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. During the Twitterstorm, Mike addressed the following topics among others.

• Applied Materials’ perspective on renewable energy policies in the U.S.

• Ways the U.S. can regain the No. 1 position in clean energy investment

• Applied Materials’ support of a national Renewable Electricity Standard

• Why China is winning the race on green manufacturing

• What the U.S. must do to capture green manufacturing

• Why the U.S. hasn’t transitioned to a clean energy economy

• Applied Materials’ support of legislation to put a price on carbon

• An Applied Materials survey that found 75% of American's agree increasing renewable energy is a top priority

• How comprehensive climate and energy legislation will bring the U.S. closer to regaining its position as global clean energy technology leader

To view these and other related topics search #SummerSun on Twitter. Tune in the rest of the week as we continue the dialogue around solar energy. Log on to Twitter and follow @Applied_Blog and join the conversation by tagging your tweets #SummerSun.

Tomorrow, Dr. Charlie Gay, President of Applied Solar will discuss the history and future of solar, progress made in the solar industry, and the future of photovoltaics.

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