One of the things I learned last week was that an event that combines cleantech, jobs and great food—along with effective advertising—can deliver an excellent turnout.
Indeed that formula worked at the recent Cleantech Outlook:Growing Green Jobs panel. The event, moderated by Rex Northen, executive director of Cleantech Open, was co-sponsored by the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, Applied Materials, and PayPal, which hosted the venue.
Applied Materials’ Vice President of Government Affairs Gary Fazzino discusses what policy changes Washington should embrace as a result of the BP oil spill, now considered the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Applied Materials is mentioned in a recent New York Times Op-Ed by columnist Tom Friedman on the importance of energy technology and the expected Climate/Energy policy to the United States. Below is an excerpt from the column:
Applied Materials and more than 80 other companies joined together in an unprecedented national effort to call attention to the need for bi-partisan climate and energy legislation.
The group asks critical questions of policy makers about America’s energy future, national security and the country’s competitive edge among other key issues that would lead the country to become the world’s leader in the burgeoning clean energy economy.