Ron Pernick's Articles

- April 09, 2015

It Turns Out That You Can’t Divide Americans Over Renewable Energy

In our second annual survey on American homeowners’ attitudes toward clean energy, one thing is resoundingly clear. In a nation divided on climate change, immigration policy, and so...

- March 05, 2015

Tesla, Toyota, and Open Patents: The Hype and the Hope

In recent months, a veritable open patent war has erupted between Tesla Motors and Toyota. Both companies have been widely cited in the industry and financial press for their respective...

- January 14, 2015

The Year Ahead: Top Clean Energy Trends of 2015

For the past 13 years, Clean Edge has published the annual Clean Energy Trends report that has sized the global market for solar, wind, and biofuels and tracked everything from venture...

- November 11, 2014

The Rise of Retail Clean Energy Investing

In recent years at Clean Edge, we’ve been tracking and reporting on three major shifts in clean-tech investing: 1) the shift to expansion-stage corporate and institutional investing...

- June 12, 2014

Code Breakers: Turning Carbon Emissions into a Revenue Stream

On the heels of the EPA’s new carbon rules proposed by President Obama on June 2, I wanted to take a closer look at a potential disruptive technological breakthrough: taking CO2 waste...

- November 13, 2013

Lessons from Japan: How the Nation Can Supercharge Its Clean-Energy Economy

Two and a half years after the Fukushima disaster, all of Japan’s 50 nuclear reactors are offline. The nation’s total energy mix from nuclear power has dropped precipitously, from nuclear...

- July 12, 2013

Finally, Turning the Heat up on Climate Change

A lot happened while I was unplugged and on vacation during late June. The Muslim Brotherhood offices in Cairo were stormed and then-Egyptian-president Mohammed Morsi’s tenure teetered...

- May 09, 2013

MLPs and REITs Back in the Spotlight: Will Washington Finally Level the Playing Field?

In our book Clean Tech Nation, which came out late last year, Clint Wilder and I offered up a Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America. One of our main action items was "Leverage...

- March 20, 2013

Clean Energy Trends: The Future Is all About Deployment

2012 proved to be an unsettling and difficult year for clean energy. High-profile bankruptcies and layoffs plagued many clean-tech companies, overall venture investments retreated in...

- January 21, 2013

Clean Tech and the Big Turnaround

My wife and I brought in the New Year, let's just say, in a pretty laid-back manner. We put the kids to bed, watched an episode of Downton Abbey on Amazon Prime, and (don't tell anyone)...

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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