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Applied Materials Named to Newsweek’s Annual Green Rankings

For the third year in a row, Applied Materials has been named to NEWSWEEK Magazine’s Green Rankings – an annual environmental ranking of the 500 largest U.S. companies.Newsweek made some significant changes to the ranking methodology this year and, consequently there was quite a bit of musical chairs in the results. One change in the methodology that undoubtedly proved important was the elimination of a reputation score and the addition of a disclosure score (evaluating the breadth and quality of company environmental reporting).
Go Solar to Increase Your Home’s Value

Go Solar to Increase Your Home’s Value

Homes with solar panels sold for an average of $17,000 more than comparable homes without solar systems over a nine-year time period in California, according to a new study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Solar advocates have long argued that the initial capital cost of generating solar electricity would be offset both by lower electricity bills and by an increase in home value at the time of sale. This study proves it.
Bold Action Required

Bold Action Required

Today, we are once again at a critical inflection point in the development of this nation’s energy industry that requires bold leadership and federal action. We have an economic crisis coupled with a looming energy crisis — and we have the technological ability to help solve both. The country has shown this kind of bold leadership before and can do it again. Seventy-three years ago today, the generators at the Hoover Dam's power plant located near Las Vegas, Nevada began transmitting electricity from the Colorado River to Los Angeles — 266 miles away.
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Welcome to Our Clean Tech Blog

Over the past 40 years, Applied Materials has been at the center of two of the biggest revolutions of our time – the computer revolution and communications revolution.  These technology waves have forever transformed the way we live our lives, the way we interact with one another and the way we understand the world around us.