Competing in the Green Economy with Michael Splinter.
Mr. Splinter raises the issue of record-high energy prices; oil prices are rapidly rising and the cost of coal has doubled in the last year. There is a great demand from the American people for energy alternatives.
Mr. Splinter believes renewable energy is the solution. He states that within a century renewable energy could provide 100% of the world’s primary energy needs- New America Foundation
In 2003, Mike Splinter was named president and chief executive officer, as well as member of the Board of Directors of Applied Materials, the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry.
He has focused the company on expanding its leadership with a strong growth strategy by increasing market share and offering a breadth of products and service solutions.
Michael Splinter calls for supporting clean energy R&D with big money from both corporate and government sources. Splinter asks Americans if "we want to follow or to lead" in this inflection point of clean tech.
If we are to lead, Splinter urges, we need to make progress with renewables, pass tax credits, and spend more in R&D.