President Obama’s stimulus package is slowing the development of so-called “renewable energy” projects as developers shun private capital in hopes of getting better deals from the government.
The problem is that,
None of these incentives has yet been defined with specific rules and none of the programs are yet accepting applications…
And the rentseekers aren’t happy.
Matt Cheney, chief executive of Renewable Ventures, the U.S. subsidiary of Fotowatio SL, a Spanish developer of renewable-energy projects said of Obama’s stimulus program,
“It artificially slowed the recovery.”
Keshav Prasad, vice president of business development at Signet Solar Inc. added,
“We will not close on anything until we finally hear from the DOE on the loan guarantee.”
Bureaucracy thwarts rentseeking!