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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.
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Carbon: Cost vs. Price

Given the increasing discussion around cap-and-trade in the United States (U.S.) in the lead up to COP15, many members of the media have been asking for Applied’s perspective on the impact of a "price" for carbon on business. Politics aside, it's important to recognize that while carbon may not currently have a "price" it does have a cost — we're just not accounting for it.