Conclusion and Consequences
SunEdison has received billions of dollars in tax incentives, loans and loan guarantees from the U.S. government. The valuation of projects and subsidiaries has been critical when obtaining these loan. If Homer Parkhill's claim that there is almost no value to the assets in SunEdison is true, it must indicate that the money granted by the U.S. government has been misplaced or mishandled.
There are several factors that point to an Enron-type scenario, and it is a surprise that neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission have reacted to the situation. But at least the congressional investigations have indicated that some have started to wonder about what has happened and what is currently happening with the taxpayer money that SunEdison has already received.
It is in everyone's interest to get SunEdison's response to congress listed as a docket in this Chapter 11 case or as an SEC filling. In response to the collapse of Enron, Worldcom, and other corporations, the U.S. Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. SunEdison has decided not to file the K-10 and Q-10 pre-petition, which is actually mandatory. Therefore, SunEdison has been successful in bypassing Sarbanes-Oxley regulation that should be a tool used to avoid a new Enron scandal.