Ron Pernick's Articles

- October 14, 2010

Time is Running Out for U.S. Leadership in Clean-Tech Jobs

We are just weeks away from the U.S. mid-term elections and the political B.S.-meter is red hot. It's not surprising or unexpected -- inflammatory rhetoric, last-minute "gotcha" accusations,...

- June 10, 2010

Gulf Oil Disaster: Fleeting News Headline or Defining Watershed Moment?

Catastrophic environmental disasters, due to their massive and disruptive impact on life, the ecosystem, and economic livelihoods, can become watershed moments. The Minamata mercury...

- May 03, 2010

Clean Energy 2010 Outlook: China, Green Banks, and IPOs

In our latest Clean Energy Trends 2010 report, we found reasons for the clean-energy sector to be hopeful. At the same time, we found a number of not-so-insignificant question marks...

- March 18, 2010

Obama's Nuclear Madness and the Future of "Clean"

In early February, President Obama did something that his predecessor George W. Bush was unable to do: he pushed the restart button on the U.S. nuclear power industry. Obama announced...

- January 13, 2010

Don't Think of a Solar Panel

For all the recent discussion about climate and carbon, I think we're missing a critical point. Climate is only one part of the larger global economic, energy, and environmental picture....

- November 09, 2009

Clean-Energy Wish List: Six Federal Policy Actions To Ensure U.S. Leadership

As we move toward climate talks in Copenhagen, and energy policy is being debated and formulated within the Senate and House, I thought it was a good time to take a look at my own clean-energy...

- September 03, 2009

Summer's Over, Now Let's Get Back to Work

As I write this column, the end of summer is rearing its head. I can't complain though. This summer we got away on two local family trips (neither one farther than 165 miles from our...

- August 21, 2009

Utilities: Scaling the Clean-Tech Mountain

I'm not exactly a patient guy. My singer-songwriter sister once wrote a song with the following lyrics: "I am from a wanting breed, I am full of expectation, I want everything I see."...

- May 19, 2009

Changing Climate: Carbon Tax Gaining Momentum over Cap-and-Trade?

I recently gave a talk to a group of environmentalists, technologists, and business people at an innovation forum in Portland, Oregon. In my talk, I relayed the findings of our recent...

- March 31, 2009

Getting Serious About Clean-Energy Stimulus

It turns out that 2008 was another record year for clean energy. According to Clean Edge's just-released Clean Energy Trends 2009 report, the three major clean-energy sectors -- solar...

Ron Pernick

Ron Pernick

Ron Pernick, co-founder and managing director of Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) and co-author of Clean Tech Nation and The Clean Tech Revolution, is an accomplished market research, publishing, and business development entrepreneur...

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