I recently posted about how our politics is tainting the government's ability to do innovative things for the better of society. Nothing is a more obvious piece of evidence of this issue than the US Dept. of Energy's complete ineptitude shown right here in Indiana. One day they say they support something and the next day they pull the plug on it with no real reason given. It smells of politics.
If you aren't willing to swim the whole lap , don't bother putting your toe in the water. If you are going to support an industry and use it to try to stimulate the economy and aid long-run growth, you either need to be more engaged from day one (if you are not trusting of the company's setup right at first), or you need to front the money, put some minimal requirement on it (not the existing nearly impossible ones) and get rid of the 3 years of red tape.
But again, it is possible our party politics present such sensible solutions. Perhaps it forces inefficient setups like this. It seems chronic whatever the reason.