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Linton Joins Clean Energy Leaders in Calling for Governmental Support

Linton Crystal Technologies was among 368 clean energy business leaders and individuals who signed a letter backing clean energy investments. The letter was submitted to congressional leaders by Clean Energy Business Network, with support from its parent organization, the Business Council for Sustainable Energy. The letter states, “Supporting the clean energy industry would create both immediate and long-term benefits by generating well-paid manufacturing and construction jobs in every part of the country while creating a stronger, healthier, and more resilient future for our nation.”

“Having been involved in the solar energy industry since 2008, I saw the beginning of a boom of investment in the U.S., Europe, Korea and China,” says Todd Barnum, president and COO of Linton Crystal Technologies. “China made the largest investments and has reaped the rewards, effectively becoming the leader in solar energy from polysilicon all the way through full-scale PV power plants. This bill will help bring some investment back into the United States to help us control the future of our power generation.”

Linton is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of equipment for producing monocrystalline ingots for the solar and semiconductor industries. The company specializes in silicon and produces equipment for materials such as germanium and gallium arsenide.

The CEBN letter calls on congressional leaders to:

  1. Leverage federal investments that will restore jobs for clean energy workers
  2. Bolster federal research, development and deployment
  3. Promote strategic investments in resilient infrastructure

It concludes, “As Congress decides how to prioritize investments in the stimulus bill or other infrastructure legislation, we urge lawmakers to direct resources toward advanced energy solutions that will strengthen our energy resilience. Hundreds of thousands of clean energy jobs are at stake. Our nation's workers, and our climate, cannot afford the cost of inaction.”

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