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Under Obama, Spain's Solar, Wind Energy Companies Invest Big In U.S.

Huff Post -- MADRID -- "We've got to make sure we're building sources of energy for the future, not just thinking about next year, but 10 years from now, 20 years from now," President Barack Obama said last fall during the second presidential debate, before a skeptical Mitt Romney. "That's why we've invested in solar and wind power, biofuels and energy-efficient cars."

These words sounded like celestial music to Spanish energy companies, and Obama's reelection has been cause for celebration here. Spanish companies have been leading developers of solar and wind power, and have invested billions of dollars in the U.S. in recent years. With America's push to develop the clean energy even further, there is an opportunity to greatly increase Spain's output in these sectors, beyond regional partners like


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remay
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 11:56:31 AM

Sure, why not help the companies OUTSIDE of the US...
jrs4125
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 10:22:12 AM

Alrighty then
the1roadhog
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 8:51:28 AM

All this yak, yak, yak, while the USA is sitting on an ocean of NatGas? Boggles the mind.
bsnort
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2013 12:07:25 AM

why are these multimillion dollar wind turbines failing at the halfway point of their 25 year lifespan?
PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:36:37 PM


A win for Spain & the US.
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 7:28:14 PM

Didnt do spain any good.
CIWS
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:32:42 PM

more hot air
VomVom
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:19:46 PM

Everyone wants to get a piece of the Solyndra loan guarantee action!
WanderDan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:18:15 PM

murica!! lol
rabbit_tdi
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:49:05 AM

When the music stops --- every foreign country and US citizen that is holding US Dollars will find they have been played for a sucker. The US F. Gov. will have made the purchasing power of the Dollar to be near zero...
LongPlay
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:12:40 AM

The Obama regime needs to quit wasting our tax dollars on wind!!
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:05:43 AM

"Typical Obama, giving our tax dollars to foriegn companies" pper, you guys crack me up! If the money was invested in a US company and it goes belly up - blame Obama. If foriegn companys are used - blame Obama. What in the world would pper do? What would Ken20D do? You guys ALL blame someone but I don't see any offers on how to FIX the problem. Sure is easy to sit on the sidelines and take shots at everyone else.
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:49:38 AM

OOPS! Check this story out carefully. Why are several of the SOLAR COMPANIES going BANKRUPT?
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:48:49 AM

The US is still a great country in which to invest, despite our inability to get along with each other.
BossPal
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:43:01 AM

Oooooo wind power to run the oil well pumps and refineries that supply gas for our automobiles... really.
Don20
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:37:44 AM

Wind and Solar are only part of the picture, we will need oil and gas for many years yet, there are to many thing made from oil.. To let some other country do our research and development is a waist our money...
ClancyME
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:35:38 AM

This is scary, we are barreling towards Spain's economy, and they see us a a savior?
bowler360
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:32:47 AM

Do we really need Spain to do it?
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:29:21 AM

We shall see
tomok
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:28:50 AM

Under Obama, Spain's Solar, Wind Energy Companies Invest Big In U.S.?
Let 'them' take the fall, Sneeky has wasted a lot of taxpayer money so far. Solar, Wind, Inbred's, EV's – what else can Sneeky do to wreck the economy? It was bad the previous four years, what about the next four?
How do you store all that 'green' energy for later use?
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, vehicle manufactures Produce and the population ‘Drives’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII! - The Day After......
pper
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:27:55 AM

Typical Obama, giving our tax dollars to foriegn companies.
91_Metro_Man
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:27:40 AM

Time will tell.
TRAIN RIDER
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:26:50 AM

And all of this comes at a cost. We will pay more for new energy as green energy is not as inexpensive as oil.
2khawk
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:26:01 AM

Paid for with our tax dollars.
Tsunamiron
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:25:26 AM

I think we are on the right track. Is is just going to be a long haul.
my2002m
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:24:54 AM

They invested with lots of government handouts.
Diesel_Ram
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:24:40 AM

Mean while our country is going broke.
merlinCO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:24:28 AM

Sounds like a win win if the utilty companies will comply.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:24:18 AM

good
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:23:37 AM

OK?
ARCO
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:23:06 AM

REALLY HUH?
Wolfwings
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:22:21 AM

Meanwhile, OUR OWN industries are in the dumps.
infinititom
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:22:04 AM

Wow, maybe Obama can replicate Spain's booming economy here.
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:21:45 AM

Great, I'm so very happy our tax subsidies so willingly thrown around by Obama are going to the Spaniards.
bell05
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:21:44 AM

I need a panel on the top of my '71 Monte.
FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:19:49 AM

And it really makes me laugh that they would Tout Spain given Spain's financial condition. They're not exactly geniuses at monetary policy or fiscal.
chevellefan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:18:54 AM

interesting
LuthierKS
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:18:44 AM

Obama doesn't understand that once there is a real need private industry will get the job done. So he wastes money now that could be use much more productively in other areas.
Hi1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:18:27 AM

Sound good should be good for our future.
freedomsailor
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:17:51 AM

Maybe the US can catch up with the rest of the world.
Buffalo Joe
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:16:05 AM

Its been a long time coming. Should have been done years ago.
ruca2012
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:15:58 AM

solar is the way to go. if there was a solar place to connect everywhere then more EVS on the road.
belladog
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:15:06 AM

a majority of foreign countries are glad that obama got elected. wish i could enjoy their elation
zimowski
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:14:50 AM

Makes me angry that the Obama administration is using taxpayer dollars to fund foreign energy companies.
dlemma
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:14:47 AM

I guess they see the unlimited throwing away of taxpayer money on subsidies on failed green energy projects and they want to get in on the action.

This article is sick. Obama CONTINUES to give OUR BORROWED money to "green energy" projects that continue to fail - yet he scares seniors and military by saying their money will be cut if we don't increase the debt limit?

WE need more education of the general population so they realize what lies he is perpetuating.

STOP the SPENDING, not increase the debt limit!
Caribou2011
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:14:46 AM

With our money that Obummer gives them!!
Jorgie
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:14:29 AM

Why in the heck doesn't Obama make use of the oil and gas that's here and quit buying from his muslim buddies?
nwhawk
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:13:28 AM

Keep government out of it and it may work otherwise it will get screwed up.
Rick01
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:12:56 AM

At least it's not a China type ripoff this time.
Point__man
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:11:56 AM

China expands, then Spain does it and American companies try and fail. Not such a pretty picture. Hopefully, the Spanish investments brought jobs to Americans and revenues to our government.
Hangnail309
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 9:11:16 AM

this sounds like an unintended result ... should be taking care of your own first.
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