27 Jun '11, 3pm

First Take: Regrowing U.S. Manufacturing, the Coming EV Traffic Jam, and More...

First Take: Regrowing U.S. Manufacturing, the Coming EV Traffic Jam, and More...

• The High-Tech Future of U.S. Manufacturing? On Friday, President Obama visited Carnegie Mellon University to talk about the need to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., this time making robots and nanotechnology instead of cars and appliances. "We have not run out of stuff to make, we've just got to reinvigorate our manufacturing sector so that it leads the world the way it always has, from paper and steel and cars to new products we haven't even dreamed up yet," Obama said at Carnegie Mellon's National Robotics Engineering Center. At the same stop, he announced a half-billion-dollar investment program call the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), which includes six universities and 11 companies -- from Ford to P&G to Dow -- that will work on everything from energy efficiency, advanced materials and robotics. • Planning for an EV Traffic Jam: There has been a ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/06/27/first-take-regrow...

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