Clean Edge

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Clean Edge, Inc.
HeadquartersPortland, Oregon and Oakland, California
Key people
Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Managing Director; Clint Wilder, Senior Editor; Joel Makower, Co-Founder
ProductsClean-tech research and consulting

Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is an American research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The firm is best known for its research reports, such as the annually published Clean Energy Trends[1] report which has tracked leading trends and the solar, wind and other markets for more than 11 years,[2] State and Metro Clean Energy Indexes which track and analyze more than 100 indicators of cleantech development at the state and metro-levels,[3] and also provides a range of other research and consulting products and services.[4] The firm also partners with NASDAQ OMX to produce three clean-energy focused stock indexes - CELS for US clean energy,[5] QWND for global wind energy[6] and QGRD for global smart grid.[7] Clean Edge analysts are regularly quoted in the media and the firm has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon.

In 2007, Clean Edge's Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder authored The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity and in 2012, Pernick and Wilder authored a sequel called Clean Tech Nation: How the U.S. Can Lead in the New Global Economy (HarperCollins, September 2012).[8] The latest book from Clean Edge's directors has been recommended by U.S. President Bill Clinton, Reed Hundt, Hunter Lovins, NRG Energy CEO David Crane, and others.

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  1. ^ "Clean Edge: $246B Market for Solar, Wind, Biofuels in 2011 | Greentech Media". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  2. ^ "Clean-tech: a decade of explosive growth with more to come | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  3. ^ "California and American West Top 2012 State Clean Energy Index". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  4. ^ "Our Story: Key Milestones | Clean Edge". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  5. ^ "5-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge (QCLN)". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  6. ^ "Invesco - Product Detail - PowerShares ETFs". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  7. ^ "First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (GRID)". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  8. ^ "Clean Tech Nation: The Scramble for Clean Tech Supremacy". Retrieved 2016-07-24.