Ron Pernick's Articles

- 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,...

- May 03, 2012

A Big Audacious Goal: Turning on the Lights for 1.4 Billion People

At the recent Fortune Brainstorm Green conference which I attended in Laguna Niguel, California, there was a host of U.S.-focused presentations and conversations. The ongoing themes...

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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