Read all about it: Climate Depot’s coverage of green energy failures — Round up of recent reports

A small sampling of recent reports and coverage.

Obama leaves event promoting clean energy in a motorcade of 22 fossil-fueled vehicles

Watch Now: Morano reacts: ‘Gore & Leonardo DiCaprio at Academy Awards urged people to take city transit. When was the last time that Gore or DiCaprio were on a city bus? This is the power elites telling the masses — if you will — how they should live their lives when [Gore, DiCaprio & Obama] don’t follow it themselves. & they are rewarding their friends with big lucrative contracts’

Taxpayers Take Hit as Layoffs, Bankruptcies Plague Green Firms

Obama’s ‘green robber barons’: ‘Bankrupt Beacon Power, fat Democratic coffers. This green energy storage plant filed for bankruptcy last fall after a $43 million injection of Obama Department of Energy loan guarantees. Federal election record filings show that CEO William Capp contributed to the 2008 Obama campaign… Beacon Power lobbyist Steve Wolfe was a former aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’

U.S. to become net exporter of liquefied natural gas by 2016: The U.S. is on track to become a net exporter of liquefied natural gas by 2016′ — ‘The U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Energy Information Administration said it expected a cumulative increase in U.S. natural gas production through 2035. ‘This primarily reflects increased shale gas production resulting from the application of recent technological advances,’ the EIA said in its forecast for 2012′

Parent company of Obama-backed battery maker goes bankrupt after $118 million DOE grant — Biden touted during visit — ‘The parent company of an electric car battery maker that received a $118 million grant from the Obama administration filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday. New York-based Ener1 said it has been affected by competition from China and other countries’

Drip, Drip, Drip: Yet Another Green Energy Stimulus Recipient Hits the Skids (the third this week!)

‘Earlier this week, Stimulus beneficiary Evergreen Energy bit the dust. Then, Ener1, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles and recipient of Stimulus largesse, filed for bankruptcy. And today, the Las Vegas Sun reports that Amonix, Inc., a manufacturer of solar panels that received $5.9 million from the Porkulus, will cut two-thirds of its workforce, about 200 employees, only seven months after opening a factory in Nevada’

Fmr.GM exec. Lutz: ‘I don’t pursue the electrification of the automobile out of any fear I might have of planetary meltdown…The whole thing