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The White House is Stepping Out...

The White House is Stepping Out...

Earlier today, Secretary Chu announced on the Department of Energy's Energy Blog that "by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House".  Of course, we are all familiar with the infamous removal of the last solar water heater by then-President Reagan after it had been installed by President Carter 31 years ago.  
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Scaling Up America's Next Great Industry

Applied Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter spoke today at the University of Wisconsin's 40th Anniversary of Earth Day event.  The school is both Mike's almamater and the home of The Nelson Institute, named for Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day.  Mike's speech focused on the opportunities that lay before us to scale up the America's next great industry...the renewable energy industry.  It is an industry that he believes will be the biggest creator of jobs and economic development this century and one of the keys to America's economic future.