Head of Embattled Energy Loan Program Steps Down

The head of the Energy Department's embattled loan program, Jonathan Silver, resigned Thursday after a tumultuous month during which the program's first loan recipient, the solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, declared bankruptcy, leading to a wave of scrutiny for his agency. Energy Secretary Steven Chu confirmed in a statement emailed to ABC News that Silver had stepped down, but said his departure had long been expected. "Under his leadership, the loan program has demonstrated considerable...Full Story
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