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Van Jones-Linked Solar Company Lands $2M DOE Grant

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"On Wednesday the Department of Energy began financing solar power installation research with a $2 million award to Solar Mosaic," writes Hal Libby for The Daily Caller.

But what’s interesting about this particular DOE investment is that not only is the former “green” jobs “czar” Van Jones listed as an advisor:

-- but the company also lists Rebuild the Dream, Jones’ firm, as one of its PR teams:

“The DOE’s grant money will be distributed to nine companies in four states. Solar Mosaic received the most money, four times the amount of most other grants,” Libby writes.

At this time, it is unclear whether the DOE knew of Jones’ involvement with Solar Mosaic. Agency spokeswoman Jen Strutsman told The Daily Caller that grantmaking was “decided solely on the merits of the project, assessed by career civil servants.”

“Each of the awards … was selected because of its technology and the project’s potential to reduce the cost of solar energy for American families and businesses,” she added.

Van Jones has not responded to requests for comment.

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