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ABOUT THE BOOK & AUTHORS:

 
The authors of The Clean Tech Revolution return with the next definitive book on the clean-tech industry, spotlighting the global and domestic leaders at the forefront of this critical economic sector – and offering a way forward for the United States as it competes with the rest of the world. In Clean Tech Nation, Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder combine lively storytelling with expert analysis, providing a compelling call to action and outlining the latest technology, policy, and financial tools that the U.S. can wield to compete and win in the 21st century.

RON PERNICK
Founder &
Managing Director

Clean Edge

CLINT WILDER
Senior Editor

Clean Edge

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  Introduction
  The Birth of Clean Tech
1 The Global Landscape
  Current and Emerging Clean-Tech Leaders and the Competitive Threat
2 Vying for Leadership
  The Top Ten Clean-Tech States
3 Centers of Innovation
  The Top 15 U.S. Cities for Clean Tech
4 The Biggest Clean-Tech Developments Reshaping the World
  Smart Grids, Electric and Hybrid Vehicles, Green Buildings,
and Waste-to-Resource Technologies
5 The Clean-Tech Imperative
  Regaining our Mojo, Lessons from U.S. History, and 20 Leaders
Spurring the U.S. Transition to Clean Tech
6 A Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America
  A Bold, Bipartisan, and Achievable Agenda for the Nation

 

Clean Tech Nation

 

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
 

"Clean Tech Nation dares to imagine a country in which bipartisanship reigns, green energy is our nation’s greatest national resource, and our competitive edge in the global economy is restored. With their Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America, Pernick and Wilder show us how — now it’s up to all Americans, across every sector, to follow through.”

—President Bill Clinton

 

"An informative, optimistic look at how a partnership between private capital and government can unleash America’s innovative capabilities."

—Kirkus Reviews

 

"The solid advances in wind, solar, and geothermal energy, in green buildings, smart grids, and clean transportation outlined here are enough to convince anyone that any economic power that fails to take the lead in this area risks falling behind."

—Booklist

 

"Pernick and Wilder powerfully articulate the trends and developments reshaping the clean-tech landscape and provide both compelling and comprehensive solutions."

—John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil and author, Why We Hate the Oil Companies