,000. …. Tesla board member Steve Westly is an Obama bundler who raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for him in 2008 and for his 2012 re-election campaign. – IBD Editorials