Tuesday, June 21, 2011

LEDs in North Carolina, Solar Panels in California

Last week, the President traveled to Durham, NC to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council at the corporate and U.S. manufacturing headquarters of Cree, a leading manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting. The President toured Cree’s manufacturing facility and highlighted Cree as an example of leading the clean energy revolution as well as the comeback in American manufacturing.

And on Friday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, California Governor Jerry Brown and Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Blythe Solar Power Project, the world’s largest solar energy project to be built on public lands.

President Barack Obama tours the manufacturing facilities at Cree, Inc., a leading manufacturer of energy efficient LED lighting, in Durham, N.C. June 13, 2011. With the Presient are: Chuck Swoboda, Chairman and CEO of Cree, Inc., left, and Matthew Rose, Chairman and CEO, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, right. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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