carbon pricing

Don’t Pause on Carbon Curbing

Don’t Pause on Carbon Curbing

With last week’s withdrawal of the climate bill, many pundits have opined that now is the time to push “pause” on the climate change movement’s efforts to curb carbon emissions – fearing the midterm elections and industry’s failure to unite behind the bill. But I think it’s a time to rethink the existing regulation and opportunities for promoting a clean tech and reduced carbon economy — sans heart-wrenching legislation. How? This weekend I participated in the Aspen Institute’s Clean Energy Economy Roundtable. And maybe the high altitude is going to my head, but I spent 36 hours with folks deeply committed to and confident in achieving carbon reduction.
Twitterstorm: Comprehensive Climate & Energy Legislation

Twitterstorm: Comprehensive Climate & Energy Legislation

Today on the summer solstice — the day the sun shines in the northern hemisphere for the longest period of time all year — Applied Materials kicked-off its series of online conversations via Twitter with Mike Dabbs, Director of Government Affairs at Applied Materials by discussing the impact of comprehensive climate and energy legislation in the U.S.
Rising to the Clean Energy Challenge

Rising to the Clean Energy Challenge

In his first Oval Office address to the nation on Tuesday, President Obama laid out the steps needed to bring about our country’s next great industry. For starters, America has to regain its economic competitiveness with respect to our investment in clean energy technologies. Last year, China surpassed us in this space by an almost two-to-one margin.