Low-concentration manufacturer Solaria marked Earth Day with a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new facility in Fremont, CA. The state’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom spoke about the importance of adding jobs to California and the U.S., and the role that Solaria is playing towards this important goal. Lt. Governor Newsom pointed out that California, “the world’s 8th largest economy,” has no plan for job creation. “We’ve got to get back to actually creating jobs and the business of creating energy is key here.” Both the Democrats and Republicans rejected the Kyoto Protocol, he said, in part because they didn’t think clean energy goals would help grow the economy. “For those who do not believe that we can reach the 33% AB32 goals, when considering other countries such as Germany, these goals are actually mild,” he said, and can be achieved “as long as we celebrate the innovative spirit that brought us here today” with a commitment of job creation and the environment.
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