1. In 2009, then-Gov. Jennifer Granholm touted the $725 million Wixom renewable energy park project as symbolic for Michigan in what were going to become. 2. ...solar power companies were supposed to create 4,000 jobs in a closed auto assembly plant and provide a vivid example of Michigans economic transition from automobiles to green energy. In return the state approved a $100 million tax credit. 3. ...of the nine solar power companies that were approved for state tax credits...[m]any have fizzled with reports that the companies are laying off employees at a time they were supposed to have been adding jobs. 4. ...companies that have been approved for state tax credits for four different projects that were supposed to add about 5,700 jobs...companies announced layoffs this year. Evergreen Solar opened a solar plant in Midland in 2009. The company announced in August it was filing for bankruptcy. 5. Gov. Granholm touted Suniva and Evergreen Solar in a Feb. 25, 2010, Huffington Post column in which she wrote, Last May, I first posted here about how Michigan would lead the green industrial revolution. Some folks scoffed at that idea. They said I was too optimistic. They said Michigan would never lead in a green economy. We're working to prove them wrong. 6. Despite over a decade of subsidizing solar projects, the state has little to show for it, said James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Sun Not Shining on State Solar Subsidies [Michigan Capitol Confidential] Another day....another Democrat endorsing solar power projects....another flop. Could it be...it's not a good idea??? Callling Barack Obama...calling Barack Obama. Good thing we elected "the best and the brightest!"