The Department of Energy is currently hanging back somewhat with issuing new government (i.e., taxpayer)-backed loans to what federal bureaucrats so augustly deem to be promising green-energy companies through its several loan programs — you’ll remember the highly public Solyndra, Abound Solar, and Fisker Automotive debacles — but over the weekend, former Secretary of Energy Steven Chu sprang to the defense of some of the programs he once oversaw in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, and no, he neither regrets nor apologizes for the socialized losses of the Obama administration’s failed ventures.