Ron Pernick's Articles

- 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)...

- November 07, 2012

Five Clean-Tech Actions for President Obama

The election is over and the people have spoken. After months of highly-charged attacks, lively and lackluster debate performances, and never-ending punches and counterpunches, Barack...

- September 06, 2012

Claiming the Future: A Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America

Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last week ought to serve as an urgent wake-up call to anyone that cares about America's energy, environmental,...

- July 12, 2012

Crowdsourcing, Limited Partnerships and Other Tools for Financing our Clean-Energy Future

At Clean Edge, we spend a great deal of time looking at innovative policy, business, and financing models that can support the broad and steady growth of solar, wind, energy efficiency,...

Ron Pernick

Ron Pernick

Ron Pernick, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge and co-author of The Clean Tech Revolution, is an accomplished market research, publishing, and business development entrepreneur with two decades of high-tech experience. At Clean Edge...

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