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03/14/2014 DOE Investing $10 Million in Wave Energy The Energy Department is looking for promising marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy projects and has $10 million to invest in the industry. Energy Manager Today
03/13/2014 Toyota Said To Issue $1.75 Billion of Green Asset-Backed Bonds Toyota Motor Corp.’s in-house lender issued $1.75 billion of bonds linked to auto loans, marking one of the first asset-backed deals designed to be environmentally friendly. Bloomberg
03/13/2014 Homeowners Want the Option To Go Solar The survey found that 75 percent of U.S. homeowners opposed utilities limiting their access to alternative sources of electricity. Greentech Media
03/12/2014 Austin Energy Buys PV From SunEdison at 5 Cents per kWh Texas utility Austin Energy is going to be paying 5 cents per kilowatt-hour for solar power, and it could mean lower customer rates. Greentech Media
03/12/2014 Torrefied Biomass Production Started in the U.S. Solvay has started producing torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the US, using sawmill waste from the timber industry in managed forests. Environmental Leader
03/11/2014 Iowa, South Dakota Get More Than 25% of Power from Wind American wind power topped 4 percent of the U.S. power grid for the first time last year and has delivered 30 percent of all new generating capacity for the last five years, according to the Energy Information Administration. Clean Edge News
03/11/2014 E85 Fueling Station Availability Is Increasing in the U.S. Clean Edge News
03/10/2014 National Poll Finds U.S. Homeowners Overwhelmingly Want Energy Choice The poll found that a majority of homeowners, 69 percent, want more choices when it comes to their energy and electricity supply. Clean Edge News
03/10/2014 Reversing Course, Japan Makes Push to Restart Dormant Nuclear Plants The new Basic Energy Plan, which states that Japan will push to restart reactors that were closed after the disaster in 2011 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, overturns a promise made by a previous government to phase out the country’s nuclear reactors. The New York Times
03/10/2014 PJM Grid Can Handle 30% Renewables, Says GE PJM can reliably integrate up to 30% of wind and solar energy, assuming the grid operator adds about $14 billion in transmission and additional regulation reserves, according to a final PJM study conducted by GE. Utility Dive
03/07/2014 New $10 million Fund To Finance Energy Storage Projects in the U.S. TIP Capital, a provider of equipment finance and asset management solutions, and Green Charge Networks (GCN), a power efficiency company, have announced a program to offer $0 down financing for GCN’s retail, municipal and industrial customers. Clean Edge News
03/07/2014 Green Investment Bank Launches $83 Million Energy Efficiency Fund With Societe General The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) have jointly committed £50m to finance non-residential energy efficiency projects. Business Green
03/06/2014 Solar Installations Drop in Arizona After Fee Introduced Only 280 solar systems were added in January, down from 583 a year ago. Sustainable Business
03/06/2014 Americans Broadly Support Energy Efficiency The poll, commissioned by McLaughlin & Associates, found that 9 in 10 likely voters support energy efficiency as a key part of the solution addressing our energy challenges. Clean Edge News
03/05/2014 US Solar Market Grew 41%, Had Record Year in 2013, Says GTM According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Solar Market Insight Year in Review 2013, photovoltaic installations continued to proliferate, increasing 41 percent over 2012 to reach 4,751 megawatts. Greentech Media
03/05/2014 DTE Energy Expands Customer-Owned Solar PV Pilot DTE Energy has selected 122 solar energy projects in the third offering of its expansion of the SolarCurrents customer-owned pilot program, which offers customers a more affordable way to install solar photovoltaic systems on their homes and businesses. Clean Edge News
03/04/2014 NREL Reveals How Solar Policy Affects U.S. Solar Market The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics. Clean Edge News
03/04/2014 Renewables Accounted for Nearly a Third of Electricity Generation in U.K. in 2013 Low-carbon electricity accounted for nearly one third of all power generated last year thanks to a surge in wind power output, according to new figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Business Green
03/03/2014 DOE’s Clean Energy Loan Program Will Soon Be Back in Action The Department of Energy is targeting from $1.5 billion to as much as $4 billion for a new renewable energy project loan guarantee program, one that could open the door to solicitations for a range of smaller-scale, distributed and grid-integrated projects by the end of this year. Greentech Media
03/03/2014 Renewables Can Safely Reach 30% Penetration in World, Says IEA A landmark study released by the International Energy Agency addresses these concerns and confirms that integrating high shares – i.e., 30 percent of annual electricity production or more – of wind and solar PV in power systems can come at little additional cost in the long term. Clean Edge News
02/28/2014 Panasonic and Suppliers May Invest $1 Billion in Tesla's U.S. Battery Plant Panasonic Corp is inviting a number of Japanese materials suppliers to join it in investing in a U.S. car battery plant that it plans to build with Tesla Motors Inc, with investment expected to reach more than 100 billion yen ($979 million), the Nikkei reported. Reuters
02/28/2014 UK Claims World Leadership in Offshore Wind The UK Government has said that as of January 2014, it is the clear world leader in deployed offshore wind energy, with some 3.6 GW of installed operating capacity and a further 1.4 GW under construction. Energy Manager Today
02/27/2014 State Approves Largest Renewable Energy Buy in New England by Massachusetts Utilities The weighted average price from the contracts is less than eight cents per kilowatt hour (kWh). Clean Edge News
02/27/2014 Atlanta Top Region in U.S. for EV Growth While the Los Angeles region has the largest number of EV sales in the fourth quarter (over 5,000) and the highest number of EVs total (27,411), Atlanta, with sales of over 3,000 in Q4, led the nation with a 52 percent increase, followed by Washington D.C. with a 21 percent growth. Clean Edge News
02/26/2014 DOE Advances Enhanced Geothermal The Energy Department is advancing enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) in the US by offering a $10 million funding opportunity for research and development. Energy Manager Today
02/26/2014 RGGI Pegs Lifetime Energy Bill Savings at $2 Billion The report, Regional Investment of RGGI CO2 Allowance Proceeds, 2012 estimates that RGGI proceed investments in energy efficiency, clean and renewable energy, and other strategic energy programs will return more than $2 billion in lifetime energy bill savings to more than 3 million participating households and more than 12,000 businesses in the region. Clean Edge News
02/25/2014 ARPA-E Projects Attract More Than $625 Million in Private Funding To date, 22 ARPA-E projects have attracted more than $625 million in private-sector follow-on funding after ARPA-E’s investment of approximately $95 million. Clean Edge News
02/25/2014 U.S. Electricity Use Is Declining and Energy Efficiency May Be a Significant Factor U.S. electricity sales peaked in 2007 and have been declining modestly since then, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Clean Edge News
02/24/2014 Renewables Were 99% of New Generation Capacity in January According to the latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects, non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) accounted for more than 99% of all new domestic electrical generating capacity installed during January 2014 for a total of 324 MW. Clean Edge News
02/24/2014 China Outspent US in Smart Grid for First Time in 2013 Global smart grid investment reached $14.9 billion in 2013, up from the $14.2 billion recorded in 2012, according to the latest figures from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Bloomberg New Energy Finance

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September 13, 2010

 

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index


New York, NY, September 13, 2010 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index (NASDAQ: CELS), which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, September 20, 2010.

The following three securities will be added to the Index: PowerSecure International, Inc. (NASDAQ: POWR), Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), and Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ: VICR).

 

The Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Index includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index is re-ranked semi-annually in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NASDAQ: QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following five securities will be removed from the Index:
Ballard Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLDP), Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST), Evergreen Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: ESLR), FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), and UQM Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: UQM).

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group

NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit www.nasdaq.com/indexes.

 

About NASDAQ OMX Group
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, including First North, NASDAQ OMX Baltic and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

 

About Clean Edge

Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QWND, and QGRD; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about Clean Edge, or sign up for the firm's free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

NASDAQ Media Contact:
Wayne Lee
+1.301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@NASDAQOMX.Com

 

NASDAQ Issuer and Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
+1.301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@NASDAQOMX.Com

 

Clean Edge Contact:
Ron Pernick
+1.503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

 


April 30, 2010

Clean Edge Revises Solar PV Market Size Figure Upwards for 2009

 

Portland, Ore./Oakland, Calif. — April 29, 2010 — Clean Edge, Inc. announced updated solar photovoltaic (PV) market sizing numbers for its Clean Energy Trends 2010 report, originally published in March. An updated version of the report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com. The newly adjusted numbers reflect an upward revision of 2009 installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity — a response to Germany's late announcement that a staggering 1.34 gigawatts (GW) of PV was installed in December.

 

An April 9, 2010 announcement by the German Federal Network Agency revealed that Germany installed a total of 3.8 GW of solar PV in 2009, with approximately 40 percent of this capacity being installed in December alone. Although Clean Edge expected Germany's December installed capacity to eclipse that of November, the magnitude of this trend exceeded its initial estimates.

 

Factoring in newly available intelligence, Clean Edge has updated its solar market projections originally released in March. As a result, 2009 global PV installations reached just more than 7 GW and global revenue in 2009 has been adjusted to $36.1 billion. Projected 2019 global PV revenue has also been upwardly revised to $116.5 billion. Clean Edge's updated total clean-energy growth projection — including biofuels, wind power, and solar power — sees the market for these three benchmark technologies growing from $144.5 billion in 2009 to $343.4 billion in 2019.

 

About Clean Energy Trends 2010
Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends report to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2010 is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including premier sponsors Cascadia Capital, Deloitte, and Hobbs & Towne. Major sponsors include Akin Gump, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Blue Practice, E2, and Mintz Levin.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (in partnership with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces the clean-tech-focused jobs board, Clean Edge Jobs. To learn more visit www.cleanedge.com.

 

Contact:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc. 503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com






March 22, 2010

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index

 

New York, NY, March 22, — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND), which will become effective with the market open today.

 

The following two securities will be added to the Index: China Longyuan Power Group Corporation Limited (916 HK) and Edison International (EIX UN).

 

The Index is a modified market-capitalization index designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the global wind energy sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following three securities will be removed from the Index: Fersa Energias Renovables, S.A. (FRS SM), Suzlon Energy Limited (SUEL IS), and Theolia SA (TEO FP).

 

The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index is the basis for the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NASDAQ:PWND), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.

About NASDAQ OMX Group
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QWND, and QGRD; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about Clean Edge, or sign up for the firm's free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (Index) is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates NASDAQ OMX) and Clean Edge, Inc. (Clean Edge).

 

Media Contact:
Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com






March 22, 2010

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index

 

New York, NY, March 22, 2010 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (NASDAQ:QGRD), which will become effective with the market open today.

 

The following four securities will be added to the Index: AZZ incorporated (AZZ UN), MYR Group Inc. (MYRG UQ), PowerSecure International, Inc. (POWR UQ), and Prysmian S.p.A. (PRY IM).

 

The Index is a modified market-capitalization index designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily engaged and involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices, and networks; energy storage and management; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX&reg Clean Edge&reg Smart Grid Infrastructure Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (NASDAQ:GRID), is an exchange traded fund that seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield, before the Fund™s fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index.

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.

About NASDAQ OMX Group
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QWND, and QGRD; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about Clean Edge, or sign up for the firm's free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge").

 

Media Contact:
Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com






March 16, 2010

Solar PV, Wind, and Biofuel Markets Expand by 11.4 Percent to $139.1 Billion in Collective Global Revenues in 2009
Clean Edge's Annual Clean Energy Trends Report Finds Clean-Energy Markets Holding Up in Tough Economic Climate

 

Portland, Ore./Oakland, Calif. — March 16, 2010 — Following one of the worst years in economic history, signs of hope have begun to emerge for the clean-tech sector, with clean energy becoming a driving force for global economic recovery from Beijing to Seoul, and Washington D.C. to Brussels. In 2009, combined global revenue for the three major clean-energy sectors — solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power, and biofuels — grew by 11.4 percent over 2008, reaching $139.1 billion. These three sectors are expected to reach $325.9 billion by 2019, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2010 report issued today by Clean Edge Inc., a research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector.

 

The annual Clean Energy Trends report, now in its ninth year, can be downloaded for free at www.cleanedge.com.

 

"Despite severe economic conditions, clean-energy markets were able to hold their momentum in 2009 as many regional and federal governments and private corporations focused on clean-energy investments as a way to pull out of the global economic tailspin," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge co-founder and managing director. "From the smart grid and energy efficiency to renewable energy generation and advanced battery storage, clean tech continues to be a major driver of regional job growth, economic recovery, and technological competitiveness."

 

As always, the Clean Energy Trends report includes growth projections for the major clean-energy sectors (solar PV, wind, and biofuels), as well as global clean-tech investment and jobs data. The report's key findings include:

-- The global production and wholesale pricing of ethanol and biodiesel reached $44.9 billion in 2009 and is projected to grow to $112.5 billion by 2019. In 2009, the biofuel market consisted of more than 23.6 billion gallons of ethanol and biodiesel production worldwide.

-- Wind power (new installation capital costs) is projected to expand from $63.5 billion in 2009 to $114.5 billion in 2019. Last year's global wind power installations reached a record 37,500 MW. China, the first-time global leader in new installations, accounted for more than a third of new installations, with 13,000 MW.

-- Solar PV will grow from a $30.7 billion industry in 2009 to $98.9 billion by 2019. New installations reached almost 6 GW worldwide in 2009, a nearly sixfold increase from five years earlier. But because of rapidly declining solar PV prices, industry revenue in 2009 fell about 20 percent, from $38.5 billion in 2008.

-- U.S.-based venture capital investments in energy technologies declined from $3.2 billion in 2008 to $2.2 billion in 2009. However, clean energy's percentage of total U.S. venture capital investments continued to rise, accounting for 12.5 percent of total activity in 2009. This represented the largest share in the history of the clean-energy asset class.

-- The global solar PV and wind power industries together currently account for a total of more than 830,000 jobs worldwide. By 2019, global industry growth will push the total to more than 3.3 million jobs.

 

The report also examines many of the issues shaping the clean-energy marketplace, including the failure of nations to reach a global climate accord in Copenhagen; China's seemingly unstoppable rise to global clean-tech dominance; and the growing ubiquity and declining cost of clean-energy technologies. An IPO Watch List tracks clean-technology companies that have recently filed for IPOs, as well as other likely candidates. The report also outlines five key trends that will impact the markets in the coming years:

-- Carbon as a Feedstock: Win-Win or Pipe Dream?
-- Steep PV Price Drops Redefine the Solar Industry
-- Biomass Fires up Utilities and District Heating
-- Clean-Tech Megaprojects See Big Advances — and Big Challenges
-- High Speed Rail Surges Ahead — But at What Cost?

 

About Clean Energy Trends 2010
Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends report to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2010 is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including premier sponsors Cascadia Capital, Deloitte, and Hobbs & Towne. Major sponsors include Akin Gump, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Blue Practice, E2, and Mintz Levin. The report can be downloaded free of charge at www.cleanedge.com.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges for a range of clients, including companies, investors, governments, and nonprofits. The company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (in partnership with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces the clean-tech-focused jobs board, Clean Edge Jobs. To learn more visit www.cleanedge.com.

 

Contact:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Alisa Weinstein
Blue Practice for Clean Edge
415-977-1939
alisa@bluepractice.com




March 15, 2010

Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index

 

New York, NY — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index (NASDAQ:CELS), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 22, 2010.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following nine securities will be added to the Index: AIXTRON AG (NASDAQ: AIXG), A123 Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: AONE), Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRE), Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL), Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWER), Satcon Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: SATC), STR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRI), UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (AMEX: UQM), and Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO).

 

The Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Index includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage ® Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following six securities will be removed from the Index: Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AATI), China BAK Battery, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAK), Greatbatch, Inc. (NYSE: GB), Raser Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RZ), Ultralife Corporation (NASDAQ: ULBI), and Valence Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLNC).

 

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QWND, and QGRD; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about Clean Edge, or sign up for the firm's free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge").

 

Media Contact:
Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com






December 18, 2009

Amory Lovins to Give Closing Remarks at Clean-Tech Investor Summit
Rocky Mountain Institute Pioneer to Conclude Power Talks in Palm Springs

 

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y. - December 18, 2009 - Named one of TIME Magazine's "100 Most Influential People of 2009," efficiency and renewable energy thought leader, and founder and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, Amory Lovins, will serve as the closing keynote speaker at the upcoming Clean-Tech Investor Summit in Palm Springs. The annual event, produced by Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF) and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, takes place January 20-21, 2010 and serves as the clean-tech industry's barometer of the year to come.

 

"Like Amory, many of us have long served as advocates for clean energy, but few have shown the same level of dedication and drive that he has in the pursuit of renewables," said Ira Ehrenpreis, general partner for Technology Partners and chairman of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit.

 

Referred to as one of the world's foremost energy gurus, Amory Lovins has had an immeasurable influence on the global road map of clean energy through four decades of work in energy policy, resources, security, economy, environment, and development. Lovins' clean-tech influence and leadership can be seen in the movements he helped initiate and guide including the "negawatt revolution" and the "soft energy path." He has also written 29 books, including Winning the Oil Endgame, Small is Profitable, Factor Four, and Natural Capitalism. The speaker's position on the role of free economy—that market forces, not regulation, will play the key role in promoting more efficient energy consumption—will be particularly relevant to Clean-Tech Investor Summit participants and attendees.

 

"Each topic, project and goal that Amory pursues reveals his dedication and singleness of purpose and, at the beginning of what looks to be a pivotal year for clean energy—and for the world—we look forward with anticipation to his parting thoughts," said Ron Pernick, managing director of Clean Edge, Inc., co-author of The Clean Tech Revolution, and co-producer of the Clean Tech Investor Summit.

 

Other featured speakers include:

-- Dr. Craig Venter, CEO, Synthetic Genomics
-- David Vieau, CEO, A123
-- Ray Anderson, Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist, and Chairman, Interface
-- Ralph Cavanagh, Co-Director, Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
-- Peter Schwartz, Co-Founder and Chairman, Global Business Network and Partner, Monitor Group
-- Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor, DOE
-- Reed Hundt, co-chair, Coalition for the Green Bank, former head of U.S. FCC, and author In China's Shadow
-- Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril
-- Amanda Little, environmental journalist and author, Power Trip
-- Carl Bass, president and CEO, Autodesk
-- Judith B. Warrick, senior advisor, Morgan Stanley
-- Michael Allman, president and CEO, Sempra Generation
-- Rob Bernhard, chief environmental strategist, Microsoft

 

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Baird; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick; Wells Fargo; Antenna Group; Jefferies; Lazard; Akin Gump; Allen Matkins; DLA Piper; Hobbes & Towne; Manatt; Milbank; Mintz Levin; Sherwood Partners LLC; Sonnenschein Venture Technology; Stoel Rives; and Pipeline.

 

For more information about the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, the Clean-Tech Expo, and for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cleantechsummit.com or contact Associate Producer, Alex Chard, at +1 (516) 765-9005 ext. 280 or by email at achard@ibfconferences.com.

 

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, which has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces Clean Edge Jobs. To learn more visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Technology Partners
Technology Partners is a 25 year venture capital firm that manages approximately $700 million of investment capital with current investments being made from Technology Partners Fund VIII. Technology Partners has invested in more than 100 companies serving principally as a lead investor and is a recognized leader in the Cleantech sector. Ira Ehrenpreis is the founding Chairman of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, having served in that role since the Summit's inception. The firm also invests in Life Science, specializing in consumer medicine and neurotechnology. For more information on Technology Partners, go to www.technologypartners.com.

 

Contacts:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza
Antenna Group for Clean Edge/IBF
415-977-1939
caroline@antennagroup.com



December 15, 2009

Interactive Map Shows Where to Find Top Clean-Tech Jobs and Candidates
Map is the Newest Online Feature Added to Clean Edge Jobs

 

Portland, Ore. - December 15, 2009 - A new clean-tech jobs map highlights the regional and sector diversity of the transition to a clean-tech economy. The map is the latest addition to Clean Edge Jobs (jobs.cleanedge.com) — a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters.

 

Clean-tech job seekers now have the ability to search a map for current openings at leading clean-tech companies like SolarCity, OPOWER, Calera, Conergy, Ecos, and Nexant. Users can search the map manually or by using geographic terms in addition to filtering by industry, position type, and position level. In addition, employers and recruiters can search through and view thousands of clean-tech candidates from around the world.

 

"This is the first clean-tech jobs board to offer mapping functionality that enables job seekers, employers, and recruiters to zoom in and pan across cities, states, and countries while conducting their search for new clean-tech jobs and candidates," said Clean Edge senior research and marketing associate Dexter Gauntlett. "One of the most exciting things about this map is that it shows how clean tech is not happening in one place, but across the nation and globe. The map currently shows 123 jobs listed in more than 19 states and regions across five countries."

 

The mapping feature was developed by Formos (www.formos.com), a developer of web-based, mobile, and desktop software products. In addition to Clean Edge, Formos has served a range of environmental and clean-tech clients including Green Building Services, Parametrix, and The Freshwater Trust.

 

The map follows Clean Edge's recent release of Clean Tech Job Trends 2009. The free report, which has been downloaded by nearly 10,000 people since its launch in mid October, highlights leading clean-tech cities, companies, and initiatives and covers five emerging clean-tech job trends. The report also includes industry-specific compensation information; a resource guide; and an overview of leading public finance models that have the power to catalyze clean-tech job creation.

 

About Clean Edge Jobs
Clean Edge Jobs is a co-production of clean-tech research and publishing firm, Clean Edge Inc., and clean-tech executive search firm, Hobbs & Towne. Clean Edge Jobs connects all levels of candidates with a range of companies throughout the clean-tech value chain from emerging startups and multinationals to investment groups and research labs. The site is optimized for a range of clean-tech opportunities, including solar power, wind power, green buildings, smart grid, energy efficiency, energy storage, biomaterials, advanced transportation, and water filtration and purification. To learn more about Clean Edge Jobs visit jobs.cleanedge.com.
During the jobs board beta period, job postings for qualified employers and recruiters are free of charge.

 

Media Contacts

 

Dexter Gauntlett
Senior Research and Marketing Associate, Clean Edge
gauntlett@cleanedge.com
503-206-5305

Or

Ron Pernick
Cofounder and Managing Director, Clean Edge
pernick@cleanedge.com
503-493-8681



November 17, 2009

First Trust Launches New Exchange Traded Fund (GRID) Based on NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index
First Investment Product Based on the Index

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ), Clean Edge, Inc., and First Trust Advisors L.P. have announced the launch of a new exchange traded fund (ETF) -- the First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index Fund (NASDAQ:GRID). It is based on the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (NASDAQ:QGRD), a benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The ETF is managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. and listed on NASDAQ®.

 

QGRD is a modified market-capitalization index and includes companies that are primarily involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices and networks; energy storage and management; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector.

 

First Trust's ETF, GRID, is designed to correspond to the price and yield performance of the index on which it is based. ETFs are financial products that trade like shares of stock and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day.

 

"First Trust has filled the need for an investment product based on an index that has brought sharper focus to an industry that is transforming our nation's energy grid," said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "This ETF reflects First Trust's commitment to extending its suite of products to broaden investor choice."

 

"This is the first ETF to track a smart grid and electric infrastructure index," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge Co-Founder and Managing Director. "First Trust continues to demonstrate leadership and to build a strong presence in the clean-energy sector."

 

"With a growing demand for electricity and the increasingly inefficient infrastructure, the current power grid is unable to keep up with the twenty first century technology," according to Ryan Issakainen, Vice President, Exchange-Traded Fund Strategist for First Trust Portfolios. "There's a growing movement towards a next generation power grid -- Smart Grid. Electricity is one of the largest and most capital intensive sectors in our economy and we are tremendously excited about the potential that this industry represents."

 

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is calculated in real-time across the combined exchanges and is disseminated by NASDAQ OMX in U.S. Dollars. The Index commenced calculation on September 22, 2009 with a value of 250.00.

 

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is comprised of companies that are screened by Clean Edge. To view the companies in the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index, visit NASDAQ's website.

 

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index and NASDAQ OMX Group's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge"). NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor's ("S&P") to calculate and maintain the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index. S&P shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



November 12, 2009

Power Talks in Palm Springs: 6th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit Announces Leading Visionaries and Thought Leaders as Keynotes
Speakers include Dr. Craig Venter, A123's David Vieau, U.S. DOE senior advisor Matt Rogers, and Interface chairman and author Ray Anderson

 

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y.— November 12, 2009 — Clean-tech venture capitalists, government advisers, utility thought leaders, and corporate visionaries will convene in Palm Springs in January for the 6th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, the industry's annual gathering produced by Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF), and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis. This elite event sells out every year, so please register now to reserve your spot for January 20-21, 2010.

 

This year, as always, The Clean-Tech Investor Summit will offer its high-level audience a series of keynotes from some of the greatest minds in clean tech. Audience members will be privy to a provocative presentation by Dr. Craig Venter, whose fame for sequencing the human genome may yet be surpassed by his efforts to apply "biological robots" to global energy and environmental challenges. A123 CEO David Vieau will reveal, as much as he's able to on the cusp of his company's recent IPO, what the industry can expect from the public debut of his company and the future of energy storage and electric vehicles. And the pros and cons of nuclear power's next steps will addressed by NRDC's Ralph Cavanagh and Global Business Network's Peter Schwartz in a moderated conversation with conference co-producer Ron Pernick.

 

Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor, DOE, will hold a fireside chat with Clean-Tech Investor Summit chairman Ira Ehrenpreis, to explore the latest efforts of the U.S. government to increase investments and capital flow into the emerging clean-tech sector. Reed Hundt, co-chair, Coalition for the Green Bank, former head of U.S. FCC, and author In China's Shadow, will give the audience a first-hand look at U.S. entrepreneurship, China's rise, and the need for a Green Bank. And Ray Anderson, Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist, and Chairman, Interface, will provide an inspirational keynote on how industry and the environment aren't mutually exclusive, but intricately linked.

 

Other confirmed speakers and panelists include:

  • Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril
  • Amanda Little, environmental journalist and author, Power Trip
  • Carl Bass, president and CEO, Autodesk
  • Judith B. Warrick, senior advisor, Morgan Stanley
  • Michael Allman, president and CEO, Sempra Generation
  • Rob Bernhard, chief environmental strategist, Microsoft

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Baird; Orrick; Morrison & Foerster; Wells Fargo; Jefferies; Antenna Group; Hobbes & Towne; Akin Gump; Manatt; and Stoel Rives.

 

Register Early For Savings

Attendees who purchase their conference passes by 11/18/09 can save $250 off the regular registration fee of $1,895. Purchase your discounted conference pass by visiting www.ibfconferences.com or calling IBF registrar Cathy Fenn at 516-765-9005 x21 and using discount code: ECT6.

 

For more information about the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, the Clean-Tech Expo and for sponsorship opportunities, visit www.cleantechsummit.com or contact Associate Producer, Alex Chard, at +1 (516) 765-9005 ext. 280 or by email at achard@ibfconferences.com.

 

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, which has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces Clean Edge Jobs. To learn more visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Technology Partners
Technology Partners is a 25 year venture capital firm that manages approximately $700 million of investment capital with current investments being made from Technology Partners Fund VIII. Technology Partners has invested in more than 100 companies serving principally as a lead investor and is a recognized leader in the Cleantech sector. Ira Ehrenpreis is the founding Chairman of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, having served in that role since the Summit's inception. The firm also invests in Life Science, specializing in consumer medicine and neurotechnology. For more information on Technology Partners, go to www.technologypartners.com.

 

Contacts:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza
Antenna Group for Clean Edge/IBF
415-977-1939
caroline@antennagroup.com



October 22, 2009

Report: U.S. Risks Falling Behind Other Nations in Financing Clean Technologies
New Green America/Clean Edge Report Analyzes Five Most Promising Financing Models To Put U.S. Back In the Lead Globally on Clean Tech

 

Washington, D.C. — October 22, 2009 — Although significant clean-tech investments are being made in America, the United States risks losing ground to other nations -- such as China and South Korea -- that are pursuing aggressive clean-tech growth initiatives, according to a new report being released today by Green America and Clean Edge Inc.

 

The good news: innovative financing models are available to keep the U.S. competitive in the clean-technology race. The new Green America/Clean Edge report analyzes five clean-tech financing models that hold the most promise for America, including Clean Energy Victory Bonds.

 

The report, Five Emerging U.S. Public Finance Models: Powering Clean-Tech Economic Growth and Job Creation, can be downloaded for free at Clean Edge (http://www.cleanedge.com/reports/reports-financemodels.php) or Green America (http://www.greenamericatoday.org/PDF/FiveEmerging_US_PublicFinanceModels.pdf).

 

Green America Executive Director Alisa Gravitz stated: "Addressing climate change, energy security and job creation at the speed and scale we need requires aggressive growth in clean-tech sector in the United States. It is clear from the research contained in this report that we need a range of financing approaches to fulfill the promise of the United States to remain a clean-tech leader for years to come."

 

Ron Pernick, co-founder and managing director of Clean Edge, said: "For many years, clean-tech leadership in the U.S. has been largely at the state level. Federal investment through the five financing models overviewed in the report could help to ensure the nation's economic competitiveness while also proving assistance to the states. These models can help the country garner the myriad benefits of a clean-energy future — job creation, energy independence, climate and pollution mitigation and economic competitiveness."

 

The five clean-tech financing models outlined in the Green America/Clean Tech report are:

1. Clean Energy Deployment Administration (CEDA), also known as "The Green Bank," which would provide loan guarantees, credit enhancements and other financial tools to stimulate private sector lending and investments;

 

2. Clean Energy Victory Bonds, which would allow millions of Americans access to investment in the clean-tech sector through safe, long-term government bonds;

 

3. Tax Credit Bonds, which offer investors a tax credit partially or fully in lieu of interest payments;

 

4. Federal Loan Guarantees, which have a track record of creating industry development; and

 

5. Clean Tech City Funds, which provide lending directly to homeowners and are showing promise in cities nationwide.

 

The report reaches several conclusions about the need for federal involvement in clean energy financing to keep the U.S. competitive. It points out: "Federal involvement to finance clean-energy development at the city, state, regional and federal levels is necessary to move forward with a clean-energy future. Strong federal clean-energy financing mechanisms should provide a framework for clean-energy deployment. Solid, predictable and long-term federal regulatory and policy frameworks and support are needed, including in deployment of smart grid and renewable, a nationwide price on carbon, a federal renewable energy standard and a shift from imported fossil fuels to domestic clean energy. Additionally, the financing models outlined and analyzed in the report are not mutually exclusive but instead should be used in combination to ensure continued growth and to maximize the benefits of U.S. clean energy."

 

About Green America
Green America, (http://www.greenamericatoday.org) is the nation's leading green economy organization, advancing marketplace solutions for our country's most serious social and environmental problems. Green America harnesses economic power — the strength of consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace — to grow the green economy, stop corporate abuse, curb climate change, and help people and businesses everywhere make economic choices that are good for people and the planet.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces Clean Edge Jobs. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about our services; or sign up for our free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com or email us at info@cleanedge.com.

 

Contacts:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Todd Larsen
Green America
202-872-5310
tlarsen@greenamericatoday.org



October 14, 2009

New Clean Edge Report Reveals Major Trends in Global Clean-Tech Job Development and Growth

 

Portland, Ore./Oakland, Calif.—October 14, 2009— As the 'green jobs' trend evolves from political platform to economic reality, the industry driving it— clean tech— is becoming one of the country's key markets for growth and job creation. In its first look at the state of clean-tech jobs in the U.S. and globally, Clean Edge, Inc., a leading clean-tech research and publishing firm, today releases Clean Tech Job Trends 2009. The report provides an insightful and compelling investigation of how these jobs are changing the face of industry, where the hotbeds of growth exist, and whether current clean-tech salaries are living up to their 'green-over blue-collar' promise. The free report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com.

 

In the report, job seekers, employers, investors, and policymakers have access to data including: clean-tech hot spots and leading companies in the U.S. and around the globe; the top five clean-tech job sectors; a study of median clean-tech compensation levels; five trends reshaping clean tech; and emerging models for financing clean-tech growth.

 

According to Clean Edge research, the top 15 metro areas in the U.S. for clean-tech job activity, based on an analysis of job postings, investment and patent activity, and other data, include the San Francisco Bay Area at #1, Greater Boston/southern New Hampshire at #4; Denver/northern Colorado at #6; Austin-San Marcos, Texas at #12; and Detroit-Ann Arbor, Michigan at #14. (Complete results available in free downloadable report).

 

"Unlike the early days of computers and IT, the clean-tech economy is a highly dispersed phenomenon, with no single place, industry, or professional demographic controlling the sector," said Ron Pernick, co-founder and managing director of Clean Edge and co-author, The Clean Tech Revolution. "This is apparent in the formerly shuttered manufacturing facilities, often in hard-hit industrial areas, that are now opening their doors to make products like wind turbines and electric vehicle batteries. Similarly, clean-tech deployment and growth has become an economic cornerstone for nations looking to innovate and compete in the 21st century— from the likely suspects of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. to emerging powerhouses such as China, South Korea, and even oil-rich Abu Dhabi."

 

To bring clarity to this rapidly transforming employment landscape, the study reveals five major trends reshaping clean-tech jobs:

  • Energy Efficiency—The Most Bang For Your Buck
  • Aging Workforce, New Clean Technologies Transform Utility Industry Landscape
  • Coming to a Campus Near You: Clean-Tech Career Training
  • Clean-Tech Manufacturing Moves Near End-Use Markets
  • The Next Big Thing in IT Jobs: Networking the Grid

Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 also provides the first comprehensive look into clean-tech compensation. The report overviews a range of positions and their median pay levels worldwide, from mid-level LEED-certified architect ($58,700) and smart grid hardware design engineer ($87,700) to entry-level wind turbine technician ($52,600) and solar energy system installer ($40,000). The survey is a coproduction of Clean Edge and PayScale (www.payscale.com), the leading online provider of employee compensation data. Founded in 2002, PayScale maintains the world's largest database of individual compensation profiles and provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market salaries to employees and employers. For those interested in taking the ongoing job survey or purchasing more detailed clean-tech compensation reports, visit www.cleanedge.com/payscale.

 

In addition to the Clean-Tech Job Trends report, Clean Edge is also releasing a companion report entitled Five Emerging U.S. Finance Models: Powering Clean-Tech Economic Growth and Job Creation. Published in partnership with Green America (www.greenamericatoday.org), a leading green-economy organization, this report articulates that government spending alone does not drive clean-tech markets. In order for the U.S. to remain competitive with countries such as China and those in the European Union, innovative finance vehicles are imperative. The report examines new mechanisms such as Clean Energy Victory Bonds, the Green Bank, City Funds, Federal Loan Guarantees, and Tax Credit Bonds. The report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com and www.greenamericatoday.org.

 

"Clean-energy jobs are already growing faster than other sectors, but it is forecasted that we are just at the beginning of the clean-tech job creation era," says Clean Edge contributing editor Clint Wilder. "This is the greatest opportunity for wealth, job creation, and global economic competitiveness in a generation -- but we need vision, intelligence, and resources to guide our course in expanding this sector."

 

About Clean Tech Job Trends 2009
For nearly ten years, Clean Edge has issued its annual Clean Energy Trends report series, and now with its Clean Tech Job Trends report, it provides similarly influential intelligence on clean-tech jobs and employment. In addition to the report, Clean Edge also produces Clean Edge Jobs (http://jobs.cleanedge.com), a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. Sponsors of Clean Tech Job Trends 2009 and Clean Edge Jobs include Deloitte & Touche LLP, Formos, Hobbs & Towne, PayScale, Akin Gump, and Antenna Group. Report partners include the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) and Green America.

 

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX including CELS, QGRD, and QWND; and produces Clean Edge Jobs. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about our services; or sign up for our free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com or email us at info@cleanedge.com.

 

Contacts:
Ron Pernick
Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza
Antenna Group
(415) 977-1939
caroline@antennagroup.com



September 22, 2009

NASDAQ OMX and Clean Edge Introduce the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index

 

New York, NY, September 22, 2009 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the introduction of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure IndexSM (NASDAQ:QGRD), a new benchmark for the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector. The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is a modified market-capitalization index and includes companies that are primarily involved in electric grid; electric meters, devices and networks; energy storage and management; and enabling software used by the smart grid and electric infrastructure sector.

 

"This index brings sharper focus to an industry that is transforming our nation's energy grid, an extremely significant endeavor that will help shape our nation's future," said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "Investors, thanks to this index, can now easily track companies that are working diligently to help fully implement an energy grid that is more efficient, cleaner and resilient."

 

"Our current electric grid is dated and deteriorating," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge Co-founder and Managing Director. "To keep up with energy demand and meet modern energy needs, the next evolution in our electric grid will include the embedding of smart meters, controls, and networks to make the grid more intelligent and the introduction of a two-way flow of electrons and energy storage to enable better integration of renewable power and energy efficiency. This build-out is already under way and offers an unprecedented opportunity to reshape the way energy is generated, stored, transmitted, and delivered."

 

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is the latest in the line of eco-themed indexes created by NASDAQ OMX and its partners. NASDAQ OMX is leading the way in creating indexes designed to help the investment community track the next generation of companies involved in alternative energy, efficient transportation, and energy management.

 

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is calculated in real-time across the combined exchanges and is disseminated by NASDAQ OMX in U.S. Dollars. The Index commenced calculation today with a value of 250.00.

 

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index is comprised of companies that are screened by Clean Edge. To view the companies in the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Smart Grid Infrastructure Index, visit our website www.nasdaqomx.com/indexes.

 

NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing its expanded coverage as a global company, NASDAQ OMX has more than 1,500 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout the world.

 

NASDAQ OMX's calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group's range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com.

 

Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.

 

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index and NASDAQ OMX Group's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge"). NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor's ("S&P") to calculate and maintain the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index. S&P shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



September 21, 2009

Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index

 

New York, NY, September 21, 2009 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND), which will become effective with the market open today.

 

The following seven securities will be added to the Index: Broadwind Energy Inc. (BWEN.UQ), Enel S.p.A. (ENEL IM), Infigen Energy (IFN AU), PNE Wind AG (PNE3 GR), Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUZLON IN), Terna Energy S.A. (TENERG GA), and Theolia S.A. (TEO FP).

 

The Index is a modified market-capitalization index designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the global wind energy sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index is the basis for the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NASDAQ:PWND), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, is the world's first research and publishing firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. The company, via its publications, events, and online services, helps companies, investors, and governments understand and profit from clean technologies. Clean Edge, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland Oregon, offers unparalleled insight and intelligence on emerging clean-tech trends, opportunities, and challenges. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends and Clean Tech Job Trends reports; produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF); maintains a number of benchmark clean-tech stock indexes with NASDAQ including CELS and QWND; and produces Clean Edge Jobs, a leading online jobs board for clean-tech job seekers, employers, and recruiters. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news; access industry reports; learn more about our services; or sign up for our free e-newsletters; visit http://www.cleanedge.com or email us at info@cleanedge.com.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



September 14, 2009

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index

 

New York, NY, September 14, 2009 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index (NASDAQ:CELS), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, September 21, 2009.

 

The following five securities will be added to the Index: Broadwind Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWEN), Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV), Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE), and National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM).

 

The Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Index includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

As a result of the evaluation Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) and GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:GTI) will be removed from the Index.

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group

NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.

 

About NASDAQ OMX

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

 

About Clean Edge

Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com




March 24, 2009

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index

 

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND), which became effective with the market open on March 23, 2009.

 

Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:MITSY) will be added to the Index.

 

The Index, a benchmark for the global wind energy sector, is a modified market-capitalization index designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the global wind energy sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index is the basis for the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NASDAQ:PWND), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following three securities will be removed from the Index: Plambeck Neue Energien AG (PNE3 GY), Renewable Energy Generation Ltd. (RWE LN), and THEOLIA (TEO FP).

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



March 16, 2009

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index

 

New York, NY, March 16, 2009 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® Green Energy Index (NASDAQ:CELS), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 23, 2009.

 

Raser Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:RZ) will be added to the Index.

 

The Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Index includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

 

The NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index before fees and expenses.

 

As a result of the evaluation, the following eleven securities will be removed from the Index: Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ALTI), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), Aventine renewable Energy Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AVR), C&D Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:CHP), Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), China Sunergy Co. Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSUN), EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR), Gushan Environmental Energy Limited (NYSE:GU), Plug Power, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER), Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR).

 

About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

 

Media Contacts:
NASDAQ Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



March 10, 2009

Another Year of Banner Growth in 2008, But Clean-Energy Sector Looks to Stimulus for Help in 2009

Clean Edge Clocks Solar, Wind and Biofuels Growth at 53 Percent in 2008, With Global Revenues of $115.9 Billion

 

Portland, Ore./ Oakland, Calif. — March 10, 2009 — Despite growing economic uncertainty over the last year, the three major clean-energy sectors — solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power, and biofuels — kept up a blistering growth rate, increasing 53 percent from $75.8 billion in 2007 to $115.9 billion in revenues in 2008, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2009 report released today by Clean Edge, Inc. By 2018, Clean Edge forecasts that these three sectors will have revenues of $325.1 billion.

 

The annual Clean Energy Trends report, produced by leading clean-tech research and publishing firm Clean Edge, can be downloaded free of charge at www.cleanedge.com.

 

While 2009 will be a challenging year for the clean-energy industry, given severe credit constraints that have slowed or reversed plans for new manufacturing facilities and development projects, Clean Edge forecasts strong growth over the mid- to long-term:

  • Global production and wholesale pricing of biofuels reached $34.8 billion in 2008 and are projected to total $105.4 billion by 2018. Last year, the global biofuels market consisted of more than 19 billion gallons of ethanol and biodiesel production worldwide, and in Brazil, ethanol surpassed petroleum use for the first time.
  • Wind power became the first clean-energy sector to surpass the $50 billion mark. Its $51.4 billion in worldwide revenue in 2008 is expected to grow to $139.1 billion in 2018. Last year's global wind power installations reached a record 27,000 MW, including more than 8,000 MW in the U.S., pushing the U.S. ahead of Germany as the world's leading generator of wind energy.
  • Solar PV (including modules, system components, and installation) totaled $29.6 billion last year and will reach $80.6 billion globally by 2018. Annual solar PV installations reached more than 4 GW worldwide in 2008, a fourfold increase from four years earlier, when the solar PV market reached the gigawatt milestone for the first time.

New global investments in energy technologies — including venture capital, project finance, public markets, and research and development — expanded by 4.7 percent, from $148.4 billion in 2007 to $155.4 billion in 2008, according to research firm and Clean Energy Trends content provider New Energy Finance.

 

For the first time, the report examines the "green jobs dividend." Solar PV and wind power provided more than 600,000 direct and indirect jobs globally in 2008 and are expected to generate 2.7 million jobs by 2018.

 

This year's report includes an analysis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed into law by President Obama in February and providing $70 billion in direct spending and tax credits for clean-energy and transportation programs.

 

Clean Energy Trends 2009 also outlines five trends poised to make an impact on the markets in the coming year. It describes:

  • What happens when the smart grid goes online
  • How energy storage will become a key issue for utilities
  • Where new clean-energy markets are emerging around the world
  • Why grid transmission capacity will be making headlines in 2009
  • The unseen growth in "micropower" grids

"The clean-energy sector, like the broader economy, faces many challenges," said Clean Edge co-founder and managing director Ron Pernick. "But while 2009 will be a difficult year, we believe that clean energy will play a central role in any global economic recovery."

 

About Clean Energy Trends 2009

Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends report to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2009 is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including premier sponsors Deloitte; Enterprise Florida; Hobbs & Towne; and New Energy Finance. Major sponsors include International Business Forum; Mintz Levin; The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.; and Page One Public Relations. The report can be downloaded free of charge at www.cleanedge.com.

 

About Clean Edge, Inc.

Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (in partnership with IBF), maintains a number of benchmark clean-energy stock indexes with NASDAQ OMX®, and operates a clean-tech focused jobs board for employers, recruiters, and candidates. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech space. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

 

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
503-206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com



December 15, 2008

Clean-Tech Investor Summit Adds Corporate Leaders From GE, Chevron, BP, and GM

The Role of Corporations in Financing, Engineering, and Supporting Clean Energy Will Take Center Stage at 5th Annual Summit

 

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y. — December 15, 2008 — Research and publishing firm Clean Edge, Inc. and conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF), today announced that corporate executives from GM, Chevron Technology Ventures, GE Energy Financial Services, PG&E, Waste Management, NatureWorks, and BP Global Wind & Solar will join wind-energy visionary and oil industry veteran T. Boone Pickens to headline the 5th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (www.cleantechsummit.com) taking place January 21-22, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.

 

The following new speakers have been confirmed for the Clean-Tech Investor Summit lineup:

  • Britta Gross, Manager, Hydrogen & Electrical Infrastructure, GM;
  • Dana Flanders, President, Chevron Technology Ventures;
  • Kevin Walsh, Managing Director Renewable Energy, GE Energy Financial Services;
  • Larry O'Donnell, President and COO, Waste Management;
  • Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks;
  • Reyad Fezzani, Chief Executive Officer, BP Global Wind & Solar

Previously announced agenda highlights include:

  • Peter Darbee, CEO and President, PG&E;
  • Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry and Cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild, LLC; and
  • Peter Gleick, President and Cofounder, Pacific Institute who was named by Wired magazine as one of 15 people who should advise the new president.

"It is a crucial time for our country's energy future," said Ira Ehrenpreis, Clean-Tech Investor Summit board chairman and Technology Partners' general partner. "Corporations have always played a critical role in the venture asset class, and in the clean-tech sector they play an even more vital role. The Clean-Tech Investor Summit, by bringing together key players from a range of sectors, continues to serve as a bridge between startup innovation companies and large, influential corporates."

 

"We've worked hard to bring together some of the country's most prominent corporate leaders with compelling stories to tell about clean-tech innovation," adds Clean-Tech Investor Summit co-producer and Clean Edge managing director Ron Pernick. "In these uncertain economic times, their insights could prove invaluable to the investors, entrepreneurs, and other key stakeholders who attend our Summit each year."

 

The Summit is the must-attend annual event for the clean-tech industry — entrepreneurs, visionaries, investors, and policy leaders gather every year to learn, share ideas, and discuss the current environment. Coming on the heels of President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony and the largest global financial crisis seen in decades, this year's Summit will provide a place for the leaders of clean-technology investing and deployment to discuss new strategies as well as emerging industries and cutting-edge ideas.

 

The addition of this year's prominent corporate speakers follows a long tradition of the Summit bringing industry leading executives from such companies as Applied Materials, CISCO, The Dow Chemical Company, Duke Energy, Peabody Energy, Sharp, Toyota, and Wal-Mart.

 

Business and policy leaders are recognizing that a U.S. economic recovery will be driven in part by an expansion of clean-tech industries, which will provide jobs and reduce the country's dependence on imported energy supplies.

 

A first for the Summit is the addition of The Clean-Tech Expo for start-up companies seeking exposure with potential investors, corporate partners, or clients. Contact Alex Chard of IBF at (516) 765-9005 ext. 280 or achard@ibfconferences.com for more information.

 

This year's Summit sponsors include: Deloitte; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick; Stanford Group Company; Hobbs & Towne; Jefferies; ACCYS Technologies; Comerica Bank; Cooley Godward Kronish LLP; Mintz Levin; Page One Public Relations; Sonnenschein; American Council on Renewable Energy; National Renewable Energy Lab; and UK Trade & Investment.

 

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.cleantechsummit.com. Due to overwhelming demand, the organizers are capping Summit attendance at 500 delegates to ensure the quality and intimacy of the event. To qualify for a $400 discount, sign up by January 03, 2009 and use discount code CED400 when registering online or by phone.

 

About the Clean-Tech Investor Summit

The Clean-Tech Investor Summit, co-produced by International Business Forum and Clean Edge, and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, is the premier clean-tech investment and innovation event. Held each winter in Palm Springs, CA, the event brings together leading investors, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and relevant service providers for two days of high-level presentations, conversations, and networking. The 5th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit is scheduled for January 21-22, 2009. Last year's Summit sold out, so reserve your place now. For more information, visit www.cleantechsummit.com.

 

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
503-206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com



December 10, 2008

New Jobs Site to Help Accelerate Transition to Clean-Energy and Clean-Tech Economy

 

Philadelphia, Penn./Portland, Ore. — December 10, 2008 — A new industry-specific jobs board aims to accelerate the transition to a vibrant clean-energy and clean-tech economy. Clean Edge Jobs (http://jobs.cleanedge.com) is co-produced by clean-tech research and publishing firm, Clean Edge, Inc. and clean-tech executive search firm, Hobbs & Towne, Inc. The new jobs board is being launched as part of a beta period in which companies and recruiters can post jobs on the site for free.

 

At launch, Clean Edge Jobs already hosts nearly 200 jobs from companies such as 3Tier; ClearEdge Power Corp.; Green Mountain Energy; MMA Renewable Ventures; Ormat Technologies, Inc.; POET, LLC; Solaicx; SolarWorld; Southwest Windpower Inc.; SunEdison; V2Green (GridPoint); and Verenium.

 

Clean Edge and Hobbs & Towne have combined their respective strengths within the clean-tech industry to provide a dynamic and industry-specific tool for job seekers, employers, and recruiters. Clean Edge Jobs connects all levels of candidates with a range of companies throughout the clean-tech value chain from emerging startups and multinationals to nonprofits and research labs. The jobs site also offers prospective candidates the ability to post their resumes and profiles online.

 

The jobs board is optimized for a range of clean-tech opportunities, including solar, wind, smart grid, biofuels, biomaterials, green buildings, energy efficiency, energy storage, carbon trading, lighting, transportation, and water. Employers and recruiters are encouraged to create free accounts and post their current hiring needs online. Similarly, prospective candidates are encouraged to upload their resumes and create a searchable, online profile.

 

"The jobs board is a perfect extension of Clean Edge's other informational products and services," explains Ron Pernick, Clean Edge cofounder and managing director. "The green economy stands as one of the 21st Century's greatest growth opportunities, and our jobs board is meant to help connect key clean-tech companies with qualified talent."

 

"A platform and network for companies, candidates, and recruiters to come together is a necessity for the scale-up expected in the clean-tech space," adds Andy Towne, Hobbs & Towne founder & CEO. "We have designed the jobs board from an employer and recruiter perspective to enable easy navigation and to yield high-quality results."

 

About Clean Edge

Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit www.cleanedge.com.

 

About Hobbs & Towne

Hobbs & Towne, Inc. is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of senior-level executives for early-stage and high-growth technology companies in alternative energy and clean technology sectors. Founded in 1997, Hobbs & Towne has worked with investors such as EnerTech Capital, Khosla Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, CMEA Ventures, Virgin Greenfund, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Advanced Technology Partners, and Nth Power and across a wide range of software and hardware technologies and energy applications including smart grid, renewable energy, biofuels, water, and lighting. Hobbs & Towne, Inc. has seven partners and more than 30 employees spread across offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York. For more information, visit www.hobbstowne.com.

 

Contacts: Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Dexter Gauntlett, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-206-5305, gauntlett@cleanedge.com

Kris Kennedy, Hobbs & Towne
610-783-4600 x-107, KKennedy@hobbstowne.com



November 18, 2008

T. Boone Pickens to Keynote at 5th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit

 

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y. — November 18, 2008 — Research and publishing firm Clean Edge, Inc. and conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF), today announced that wind-energy visionary and oil industry veteran T. Boone Pickens will headline the 5th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (www.cleantechsummit.com) taking place January 21-22, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.

 

"I am delighted to participate in the upcoming Clean-Tech Investor Summit," said T. Boone Pickens, Chairman of BP Capital and author of the Pickens Plan. "In the last 6 months, I have travelled across the US, talking to thousands of people and meeting with elected officials to offer a solution to our country's energy crisis, which is a result of 40 years of failed energy policy. My Pickens Plan, which calls for the reduction of importation of foreign oil by 30% in 10 years and replacing this fuel with cleaner energy in the form of natural gas and renewable energy options like wind and solar, is very much aligned with President-Elect Obama's energy policy and I look forward to sharing more details of this plan with conference participants in January."

 

The Summit is the premier annual event for networking with the clean-tech industry's earliest movers, stalwart investors, and entrepreneurial visionaries. Coming on the heels of President-Elect Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony and the largest global financial crisis seen in decades, this year's Summit will provide a place for the leaders of clean-technology investing and deployment to discuss new strategies as well as emerging industries and cutting-edge ideas.

 

Business leaders from General Electric, NatureWorks, and Waste Management will also present their views on the rapidly evolving platform for innovation in an emerging green economy.

 

Other early agenda highlights include:

  • Peter Darbee, CEO and President, PG&E;
  • Janine Benyus, author of Biomimicry and Cofounder of the Biomimicry Guild, LLC; and
  • Peter Gleick, President and Cofounder, Pacific Institute who was named by Wired magazine as one of 15 people who should advise the new president.

Global investments in clean-energy sectors, according to New Energy Finance and published in Clean Edge's 2008 Clean Energy Trends report, reached $148.4 billion in 2007 including venture capital, project finance, public markets, and research and development. Despite the global credit crunch and a recent decline in oil prices, optimism in clean tech remains strong. In fact, many economists look to the clean-tech sectors as important drivers of a global economic recovery.

 

"Clean-tech investing is at a critical and important juncture," explains Ira Ehrenpreis, general partner with Technology Partners and Clean-Tech Investor Summit chairman. "Against the backdrop of a global economic downturn, investments in clean technologies and infrastructure will enable the next wave of global innovation and economic creation."

 

This year's Summit sponsors include: Deloitte; Morrison & Foerster; Stanford Group Company; Hobbs & Towne; Jefferies; ACCYS Technologies; Comerica Bank; Mintz Levin; Page One Public Relations; American Council on Renewable Energy; National Renewable Energy Lab; and UK Trade & Investment.

 

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.cleantechsummit.com. Due to overwhelming demand, the organizers are capping Summit attendance at 500 delegates to ensure the quality and intimacy of the event.

 

About the Clean-Tech Investor Summit:

The Clean-Tech Investor Summit, co-produced by International Business Forum and Clean Edge, and chaired by Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, is the premier clean-tech investment and innovation event. Held each winter in Palm Springs, CA, the event brings together leading investors, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and relevant service providers for two days of high-level presentations, conversations, and networking. The 5th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit is scheduled for January 21-22, 2009. Last year's Summit sold out, so reserve your place now. For more information, visit www.cleantechsummit.com.

 

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
503-206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com



October 6, 2008

New Study Finds That Clean-Energy Industry Can Power Northwest Economy, Job Creation, and Carbon Reduction

 

Clean Edge and Climate Solutions' Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025 Report Finds Potential for 63,000 New Jobs in Oregon and Washington

 

Portland, Ore./ Seattle, Wash. — October 6, 2008 — A new study concludes that five emerging clean-tech industry sectors offer the Pacific Northwest one of the best opportunities for sustained economic vitality and job growth. It also charts the course for private and public investment and leadership to capitalize on the opportunity. 

Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025 is produced by two leading clean-tech organizations — research and publishing firm Clean Edge and research and advocacy organization Climate Solutions. The study provides a comprehensive look at emerging green industries that are projected to provide high-paying jobs and a vital new economic base for the region. It provides a grounded and realistic view of the region's potential role in an increasingly competitive global clean-tech industry. The report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com and www.climatesolutions.org.
 
The study focuses on five clean-energy sectors that provide the best opportunities for Oregon and Washington to build a leadership position in intellectual capital and job creation. They are:

     — Solar PV Manufacturing, which is projected to provide up to 22,560 new jobs in the region by 2025;
     — Wind Power Development, expected to reach up to 6,000 new jobs;
     — Green Building Design Services, creator of up to 16,834 new jobs;
     — Sustainable Bioenergy, which could account for 10,419 new jobs; and
     — Smart-Grid Technologies, an industry that could create up to 7,000 new jobs.

In all, the study find these industries have the potential to create more than 63,000 new jobs in the Pacific Northwest by 2025 — a figure that matches the employment in Silicon Forest during its height as a chip manufacturing center. The growth of these clean-tech sectors would position the region as a leader in the dramatic global shift toward cleaner and more efficient forms of energy, transportation, and building systems that reduce pollution and reliance on volatile imported fossil fuels.

The report provides an objective accounting of the region's assets and challenges, and provides a 10-point action plan for Oregon and Washington that includes:

     —  Limiting and reducing global warming pollution by putting a price on carbon;
     —  Ramping up public investment in clean technology funds;
     —  Passing leading edge green building codes;
     —  Deploying clean energy workforce development strategies;
     —  Providing effective clean energy tax credits;
     —  Building a 21st century smart grid

"Clean energy is increasingly identified as the sector with the largest growth potential in the U.S. economy, and offers the best promise of meeting the twin challenges of economic and environmental decline," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge cofounder and managing director and report coauthor. "This report is a case study for how the Pacific Northwest region can seize a leadership role in the clean-tech economy."

Carbon-Free Prosperity 2025 lauds the Pacific Northwest for its green lifestyle, proactive policies, strong natural resource base, and abundant cheap electricity as attributes that give the region a head start in the quest for a strong clean-energy economy. But the report also urges action on cultivating more venture capital in the region, updating energy grid infrastructure, grooming managerial talent for growing clean-tech companies, and developing a comprehensive economic-development strategy for the region.

"To spark a real economic recovery, we need to repower America, and this region should be at the forefront," said Rhys Roth, Climate Solutions’ Director of Strategic Innovation. "This report is a blueprint for how the region can become a global leader in clean technology — creating family-supporting jobs, regaining control of our energy future, and delivering real climate solutions."

The study is based on interviews with more than 50 industry, financial, and policy experts in the Northwest, and leverages proprietary Clean Edge data on market sizing, employment figures, and other key market factors.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

About Climate Solutions
Climate Solutions is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides in the Pacific Northwest. Since its inception in 1998, Climate Solutions has been the foremost champion of Northwest climate and clean energy leadership that generates economic opportunities for Northwest businesses and workers. Working with a broad array of partners from business, rural, government, and the public-interest community, Climate Solutions helps to advance a new sustainable prosperity in the Northwest that accelerates the technologies, policies, and enterprises that can deliver climate solutions to the world. Climate Solutions has offices in Seattle, Olympia, Portland and Missoula. To learn more, visit www.climatesolutions.org.

Media Contacts:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503.493.8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams,Page One PR for Clean Edge
301.978.4875, christina@pageonepr.com

Rhys Roth, Climate Solutions
301.978.8281, rhys@climatesolutions.org



September 22, 2008

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index

 

New York, NY, September 22, 2008 — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index (NASDAQ:QWND), which will become effective with the market open on today, Monday, September 22, 2008.

The following three securities will be added to the Index: EDP Renovaveis SA, Endesa, S.A., and International Power PLC.

The Index, a benchmark for the global wind energy sector, is a modified market-capitalization index designed to act as a transparent and liquid benchmark for the global wind energy sector. The Index includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit www.NASDAQ.com.

The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index is the basis for the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NASDAQ:PWND), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index before fees and expenses

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com .

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.


Media Contacts:
NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ OMX Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



September 15, 2008

Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index

 

New York, NY — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index (NASDAQ:CELS), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, September 22, 2008.

The following six securities will be added to the Index: C&D Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:CHP), China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSUN), Ener1, Inc (AMEX:HEV), Rubicon Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCN), ReneSola Ltd (NYSE:SOL), and GT Solar International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SOLR).

The Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S.The Index include companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit www.NASDAQ.com.

The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index before fees and expenses.

As a result of the evaluation, the following seven securities will be removed from the Index: Akeena Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKNS), Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV), Hoku Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOKU), Medis Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:MDTL), Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. (AMEX:NBF), Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEIX) and Verenium Corporation (NASDAQ:VRNM).

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.


Media Contacts:
NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

NASDAQ OMX Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com



June 26, 2008

NASDAQ OMX and Clean Edge Introduce the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index

 

Invesco PowerShares to Launch Exchange Traded Fund Based On New Index

New York, NY — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. announced today the introduction of the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy IndexSM (NASDAQ:QWND), a new benchmark for the global wind energy sector. The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index is a modified market-capitalization index and includes companies that are primarily manufacturers, developers, distributors, installers, and users of energy derived from wind sources.

"Wind energy is one of the world's fastest growing energy industries and the launch of this index brings more focus and definition to this important source of clean energy," said NASDAQ OMX Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "This index is also a valuable addition to NASDAQ OMX's current offering of environmental sustainability indexes."

"Wind energy was a $30 billion global industry in 2007 and is projected to continue growing in the years ahead," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge Co-founder and Managing Director. "This benchmark enables investors to track the performance of pure-play and multinational companies that are key drivers of this rapidly expanding industry."

Invesco PowerShares Capital management LLC, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), will develop an ETF based on the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index and list the ETF on the NASDAQ Stock Market.

"We believe the PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NASDAQ:PWND) will represent a lower cost way for investors to access this key alternative-energy market with the structural benefits of an ETF," said Bruce Bond, President and CEO of Invesco PowerShares.

For more information about PowerShares ETFs, visit www.invescopowershares.com/products/.

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index is calculated in real-time across the combined exchanges and is disseminated by NASDAQ OMX in U.S. Dollars. The Index commenced calculation today with a value of 250.00.

The NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index is currently comprised of companies that are screened by Clean Edge and the components are divided into two categories; pure play securities and multinational corporation securities. To view the companies in the NASDAQ OMX® Clean Edge® Global Wind Energy Index, visit our website www.nasdaq.com/indexes.

About NASDAQ OMX Global Financial Products
NASDAQ OMX Global Financial Products (NOGFP) is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX indexes. NOGFP specializes in the development if indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NOGFP also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit www.nasdaq.com/indexes.

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's broadest and most diverse exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology, and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products, and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from Nasdaq OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual "Clean Energy Trends" report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains a number of clean-energy stock indexes. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the company's annual summit and stock indexes, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit http://www.cleanedge.com.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index and NASDAQ OMX Group's other products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements. The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index ("Index") is the exclusive property of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., (collectively, with its affiliates "NASDAQ OMX") and Clean Edge, Inc. ("Clean Edge"). NASDAQ OMX has contracted with Standard & Poor's ("S&P") to calculate and maintain the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index. S&P shall have no liability for any errors or omissions in calculating the Index. NASDAQ® and OMXTM are registered trademarks of NASDAQ OMX and The NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy IndexSM is a service mark of NASDAQ OMX and Clean Edge. These marks are collectively licensed for use by PowerShares. The PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio has not been passed on by NASDAQ OMX or Clean Edge as to its legality or suitability. The PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio is not issued, endorsed, or sold by NASDAQ OMX or Clean Edge. NEITHER NASDAQ OMX NOR CLEAN EDGE MAKES ANY WARRANTIES OR BEARS ANY LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE POWERSHARES GLOBAL WIND ENERGY PORTFOLIO.


Media Contacts:
NASDAQ OMX Media Contact: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Clean Edge, Inc.
Ron Pernick, Managing Director and Co-founder
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

NASDAQ OMX Issuer & Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
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June 17, 2008

New Study Finds that Solar Could Provide 10% of U.S. Electricity Generation by 2025

Clean Edge and Co-op America Report Looks at Vital Role of Utilities in Solar Reaching Cost Parity with Conventional Energy Sources

Washington D.C./Portland Ore. — June 17, 2008 — A new study makes the case that solar power is emerging as a cost-effective hedge against fossil fuels and is likely to reach cost parity with retail-electricity rates in most regions of the U.S. in less than a decade.

The Utility Solar Assessment (USA) Study, produced by clean-tech research and publishing firm Clean Edge and green-economy nonprofit Co-op America, provides a comprehensive roadmap for utilities, solar companies, and regulators to reach 10% solar in the U.S. by 2025. The report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com and www.solarcatalyst.org (Co-op America's solar program Web site).

The study finds that significantly scaling solar power in the U.S. will require the active involvement of utilities. The study delivers a to-do list for the three key stakeholders in the nation's solar industry. Among others, the action items include:

  • For utilities: Take advantage of the unique value of solar for peak generation and alleviating grid congestion; implement solar as part of the build-out of the smart grid; and adapt to new market realities with new business models.
  • For solar companies: Bring installed solar systems costs to $3 per peak watt or less by 2018; streamline installations; and make solar a truly plug-and-play technology.
  • For regulators and policy makers: Pass a long-term extension of investment and production tax credits for solar and other renewables; establish open standards for solar interconnection; and give utilities the ability to "rate-base" solar.

The USA Study also reports that:

  • For the first time solar power is beginning to reach cost parity with conventional energy sources. As solar prices decline and the capital and fuel costs for coal, natural gas, and nuclear plants rise, the U.S. will reach a crossover point by around 2015.
  • Installed solar PV prices are projected to decline from an average $5.50-$7.00 peak watt (15-32 cents kWh) today to $3.02-$3.82 peak watt (8-18 cents kWh) in 2015 to $1.43-$1.82 peak watt (4-8 cents kWh) by 2025
  • Solar power offers a number of advantages over conventional energy sources. Among them, the ability to deliver energy at or near the point of use, zero fuel costs, minimal maintenance requirements and zero carbon-based source emissions.
  • The investment to arrive at 10% solar in the U.S. is not small, reaching $450 billion to $560 billion between now and 2025, an average of $26 billion to $33 billion per year. However, given utilities' existing capital costs such an investment is not prohibitive. To put the investment in perspective: Utilities spent an estimated $70 billion on new power plants and transmission and distribution systems in 2007 alone.

"One of the big takeaways from this report is that, in many ways, the future of solar is in the hands of utilities," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge cofounder and managing director and USA Study coauthor. "Reaching 10 percent of our electricity from solar sources by 2025 will require the active participation of utilities along with the support and participation of regulators and solar technology companies."

In just the past year, a number of utilities and solar companies have announced aggressive programs to deploy large-scale solar power projects, including Southern California Edison's plan to install 250 megawatts of distributed solar PV, Duke Energy's stated goal of investing $100 million in rooftop solar, and Pacific Gas & Electric's announcements to invest in thousands of megawatts of concentrating solar power in California's deserts. While these players are still in the vanguard, a number of other utilities are looking to join them to help bring solar power to scale — and the study shows that solar could become "ubiquitous" as with earlier semiconductor-based revolutions.

"As capital and fuel costs have doubled or tripled for coal, natural gas, and nuclear power over the past few years, solar power costs are coming down," explains Alisa Gravitz, Co-op America executive director and USA Study project director. "For the first time in history, cost-competitive solar power is now within the planning horizon of every utility in the nation."

The study, written by Pernick and Clean Edge contributing editor Clint Wilder, is based on interviews with more than 30 solar, utility, financial, and policy experts and leverages proprietary Clean Edge data on solar PV market size, cost and pricing history and projections, and other key market factors. The USA Study is available for free download at www.cleanedge.com and www.solarcatalyst.org.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech sector. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series (CELS) index, which track U.S.-listed clean-energy companies. To keep abreast of the latest clean-tech news, access industry reports, learn more about the annual summit and stock index, or sign up for Clean Edge's free e-newsletter, visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Co-op America
Co-op America is the nation's leading green-economy organization (501-c3) advancing marketplace solutions for America's most serious social and environmental problems for more than 25 years. Co-op America's Solar Catalyst Program harnesses market forces to dramatically lower the price and accelerate the growth of solar energy worldwide for a secure, equitable, low-carbon energy future. Co-op America's other green-economy programs tackle climate change, build fair trade systems, encourage corporate responsibility, advance healthy, local communities, and provide green purchasing and investing information for families and businesses. For more information visit www.coopamerica.org and www.solarcatalyst.org.

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Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
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Alisa Gravitz, Co-op America
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March 17, 2008
Semi-annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:

New York, NY — The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index (NASDAQ:CLEN) and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index (NASDAQ:CELS) (the "Indexes"), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 24, 2008.

The following eight securities will be added to the Indexes: Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABAT), Akeena Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKNS), Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI), Gushan Environmental Energy Limited (NYSE:GU), Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX), Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:SOLF), Ultralife Batteries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULBI) and Valence Technology, Inc. (NYSE:VLNC).

The Indexes are designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Indexes include companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index covers are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Indexes are evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit www.NASDAQ.com.

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: before fees and expenses.

As a result of the evaluation MGP Ingredients, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGPI) will be removed from the Index.

Clean Edge, a leading clean-tech research and publishing firm, released its annual Clean-Energy Trends 2008 report earlier this month. To view the report, and learn about Clean Edge's latest findings, visit http://www.cleanedge.com/reports/reports-trends2008.php.

About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, and with over 3,900 companies, it is number one in worldwide listings among major markets. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; the OMX Nordic Exchange, including First North; and the 144A PORTAL Market. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 60 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. OMX Nordic Exchange is not a legal entity but describes the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit www.nasdaqomx.com.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements The matters described herein may contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

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March 11, 2008
No Sign of a Slowdown: Market for Clean Energy Grows to $77 Billion in 2007, Will Reach $254 Billion by 2017
Clean Edge Finds Four Benchmark Sectors up 40 Percent From Prior Year

Portland, Ore./ Oakland, Calif.— March 11, 2008 — Global clean-energy markets are expanding rapidly, with revenues in four benchmark sectors — biofuels, wind power, solar photovoltaics, and fuel cells — up 40 percent from $55 billion in 2006 to $77.3 billion in 2007, according to the Clean Energy Trends 2008 report released today. The four sectors are projected to more than triple over the next decade, growing to $254.5 billion by 2017. The annual Clean Energy Trends report, produced by leading clean-tech research and publishing firm Clean Edge, can be downloaded at no cost at www.cleanedge.com. The 2008 report finds that for the first time three leading clean-energy technologies each surpassed $20 billion in revenue.

  • Global production and wholesale pricing of biofuels reached $25.4 billion in 2007 and is projected to hit $81.1 billion by 2017. The global biofuels market last year consisted of more than 13 billion gallons of ethanol and more than 2 billion gallons of biodiesel production worldwide.
  • Wind power is expected to expand from $30.1 billion in 2007 to $83.4 billion in 2017. Last year's global wind power installations reached a record 20,000 megawatts (MW), equivalent in size to 20 conventional fossil-fuel power plants.
  • Solar photovoltaics (including modules, system components, and installation), which totaled $20.3 billion last year, will more than triple to $74 billion by 2017. Annual installations in 2007 were just shy of 3,000 MW worldwide.

New global investments in energy technologies — including venture capital (VC), project finance, public markets, and research and development — have expanded by 60 percent from $92.6 billion in 2006 to $148.4 billion in 2007, according to research firm and Clean Energy Trends content provider New Energy Finance. In the U.S., venture capitalists invested $2.7 billion in the clean-energy sector, representing almost 10 percent of total VC activity. Clean Energy Trends 2008 also outlines five trends poised to make an impact on the markets this year. They describe:

  • How small start-ups are powering markets for electric vehicles
  • Sustainable cities are being designed and built from the ground up
  • Overseas players are powering the U.S. wind market boom
  • Geothermal energy is experience a global renaissance as a clean-energy resource
  • New technologies are helping oceangoing ships take a cleaner tack

"Clean energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream and the proof is in these numbers," said Clean Edge co-founder and principal Ron Pernick. "Amid last year's plummeting housing prices, rising foreclosure rates, and record high oil prices, clean energy continued to provide a bright spot in an otherwise sluggish economy."

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About Clean Energy Trends 2008
Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2008 is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including premier sponsors Deloitte; Hobbs ® Towne; Jefferies ® Company; and New Energy Finance. Major sponsors include Benaroya Companies; Pacific Growth Equities; RockPort Capital Partners; Stoel Rives; The NASDAQ OMX Group; and Page One Public Relations. The report can be downloaded for free at http://www.cleanedge.com.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its publications and events, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. The company co-produces the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® US Indexes which track US-listed clean-energy companies and co-produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit with IBF. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech space. For more information visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

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Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
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January 23, 2008
Clean-Tech Investor Summit Adds Peabody Energy Chairman and CEO Greg Boyce to Agenda
Boyce to discuss carbon capture & sequestration, near-zero emission plants, and other potential "clean coal" breakthroughs

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y. — January 23, 2008 — Research and publishing firm Clean Edge, Inc. and conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF), today announced that Greg Boyce, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Peabody Energy, will join the lineup of speakers at the 4th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (www.cleantechsummit.com) taking place February 6 and 7, 2008 in Palm Springs, Calif.

Boyce, head of the world's largest private-sector coal company, will offer a keynote address to share what Peabody is doing in the area of near-zero emission plants, carbon mitigation, and other new technologies. The presentation is expected to encourage constructive debate among Summit attendees and the clean-tech community which has been divided on the concept of "clean coal."

His talk is scheduled for 3:30 PM on February 7th, the second day of the conference. It will be the first time Mr. Boyce presents at a clean-tech event.
The Clean-Tech Investor Summit is the premier event for clean-tech industry luminaries, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and investors. It will also feature executives from BP, Cisco, Duke Energy, PNM Resources, Wal-Mart, and others.

Speakers such as Elon Musk, Chairman of Tesla Motors and SolarCity; John Podesta, CEO, Center for American Progress; Dan Reicher, Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives at Google.org and former U.S. Assistant Energy Secretary fill out the lineup at the 4th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit.

"The range of industries, policies, and innovations represented on the agenda this year is broader than it ever has been," said Ron Pernick, co-producer of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, co-author of The Clean-Tech Revolution, and co-founder and principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "The increasing participation in the Summit reflects the growing urgency in clean-tech investments as security, cost, policy, and climate concerns collide."

Clean-tech investing in the U.S. represents billions of dollars a year across a range of sectors including renewable and distributed energy, advanced materials, transportation, and water purification and management. The summit is a must-attend event for investors looking to find their niche in clean-tech.

This year's Summit sponsors include: Deloitte; Jefferies & Co.; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Comerica; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Heller Ehrman LLP; Hobbs & Towne; Pacific Growth Equities; SpencerStuart; Stoel Rives LLP; Benaroya Companies; Broadpoint; Goldman Sachs; Lazard; Mintz Levin; Morgan Lewis; Moss-Adams LLP; Page One PR; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; PiperJaffray; Sonnenschein Venture Technology; and Woodcock Washburn LLP.

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.cleantechsummit.com. Due to the overwhelming success and growth of the conference, the organizers are capping attendance at 500 delegates to ensure the quality and intimacy of the event.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its publications and events, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. The company co-produces the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® US Indexes which track US-listed clean-energy companies and co-produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit with IBF. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech space. For more information visit http://www.cleanedge.com.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
503-206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com


January 8, 2008
Clean-Tech Investor Summit Features Industry Luminaries from Duke Energy, Google.org, Tesla Motors, and Wal-Mart
Clean Edge and IBF host exclusive forum for learning about the newest drivers for the clean-tech economy

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y. — January 08, 2008 — Research and publishing firm Clean Edge, Inc. and conference organizer International Business Forum (IBF), today announced the confirmed speaker line-up for their 4th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (www.cleantechsummit.com) taking place February 6 and 7, 2008 in Palm Springs, Calif.

The Summit is recognized as the premier event for networking with the clean-tech industry's earliest movers and foremost visionaries. This year's agenda includes entrepreneurs, policy leaders, and corporate officers whose companies are increasingly looking to play crucial roles in developing technologies, enabling markets, and bringing new opportunities to scale. BP, Cisco Systems, and Wal-Mart will be among the corporations represented.

Agenda highlights also include:

  • Elon Musk, Chairman of Tesla Motors and SolarCity and founder of PayPal and SpaceX, who will engage in a fireside chat with Technology Partners' Ira Ehrenpreis, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit Chairman.
  • John Podesta, Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress and former Chief of Staff to President Clinton, who will give an insider's view of federal energy policy.
  • Dan Reicher, Director of Climate and Energy Initiatives at Google.org and former U.S. Assistant Energy Secretary, who will discuss breakthrough opportunities in clean energy and the role of Google in advancing clean-tech development.
  • Jim Rogers, CEO of Duke Energy and Jeff Sterba, CEO of PNM Resources are expected to have a candid conversation about renewable energy and smart grid technologies.
  • Dan Kammen, professor of Energy, University of California, Berkeley and Christine Ervin, former president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Green Building Council, will give insider views, along with other panelists, on the carbon trading and green building markets.

"We are at a decisive point in the development of clean-tech markets, and 2008 will be a critical year for making smart decisions and for taking sound actions to move the opportunities forward," said Ron Pernick, co-producer of the Clean-Tech Investor Summit, co-author of The Clean-Tech Revolution and co-founder and principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "Our 4th Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit will be extremely valuable to anyone who wants to play a role in an exploding new economy."

Clean-tech investing in the U.S. in 2006 reached $2.7 billion across a range of sectors including renewable and distributed energy, advanced materials, transportation, and water purification and management. Final numbers for 2007 are expected to be even larger. The Summit acts as a launch pad for a year that will see clean-tech become a bipartisan issue in Washington, an imperative in every corporate boardroom, and an increasing socially conscious issue for consumers.

"We are only just beginning to witness how innovation and technology in this sector are tackling some of the most fundamental global issues of the 21st century," said Ira Ehrenpreis, general partner with Technology Partners and Clean-Tech Investor Summit chairman. "There's an unprecedented opportunity to create a greener future for investors and the world alike."

This year's Summit sponsors include: Deloitte; Jefferies & Co.; Morrison & Foerster; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Comerica; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Heller Ehrman LLP; Hobbs & Towne; Pacific Growth Equities; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; SpencerStuart; Stoel Rives LLP; Benaroya Companies; Goldman Sachs; Lazard; Mintz Levin; Morgan Lewis; Moss-Adams LLP; Page One PR; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; PiperJaffray; and Sonnenschein Venture Technology.

To learn more about the event and to register, please visit www.cleantechsummit.com. Due to the overwhelming success and growth of the conference, the organizers are capping attendance at 500 delegates to ensure the quality and intimacy of the event.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its publications and events, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. In May 2006, the company launched the NASDAQ Clean Edge US Index® which tracks US-listed clean-energy companies. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled intelligence and insight into the clean-tech space. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Christina Williams Page One PR for Clean Edge/IBF
503-206-7775, christina@pageonepr.com


September 17, 2007
Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Indexes

New York & Oakland/Portland -- September 17, 2007 -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ"; NASDAQ:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual reconstitution of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index (NASDAQ:CLEN) and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index (NASDAQ:CELS) (the "Indexes"), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, September 24, 2007.

The following twelve securities will be added to the Indexes: China BAK Battery, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBAK), Comverge, Inc. (NASDAQ:COMV), Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC), Hoku Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOKU), LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE:LDK), Metabolix, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBLX), Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc. (AMEX:NBF), Power Integrations, Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI), Vicor Corporation (NASDAQ:VICR), Verenium Corporation (NASDAQ:VRNM), and Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE:YGE).

"The semi-annual reconstitution of the NASDAQ Clean Edge indexes ensures true representation of the leading corporate innovators in the clean-energy sector," said NASDAQ Executive Vice President John L. Jacobs. "The reconstitution of these indexes is an objective process that culminates in the formation of a select group of high- technology companies that are among the most forward thinking in the world."

According to Clean Edge, Inc., a leading clean-tech research and publishing firm, the clean energy sector has experienced considerable growth since the launch of the initial NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index. When the first index was introduced in May 2006, there were 47 companies in the index with a combined market capitalization of $55 billion. As a result of this reconstitution, the index will be composed of 53 companies with a combined market capitalization of $78 billion as of August 31, 2007. Recent additions to the Indexes include U.S.-listed companies involved in smart-grid developments, solar PV manufacturing, biofuels and biomaterials production, and advanced batteries — representing some of the highest growth areas of the overall energy sector.

"Our recent index performance reflects strong market conditions for the domestic clean-energy sector and our unique benchmark approach," explains Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Principal of Clean Edge and co- author of The Clean-Tech Revolution, published by Collins in June 2007. "Our indexes are based on stringent quantitative and qualitative criteria and supported by the research teams of Clean Edge and NASDAQ."

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: and the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index have returned 27.4% and 21.6%, respectively, year-to- date as of September 14, 2007. During the same period, the Wilderhill Clean Energy Index® has returned 21.6%, the Russell 2000®Index 0.5%, and the NASDAQ Composite Index 7.7%.

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: Fund (NASDAQ:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index before fees and expenses. For more information about the fund, visit http://www.ftportfolios.com/retail/productsearch.aspx.

The Indexes are designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Indexes include companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the indexes cover are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Indexes are evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit http://nasdaq.com/indexes.

As a result of the evaluation, Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ:SOLF) and Valence Technology, Inc. (NYSE:VLNC) will be removed from the Index.

NASDAQ Financial Products (NFP) is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ indexes. NFP specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. More than 500 financial products sold in 36 countries are based on NASDAQ indexes. NFP also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations.

About NASDAQ
NASDAQ is the largest U.S. equities exchange. With approximately 3,100 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks as well as a leading liquidity pool for trading NYSE-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Indexes. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.


Media Contacts:
Wayne Lee, NASDAQ
301.978.4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503.493.8681
pernick@cleanedge.com

Issuer and Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281
Lisa.Chaney@Nasdaq.com


March 9, 2007
Semi-Annual Changes to the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:

New York -- March 9, 2007 -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ(r) Clean Edge(r) U.S. Index (Nasdaq:CLEN) and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: (Nasdaq:CELS) (the "Indexes"), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, March 19, 2007.

The following six securities will be added to the Indexes: Canadian Solar Inc. (Nasdaq:CSIQ), First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR), JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:JASO), Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:SOLF), Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) and US BioEnergy Corporation (Nasdaq:USBE).

The Indexes are designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The Indexes include companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the indexes cover are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Indexes are evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index and the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit www.NASDAQ.com.

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: Fund (Nasdaq:QCLN), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: before fees and expenses.

As a result of the evaluation Active Power, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACPW), C&D Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:CHP), Capstone Turbine Corporation (Nasdaq:CPST), Distributed Energy Systems Corp. (Nasdaq:DESC), Hydrogenics Corporation (Nasdaq:HYGS), Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:QTWW) and Vicor Corporation (Nasdaq:VICR) will be removed from the Index.

About NASDAQ

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, its systems trade more shares per day than any other U.S. market. NASDAQ is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

About Clean Edge

Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. The company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends report, co-produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and co-publishes the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. index. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

Contact:

The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
Media: Wayne Lee
301.978.4875
Issuer and Investor: Lisa Chaney 301.978.8281

March 6, 2007
Global Clean Energy Markets Expand to $55 Billion in 2006 and Projected to Exceed $220 Billion by 2016, Reports Clean Edge
U.S. Energy-Tech Investments Grow to $2.4 Billion in 2006, Representing 9.4 Percent of Total VC Activity

Portland, Ore./Oakland, Calif. — March 6, 2007 — Global clean-energy markets are poised to quadruple in the next decade, growing from $55.4 billion in revenues in 2006 to more than $226.5 billion by 2016 for four benchmark technologies, according to the sixth annual Clean Energy Trends report. The report was released today by clean-tech research and publishing firm Clean Edge, Inc.

As highlighted in the report, "Clean Energy Trends 2007," a number of factors are contributing to this extensive growth, including an influx of venture capital (VC); a new level of commitment by politicians at regional, state, and federal levels; and significant corporate investments in clean-energy acquisitions and expansion initiatives. The free report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com.

For the second year in a row, the global biofuels market was slightly larger than both solar and wind, reaching $20.5 billion in 2006 and projected to grow to more than $80 billion by 2016. Clean Edge projects solar photovoltaics (modules, system components, and installations) will grow from a $15.6 billion market in 2006 to $69.3 billion by 2016; wind power installations will expand from $17.9 billion in 2006 to $60.8 billion in 2016; and the markets for fuel cells and distributed hydrogen will grow from $1.4 billion in 2006 to $15.6 billion over the next decade.

"At $55 billion, the global market for biofuels, solar, wind, and fuel cells are now considerably larger than the global recorded music industry," explains Clean Edge co-founder and principal Ron Pernick. "Within a decade we predict these clean-energy markets will exceed $220 billion and that the global annual production of biofuels will increase from around 13 billion gallons last year to 50 billion gallons, solar will jump from 2 GW of production to nearly 20 GW, and wind power will increase from 15 GW to 67 GW. "

Clean Edge, in collaboration with Nth Power, a leading energy-tech VC firm, also released the firms' annual energy-tech venture data. This year's findings show that VC investments in energy-tech start-ups rose 262 percent to $2.4 billion in 2006. These investments, primarily in transportation and fuels, distributed energy, energy intelligence, and power reliability, eclipsed the previous high-water mark set in 2000 for energy-tech investing by more than $1 billion. The figures represent 9.4 percent of total US venture capital investments in 2006.

"Energy tech investing in the U.S. now represents nearly ten percent of the total venture activity," explains Rodrigo Prudencio, partner, Nth Power. "With a growing number of investors actively seeking energy-tech deals, the capital to fund biofuel and solar expansion was readily available. 2007 will clearly be an indicator of whether the aggressive growth in energy-tech investment can be sustained."

"Clean Energy Trends 2007" also names five key trends that are shaping the clean-energy landscape this year. They include:

  • Carbon Finally Has a Price¦and a Market
  • Biorefineries Begin to Close the Loop
  • Advanced Battery Makers Take Charge
  • Wal-Mart Becomes a Clean-Energy Market Maker
  • Utilities Get Enlightened

To download Clean Edge's "Clean Energy Trends 2007," please visit www.cleanedge.com.
To view and download tables and charts from the report, please visit http://www.cleanedge.com/charts-2007CETrends.php.

About Clean Energy Trends 2007

Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. "Clean Energy Trends 2007" is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including lead sponsor Nth Power (www.nthpower.com) and major sponsors Heller Ehrman (www.hewm.com), Jefferies & Company, Inc. (www.jefferies.com), Pacific Growth Equities, LLC (www.pacgrow.com), RockPort Capital Partners (www.rockportcap.com), and Antenna Group Public Relations (www.antennagroup.com).

About Clean Edge, Inc.

Clean Edge, Inc. is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean-energy technologies. Since 2001, the company has been providing market research and reports, conferences and events, and strategic consulting services to the clean-tech industry. Among its many activities, the company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends report, produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit (along with IBF), and maintains the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index which tracks U.S.-listed clean-energy companies. Founded by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence for a range of clean-tech stakeholders.

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
415-336-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza, Antenna Group Public Relations for Clean Edge
415-977-1939, caroline@antennagroup.com

Rodrigo Prudencio, Nth Power
415-983-9983, rprudencio@nthpower.com

February 14, 2007
First Trust Launches New Exchange Traded Funds Based on NASDAQ Clean Energy and NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Indexes
They are the First Investment Products Based on the Indexes

New York, Chicago & Oakland/Portland — February 14, 2007 — The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and First Trust Advisors L.P. have announced the launch of two new exchange traded funds (ETFs) - the First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund (NASDAQ: QCLN) and the First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund (NASDAQ: QQXT). They are based on the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index (Symbol: CELS) and the NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector IndexSM (Symbol: NDXX), respectively. The ETFs are managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. and listed on NASDAQ®.

The First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: Fund is the first investment product based on the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index:, which is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund is the first financial product based on the NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector Index, which is comprised of the securities of the NASDAQ-100 Index® that are classified as consumer goods and services, healthcare, and all other non-technology industries.

The First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: Fund and the First Trust NASDAQ-100 Ex-Technology Sector Index Fund are designed to correspond to the price and yield performance of the indexes on which they are based. ETFs are financial products that trade like shares of stock and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day.

"First Trust has filled the need for investment products based on these important indexes," said NASDAQ Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "The indexes bring attention to vital sectors of the U.S. and global economies, and the ETFs reflect First Trust's commitment to extending its suite of products to broaden investor choice."

"We are pleased to introduce two more innovative products on NASDAQ," said R. Scott Hall, Managing Director of First Trust Advisors L.P. "We believe investors who are seeking tax-efficient, transparent investments that target a defined market segment will find these two ETFs helpful in meeting their financial goals."

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: is a modified market capitalization- weighted index designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and advanced batteries, as defined by Clean Edge. The four major sub-sectors the index covers are Renewable Fuels and Electricity Generation, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence, and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

The NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector Index is an equal-weighted index based on the securities of the NASDAQ-100 Index® that are classified in all industries other than technology, according to the Industry Classification Benchmark (ICB) classification system. The NASDAQ-100 Index includes 100 of the largest domestic and international non-financial securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market® based on market capitalization.

About NASDAQ
NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at http://www.NASDAQ.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at http://www.NASDAQ.com/newsroom/.

About First Trust Advisors L.P.
First Trust Advisors L.P., a registered investment adviser, is an Illinois limited partnership formed in 1991. First Trust Portfolios L.P., the largest independent unit investment trust sponsor in North America (by sales), is an affiliate of First Trust Advisors. First Trust Advisors serves as an investment adviser to separately managed accounts, insurance companies, profit-sharing plans, and charitable foundations and endowments. First Trust Advisors currently manages or supervises approximately $28 billion in assets as of 1/31/07. You should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Call 800-621-1675 to request a prospectus, which contains this and other information abut the Fund. Read it carefully before you invest or send money. Like all investment company securities, the shares of the Fund are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not issued or guaranteed by any bank, and may lose value.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. The company publishes the annual Clean Energy Trends report, co-produces the annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, and co-publishes the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. index. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

Contact
Wayne Lee, NASDAQ
(301) 978-4875
Wayne.D.Lee@Nasdaq.com

Jane Doyle, First Trust
(630) 241-8775

Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
(503) 493-8681 pernick@cleanedge.com


January 9, 2007
Clean-Tech Politicos and Corporate Drivers Headline This Month's Clean-Tech Investor Summit
SunPower's Tom Werner Returns to Reveal M&A and Exit Strategies in IPO Spotlight
Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y.—January 9, 2007— Just weeks away from the third annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit, January 23-24, 2007 in Palm Springs, CA, hosts Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF) are pleased to announce the newest additions to the conference's elite group of speakers: New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson; former California Controller, Steve Westly; and NREL's Dan Arvizu. Tom Werner, CEO of SunPower, will also return this year to dispense his M&A and exit strategy insights for the IPO Spotlight panel.

With a unique focus on clean tech as the new corporate cornerstone, this year's conference features the drivers working both behind-the-scenes and in the public eye to make the clean-tech industry one of today's most lucrative sectors. A prominent proponent of renewable energy and green buildings, Governor Bill Richardson joins the roster with Steve Westly, former California Controller and pivotal driver of LP investments in clean tech and a major force behind California's Greenwave Initiative, to discuss how business innovation is impacting clean-tech policy. And, from his influential position at the nation's premier national renewable energy lab, Dan Arvizu of NREL will touch on the latest clean-energy trends.

Back for a repeat performance, Tom Werner returns to headline the IPO Spotlight — SunPower: One Year Later. One of several influencers shaping clean tech's corporate advance, Werner will add his insights to those of:

  • ACORE (American Council on Renewable Energy): Michael Eckhart, President
  • Amyris Biotechnologies: John Melo, CEO
  • AES: Bob Hemphill, Executive VP
  • Applied Materials: Charlie Gay, VP and General Manager, Solar Business Group
  • Current Communications: Richard Goldstein, CEO
  • Dow Chemical: Heinz Haller, VP, Strategic Development
  • GE Water and Process Technologies: Jeffrey Fulgham, CMO
  • Imperium Renewables: Martin Tobias, CEO
  • Tesla Motors: Martin Eberhard, CEO

Register Now: Last Chance to Save
Those who register by January 11 can redeem a special $350 discount off the regular registration fee of $1495. Purchase your discounted conference pass by visiting www.ibfconferences.com or calling IBF registrar Cathy Fenn at 516-765-9005 x21 and using discount code: CEFlyer.

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Cowen and Company, Orrick, Antenna Group, Comerica, Heller Ehrman, Hobbes & Towne, Jefferies, Pacific Growth Equities, Mintz Levin, Moss Adams, Piper Jaffray, Schweichler Price & Partners, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, Spencer Stuart, and Stoel Rives.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. In May 2006, the company launched the NASDAQ Clean Edge US Index® which tracks US-listed clean-energy companies. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza, Antenna Group Public Relations for Clean Edge/IBF
415-977-1939, caroline@antennagroup.com

December 12, 2006
2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit to Feature Industry Luminaries: Fireside Chat with Vinod Khosla in Conversation with Ira Ehrenpreis
Hosts Clean Edge and IBF Offer Inside Glimpse Into Current Corporate Clean-Tech Initiatives

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y.—December 12, 2006—Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF), hosts of the 2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit, today announced that venture capital visionary Vinod Khosla will keynote at January's annual gathering of clean-tech luminaries in Palm Springs, California. In a candid one-on-one conversation with fellow clean-tech VC pioneer, Ira Ehrenpreis, Khosla will offer insightful perspectives on the clean-tech industry.

"A confluence of technology, investment, political, and economic factors have catapulted the clean-tech sector to the forefront of the venture capital industry," said Ira Ehrenpreis, Conference Chairman and General Partner at Technology Partners. "Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, peak oil cost and production limitations, and the need to provide cheap and clean water and energy to the expanding economies of the world are just a few of the myriad global crises that clean technology companies are aggressively and successfully tackling."

The dialogue between Ehrenpreis and Khosla is one of many high-level discussions planned for the Summit. This year's focus will target hot sectors and trends, but will also reveal several behind-the-scenes looks at current corporate clean-tech initiatives via a series of keynotes from some of the world's most influential companies including:

  • AES: Bob Hemphill: VP of Global Development
  • Applied Materials: Charlie Gay, Solar Business Group VP & General Manager
  • Dow Chemical: Heintz Haller, VP of Strategic Development
  • GE Water and Process Technologies: Jeffrey Fulgham, CMO

A prestigious roster of clean technology power players will round out the Summit with panel primers on critical issues including: emerging technologies, IPO strategies, growth opportunities in Asia, and Wall Street's take on the clean-tech exit. Respected presenters include:

  • American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE): Michael Eckhart, President
  • Cowen & Company: Skip Grow, Managing Director
  • DFJ Element: John Rockwell, Managing Director
  • Enertech Capital: Bill Kingsley, Managing Director
  • Imperium Renewables: Martin Tobias, CEO
  • Pacific Growth Equities: Gary Vollen, Managing Director
  • Tesla Motors: Martin Eberhard, CEO

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Cowen and Company, Orrick, Antenna Group, Comerica, Heller Ehrman, Hobbes & Towne, Pacific Growth Equities, Mintz Levin, Moss Adams, Piper Jaffray, Schweichler Price & Partners, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, Spencer Stuart, and Stoel Rives.

Last Chance to Save
Please join us on January 23-24, 2007 for the third annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit in Palm Springs, CA. Attendees who purchase their conference passes by December 31, 2006 can save $350 off the regular registration fee of $1495. Purchase your discounted conference pass by visiting www.ibfconferences.com or calling IBF registrar Cathy Fenn at 516-765-9005 x21 and using discount code: CEFlyer.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. In May 2006, the company launched the NASDAQ Clean Edge US Index® which tracks US-listed clean-energy companies. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.


Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza, Antenna Group Public Relations for Clean Edge/IBF
415-977-1939, caroline@antennagroup.com

November 13, 2006
New First Trust Exchange Traded Fund is Based On NASDAQ Clean Edge Index

New York —November 13, 2006 - The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ®; NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. today announced that First Trust Advisors L.P. has licensed the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index, an innovative and powerful tool for clean-energy investors, in order to launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF). The First Trust NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund will begin trading in January 2007. The ETF will be managed by First Trust Advisors L.P. and listed on NASDAQ.

The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Fund is designed to correspond to the price and yield performance of the index upon which it is based. ETFs are financial products that trade like shares of stock and can be bought and sold throughout the trading day.

"As the world's economy shifts away from fossil fuel dependency towards efficient, renewable energy sources, investment opportunities are being created daily in this new industry," explains NASDAQ Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "This index, and the ETF based on it, will provide the tools needed to capture the investment opportunities created by this economic shift."

"First Trust is proud to team up with NASDAQ once again to launch this new product on one of the most innovative exchanges in the world," said First Trust Advisors Managing Director Scott Hall. "We have a long and successful history with NASDAQ and hope to continue this great relationship with additional listings of new ETFs in the future."

"The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. index provides a benchmark for investors interested in participating in a range of technology innovations, from advanced batteries and biofuels to solar power and energy efficiency," adds Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Principal of Clean Edge, Inc.

The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: (NASDAQ: CELS), developed jointly by NASDAQ and Clean Edge, is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and advanced batteries. The four major sub-sectors the index covers are Renewable Fuels and Electricity Generation, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence, and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

Earlier this year NASDAQ launched a performance benchmark for this sector, known as the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index (NASDAQ: CLEN). The NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Liquid Series Index: is designed specifically as a more liquid variation of the performance benchmark, further supporting trading products such as this ETF.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

About NASDAQ
NASDAQ® is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

About First Trust Advisors L.P.
First Trust Advisors L.P., a registered investment adviser, is an Illinois limited partnership formed in 1991. First Trust Portfolios L.P., the largest independent unit investment trust sponsor in North America (by sales), is an affiliate of First Trust Advisors. First Trust Advisors serves as an investment adviser to separately managed accounts, insurance companies, profit-sharing plans, and charitable foundations and endowments. First Trust Advisors currently manages or supervises approximately $26 billion in assets as of 9/29/06. You should consider the Fund's investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses carefully before investing. Call 800-621-1675 to request a prospectus, which contains this and other information about the Fund. Read it carefully before you invest or send money. Like all investment company securities, the shares of the Fund are not insured by the FDIC or any other government agency, are not issued or guaranteed by any bank, and may lose value.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the exchange traded fund and the index the fund is designed track, including the timing and possible benefits of each. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in NASDAQ's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.

November 13, 2006
Corporate America Talks Clean Tech at 2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit Keynotes from GE, Dow Chemical, Applied Materials, and AES Reveal Clean Tech's New Role as Corporate Cornerstone

Portland, Ore./ Massapequa, N.Y.—November 13, 2006— An unprecedented group of clean-tech executives will keynote at the 2007 Clean-Tech Investor Summit, according to Clean Edge and International Business Forum (IBF), the conference organizers. Each year the Clean-Tech Investor Summit attracts the influencers that are driving the clean-tech economy. Please join us for the third annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit on January 23-24, 2007 in Palm Springs, CA to interact with the industry influencers shaping clean-tech's new role: corporate cornerstone.

This year's forum will offer its high-level audience of investors, technology innovators, business executives, and policy makers a series of corporate keynotes from industry stalwarts, along with panel presentations from innovative start-ups. These thought leaders will provide a revealing look at their own clean-tech initiatives, from the application of capital to product innovation to demand-meeting R&D. Respected keynote speakers and panelists include:

— Applied Materials: Charlie Gay, VP and General Manager, Solar Business Group
— AES: Bob Hemphill, Executive VP
— Current Communications: Richard Goldstein, CEO
— Dow: Heinz Haller, VP, Strategic Development
— GE Water and Process Technologies: Jeffrey Fulgham, CMO
— Imperium Renewables: Martin Tobias, CEO
— Itron: Philip Mezey, Senior VP, Software Solutions
— Tesla Motors: Martin Eberhard, CEO

Panel primers on budding categories such as biofuels, hybrid electric vehicles, and the smart grid will be balanced with tracks that will focus on the emergence of clean tech, including:

— IPO Spotlight
— The View from Wall Street: Exit Strategies
— Earning Venture Returns in Clean Tech
— Investing in the Growth Markets of China and India

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include: Cowen and Company, Antenna Group, Comerica, Heller Ehrman, Hobbes & Towne, Pacific Growth Equities, PiperJaffray, Orrick, Sonnenschein Venture Technology Group, Spencer Stuart, and Stoel Rives. Register Early For Savings

Attendees who purchase their conference passes by December 31, 2006 can save $350 off the regular registration fee of $1495. Purchase your discounted conference pass by visiting www.ibfconferences.com or calling IBF registrar Cathy Fenn at 516-765-9005 x21 and using discount code: CEFlyer.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Oregon, is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. In May 2006, the company launched the NASDAQ Clean Edge US Index® which tracks US-listed clean-energy companies. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

Contact:
Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com

Caroline Venza, Antenna Group Public Relations for Clean Edge/IBF 415-977-1939, caroline@antennagroup.com

September 11, 2006
Semi-Annual Changes To The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index

New York, NY, September 11, 2006 — The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("NASDAQ"; NASDAQ: NDAQ) announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index (NASDAQ: CLEN), which will become effective with the market open on Monday, September 18, 2006.

The evaluation will result in one security being added to the Index, AVX Corporation (NYSE: AVX). AVX Corporation is an international supplier of electronic passive components and connectors. AVX offers a range of devices including capacitors, resistors, filters, timing and circuit protection devices and connectors.

The securities included in the Index must meet eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market value, average daily share volume, and price. The Index is evaluated on a semi-annual basis in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index, including eligibility criteria, visit www.NASDAQ.com.

As a result of the evaluation Ultralife Batteries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULBI) will be removed from the Index.

NASDAQ is the largest U.S. electronic stock market. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ website at www.NASDAQ.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.nasdaq.com/newsroom.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com .

Media Contacts:
Wayne Lee, NASDAQ
301.978.4875

Issuer and Investor Contact:
Lisa Chaney
301.978.8281



May 9, 2006
NASDAQ and Clean Edge Launch Clean Energy Index

New York & Oakland/Portland - May 9, 2006 - The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ®; NASDAQ: NDAQ) and Clean Edge, Inc. today announced plans to launch the NASDAQ® Clean Edge® U.S. Index, an innovative and powerful tool for clean-energy investing. Clean Edge is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. NASDAQ will begin disseminating the index on May 18.

The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index is designed to track the performance of clean-energy companies that are publicly traded in the U.S. The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index includes companies engaged in the manufacturing, development, distribution, and installation of emerging clean-energy technologies such as solar photovoltaics, biofuels and advanced batteries. The five major sub-sectors that the index will cover are Renewable Electricity Generation, Renewable Fuels, Energy Storage & Conversion, Energy Intelligence and Advanced Energy-Related Materials.

"This index will bring much needed attention, focus and definition to a sector that is already playing a lead role in addressing the global energy crisis," said NASDAQ Executive Vice President John Jacobs. "It is fitting for NASDAQ and Clean Edge to offer this important index, as we promote innovation, forward thinking and high technology -- traits that characterize the companies in this new index."

"Clean Edge has been tracking the growth of clean-energy markets and companies for more than five years," explains Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "We are honored to be partnering with such an esteemed partner as NASDAQ and believe this index represents the further advancement, maturing, and mainstreaming of the clean-energy sector."

The NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index is calculated using a modified market capitalization methodology. The index will be calculated and disseminated on a price return basis (NASDAQ: CLEN) and a total return basis (NASDAQ: CLNX).

NASDAQ enhanced its longstanding capabilities as an index provider last year by launching a state-of-the-art indexing platform. It is built upon NASDAQ's industry-leading technology platform. All existing NASDAQ indexes are calculated on this platform, including the world renowned NASDAQ-100 Index®, NASDAQ Financial-100 Index® and the NASDAQ Composite Index®.

The index platform greatly expands NASDAQ's indexing capabilities, enabling NASDAQ to calculate and disseminate an unlimited number of indexes on a real-time basis. In addition to both total return and price return indexes, NASDAQ can calculate and disseminate indexes that include securities listed on NASDAQ, the New York Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. NASDAQ has been a leading index provider since 1971 and is committed to providing relevant strategy indexes and services to all investors.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in Oakland, Calif. and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Launched in 2001 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information, visit www.cleanedge.com.

About NASDAQ
NASDAQ® is the largest electronic screen-based equity securities market in the United States. With approximately 3,200 companies, it lists more companies and, on average, trades more shares per day than any other U.S. market. It is home to companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, transportation, media and biotechnology. NASDAQ is the primary market for trading NASDAQ-listed stocks. For more information about NASDAQ, visit the NASDAQ Web site at www.nasdaq.com or the NASDAQ Newsroom at www.nasdaq.com/newsroom/.

March 7, 2006
Global BioFuels Market Exceeds Wind and Solar As Clean Energy Revenues Soar to $40 Billion in 2005, Reports Clean Edge

San Francisco, Calif./Portland, Ore. -- March 7, 2006 -- Markets for biofuels, photovoltaics, wind energy, and fuel cells are poised to expand four-fold in the next decade, growing from $40 billion in global revenues in 2005 to $167 billion by 2015, according to a report released today by Clean Edge, Inc. The research and publishing firm has issued its annual Clean Energy Trends report since 2002. The free report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com.

For the first time, the 2006 report tracks the burgeoning biofuels market (ethanol and biodiesel), which Clean Edge reports hit $15.7 billion globally in 2005 and is projected to grow to $52.5 billion by 2015. Up more than 15 percent from 2004, biofuels exceeded wind or solar in 2005 global revenues. Clean Edge projects that markets for solar photovoltaics (modules, system components, and installations) will grow from $11.2 billion in 2005 to $51.1 billion by 2015; wind power installations will expand from $11.8 billion last year to $48.5 billion in 2015; and fuel cells and distributed hydrogen will grow from $1.2 billion in 2005 to $15.1 billion by 2015.

The free report, entitled "Clean Energy Trends 2006," examines factors that are influencing clean-energy market growth and tracks five key trends:

  • Clean Energy Becomes a U. S. Security Issue
  • Innovation Stretches Silicon for Solar
  • Renewables Cross a Tipping Point
  • Flex Fuels Gain Power and Speed
  • China and India Loom Large

    Clean Edge, in collaboration with Nth Power, a leading energy-tech venture firm, also released Nth Power's annual energy-tech venture data. This year's findings, contained in "Clean Energy Trends 2006," show that venture capital (VC) investors poured $917 million, an increase of approximately 28 percent from 2004, into more than 80 private companies. These investments, primarily in distributed energy, energy intelligence, power reliability, advanced materials and nanotechnology and related services, represented more than 4 percent of the $21.7 billion U.S. venture capital market, up from 3.3 percent in 2004.

    "2005 marked a sharp rise in venture capital dollars invested in energy-tech companies," explains Rodrigo Prudencio, principal, Nth Power. "Each of the five principal energy-tech categories rose from 2004 and are getting a bigger slice of the venture capital pie."

    "Last year was a seminal point in the growth of the clean energy markets, as investors, innovations, and industries converged to dominate the headlines," explains Clean Edge co-founder Ron Pernick. "With clean energy reaching price parity with "dirty" counterparts and solar claiming the three largest tech IPOs in 2005, it's clear that clean energy is becoming a critical and lucrative factor in the global economy."

    To download Clean Edge's "Clean Energy Trends 2006," please visit www.cleanedge.com.

January 4, 2006
SunPower CEO Thomas Werner to Keynote at 2006 Clean-Tech Investor Summit

Oakland, CA/ Massapequa, NY (Januaryh 4, 2006) - Clean Edge and IBF, the hosts and producers of the 2006 Clean-Tech Investor Summit, today announced that Thomas Werner, CEO of SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR), will present a keynote address at the event. The annual gathering, which will be held Feb. 1-2, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, CA, brings together leading venture and private equity investors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and other influential industry leaders to discuss the latest trends and developments in the clean-tech sector. For those unable to attend the 2006 Clean-Tech Investor Summit, Werner's presentation will be simultaneously webcast at www.cleanedge.com on Thursday, February 2, at 11:15 a.m. Pacific.

Werner's address is one of many high-level presentations and panel conversations that will delve into some of the most pressing opportunities and challenges facing clean tech, including the activities of Fortune 500 companies in embracing clean tech; the outlook for venture capital investment; and how climate change and peak oil issues are changing the economic and political landscape.

"The past year has brought unprecedented levels of venture investments, initial public offerings, and corporate activity to the sector, underscoring the fact that investors and corporations see the business case for clean tech," said Ron Pernick, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge. "The Clean-Tech Investor Summit presents a forum for joining in high-level dialogue and making informed decisions about where real opportunities exist." The Summit will feature some of the most promising emerging technologies, including solar and wind power, energy efficiency and smart grid, clean water, and advanced materials. The prestigious speaker list includes:

  • Arthur H. Rosenfeld, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
  • Donald L. Paul, CTO, Chevron Corp.
  • Hank Habicht, CEO, Global Environment & Technology Foundation
  • John Denniston, Partner, Kleiner Perkins
  • Matthew R. Simmons, author of Twilight in the Desert
  • Paul Bieganski, Ph.D., Managing Director & CTO, Cargill Ventures
  • Ron Kenedi, VP of Solar Energy Solutions Group, Sharp
  • William K. Reilly, Former U.S. EPA Director

"We have been focusing on clean tech - energy technology, water technology, and materials science - because we believe it is one of the most exciting and promising areas of technology innovation and investment," said Ira Ehrenpreis, conference chairman and general partner at Technology Partners. "The technologies have matured, and investors are realizing that there are huge market opportunities. In short, the time is right for clean tech, and the companies, organizations and individuals participating in the Summit are leading that charge."

This year's Clean-Tech Investor Summit sponsors include Comerica, Enertech Capital, Heller Ehrman, Hobbes & Towne, Orrick, Piper Jaffray, Adams Harkness, and Pacific Growth Equities.

Register Now: Last Chance to Save

Those who register by January 12 can redeem a special $350 discount off the regular registration fee of $1495. Register today by contacting the IBF Registrar, Cathy Fenn, at (516) 765-9005, ext. 21 or e-mail cathy@ibfconferences.com.

Be sure to mention "Clean Edge." You may also register at the IBF website at www.ibfconferences.com and use keycode "Clean Edge" for your $350 discount.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

November 17, 2005
Smart Grids, Crude Awakenings, and the Future of Water Top the Issues at Second Annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit Hosted by Clean Edge and IBF

Oakland, CA/ Massapequa, NY (November 17, 2005) - Global investment in renewable energy alone set a new record of $30 billion in 2004. And with solar power, wind power, and fuel cells poised to hit double-digit growth rates again this year, clean technologies are ready for prime time. Clean tech is attracting intense attention from venture-driven capitalists ready to invest in new areas where disruptive technologies offer large potential returns in energy, water, and materials. As in any emerging sector, risks and obstacles go hand-in-hand with opportunities -- and access to the latest information and intelligence are key components to success. Join Clean Edge, Inc. and IBF Conferences as they host an exclusive forum of investors, technology innovators, corporate executives, university researchers, and policy makers at the second annual Clean-Tech Investor Summit on February 1-2, 2006 in Rancho Mirage, CA.

To register, please visit: http://ibfconferences.com/ibf/viewdetails.asp?lstconfname=159

Like last year's inaugural event, the Clean-Tech Investor Summit promises an atmosphere in which the movers and shakers of the clean technology sector will candidly discuss and debate issues on the near horizon, including:

  • Peak Oil and Disruptive New Technologies Poised to Impact Oil & Gas Markets
  • Where Venture Capitalists See the Opportunities to Invest in Clean Tech
  • Out of the Lab: From Smart Grid to Nanotech, What's on Deck for Clean Tech
  • Getting Liquid: Clean-Tech's IPO Potential

The illustrious speaker roster includes Don Paul, CTO of Chevron Corp., Matt Simmons, author of Twilight in the Desert, former EPA Director William K. Reilly, and California Energy Commissioner Art Rosenfeld. Additional confirmed speakers include:

  • Kleiner Perkins Partner, John Denniston
  • Sharp VP of Solar Energy Solutions Group, Ron Kenedi
  • UC Berkeley Professor and Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory Director, Dan Kammen
  • DSM Venturing Senior Investment Manger, Mark Tilley

With billions of dollars pouring into clean-tech investments, savvy investors are capitalizing on a new generation of solutions that serve the needs of industry, government, and society: innovative technologies that compete on price and performance while reducing pollution, waste, and resource use. Come join the drivers of this new environmental economy -- clean-tech investors and companies that are leading the way.

About IBF
International Business Forum presents financial and business conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, funding technology innovation, and commercialization of intellectual property. IBF conferences provide attendees with leading-edge information and new business contacts to achieve business objectives. Visit www.ibfconferences.com for more details and complete information on upcoming events.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research and publishing firm that helps companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from clean technologies. Through its research and reports, conferences and events, online publications, and strategic consulting services, Clean Edge tracks and analyzes clean-tech markets, trends, and opportunities. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence. For more information visit www.cleanedge.com.

March 1, 2005
REPORT PROPOSES AGGRESSIVE PLAN TO REGAIN U.S. LEADERSHIP IN MULTI-BILLION SOLAR PV MARKET

Washington D.C./San Francisco, Calif. (March 1, 2005) - A new report, by Co-op America's Solar Catalyst Group and Clean Edge, Inc., proposes a three-pronged federal program to regain American leadership in the high-growth global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry. If enacted, the plan would create up to 580,000 new American jobs and generate up to 9 percent of the country's total electricity needs by 2025, the equivalent of serving over 48 million American homes with secure, safe, clean energy.

The Solar High-Impact National Energy (SHINE) Project, unveiled today, offers a "man on the moon" vision to rapidly and dramatically transform solar energy into a job-creating, energy-security-enhancing domestic energy source. The report outlines a ten-year plan to aggressively push solar PV over the tipping point -- making solar cost-effective for businesses, homeowners, industry, and utilities far faster than current, business-as-usual trends.

SHINE's programs include:

  • Solar Utilization National Underwriting Plan (SUNUP): an innovative federal block-grant program, providing matching funds to states to implement solar installation programs;

  • U.S. Rooftop Initiative for Solar Energy (U.S. RISE): an aggressive federal commitment to purchase solar systems for government facilities and operations; and

  • American Solar Advancement Prize (ASAP): a high-stakes/high-reward competition to develop and deploy new solar technologies and systems that could dramatically reduce costs.

    "SHINE outlines an energy- and economic-security plan that will help protect America from the staggering human and economic costs that we suffer when our energy supply gets disrupted from conflict, accidents, supply constraints, or acts of malice," said Alisa Gravitz, Executive Director of Co-op America. "The SHINE plan catalyzes American entrepreneurs and business to regain dominance in the fast-growing solar PV market, overcome critical climate change issues, and create jobs and economic prosperity -- all without burdensome regulation, global treaties, or any new costs to federal taxpayers."

    In total, SHINE would cost the federal government less than $5 billion over ten years, an investment that would be paid through energy savings and a small shift in government energy investments, making SHINE revenue-neutral. By 2025, SHINE would result in up to 280,000 megawatts of grid-connected solar PV installations (enough power to supply up to 9 percent of total estimated U.S. electricity needs -- the equivalent of serving over 48 million households) and create hundreds of thousands of high-tech jobs spread across all 50 U.S. states.

    To put this energy-security and job-creation investment into perspective, a national shift of less than 5 cents for every tax dollar currently invested in mature industries like nuclear, coal, and natural gas would fully fund SHINE. And long-term cost savings would provide positive net benefits to the U.S. treasury for years to come.

    "SHINE will enable the U.S. to play a leadership role in clean-energy technology development rather than ceding yet another industry to Europe and Asia," explains Ron Pernick, co-author of the report and co-founder of Clean Edge, Inc. "The report outlines a blend of market and capital forces, nudged by a small initial government investment, to produce significant economic, environmental, and social returns."

    SHINE's programs reduce the price of solar far faster than would take place under business as usual, thereby creating mass markets for solar PV decades sooner than they would otherwise develop. Within ten years, SHINE would reduce prices to $2.50 a watt or less (compared to more than $6 per watt today), the price at which solar becomes affordable for most retail electricity customers. By 2025, SHINE's programs would reduce prices to as low as 80 cents per installed watt, compared to about $2.70 for the business-as-usual case -- a dramatic difference that would make solar cost-competitive with coal, natural gas, and other more polluting energy sources for nearly every application -- from residential and commercial rooftops to utilities and hydrogen infrastructure applications.

    The report is available for free download at www.solarcatalyst.org and www.cleanedge.com..

January 19, 2005
CELILO GROUP MEDIA AND CLEAN EDGE TO LAUNCH ONLINE SERVICE FOR NORTHWEST ENERGY EFFICIENCY ALLIANCE

Portland, Ore. (January 19, 2005) -- Celilo Group Media, Inc. and Clean Edge, Inc. have been awarded a three-year contract to develop and operate a monthly newsletter, web site, and web conferencing service focused on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and smart energy in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (Alliance) selected the project team after issuing a request for proposals last year and completing a competitive bid process.

The new web site and newsletter will be unveiled later this month at nwcurrent.com. The service will cover a range of topics including energy efficiency, renewables, and smart energy policy, innovations, news, events, and analysis. The target audience includes electric utility management and staff, energy efficiency professionals, state and regional policymakers and renewable energy professionals in the Northwest. The service is part of the Alliance's mission to educate, train and inform constituents. The Alliance is a non-profit corporation supported by electric utilities, public benefit administrators, state governments, public interest groups and energy efficiency industry representatives. Visitors can pre-register for the new service at www.nwcurrent.com.

About Celilo Group Media
Celilo Group Media, Inc., (www.celilo.net) is a media company founded in April 1999 with the mission of expanding markets for sustainable products and services. From its offices in Portland, Ore., Seattle, Wash., and St. Paul, Minn., the company also publishes: Sustainable Industries Journal (www.sijournal.com), a monthly business magazine covering green building, energy, recycled markets, and sustainable agriculture; and the healthy living consumer coupon books Chinook Book (www.chinookbook.net) and Blue Sky Guide (www.findbluesky.com). Celilo Group Media also provides custom communications and market research projects for businesses, nonprofits, and public sector clients in the Northwest.

About Clean Edge
Clean Edge, Inc., (www.cleanedge.com) based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore., is a leading research, strategy, and publishing firm that helps companies, investors and policymakers understand and profit from emerging clean-energy, water and advanced materials technologies. Through its customized market research and reports, online publications, co-sponsored conferences and events and strategic marketing services, the company is devoted to tracking and analyzing clean-tech market trends and opportunities.

Contact:
Nik Blosser, Celilo Group Media, Inc.
503-226-7798, nik@celilo.net

Ron Pernick, Clean Edge, Inc.
503-493-8681, pernick@cleanedge.com


November 9, 2004
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM AND CLEAN EDGE JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT CLEAN-TECH INVESTOR SUMMIT

San Francisco, Calif. (November 9, 2004) -- Two leading players, one in clean technology research and the other in financial and business conference production, have joined forces to present an investor summit focusing on clean technology.

In the search for the next wave of technology innovation, "clean tech" represents a burgeoning area of opportunity. These technologies aim to provide solutions to such critical needs as clean-energy production, distribution, and management; clean water; and advanced materials with reduced environmental impact.

The Clean-Tech Investor Summit, scheduled to take place February 2-3, 2005 at The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, Calif., will address this market, and will feature over 25 distinguished speakers and host more than 150 attendees. International Business Forum ( www.ibfconferences.com) is the executive producer of this event, which will include two days of networking, information exchange, investing strategies, case-study presentations, and forecasting. Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com), a research and publishing firm focused on clean technologies and markets, is co-presenting this conference in partnership with IBF.

Venture capital investments in energy technologies in 2003 represented 2.4% of overall venture investing, compared with 2.1% for 2002 and 2001, and 1.2% for 2000, according to data compiled by Clean Edge, Inc., the Cleantech Venture Network, Nth Power, and the PricewaterhouseCoopers/Thomson Venture Economics/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Survey. Total global venture investments in new energy technology companies in 2003 equaled more than $500 million.

"There is a rapidly expanding opportunity for investors, business, and government to cooperate, maximizing the potential of emerging clean technologies," explains Ron Pernick, Co-Founder and Principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "Clean technology is proving itself to be a mainstream and profitable sector for a range of stakeholders."

Attendees will include venture capitalists, business development managers, government regulators, research directors, scientists, private equity investors, M&A/corporate finance executives, and corporate counsel.

Savvy investors are realizing the opportunity to capitalize on clean-tech solutions that serve the needs of global industry, government, and society. Innovations in clean-tech include products and services that compete on price and performance while reducing overall pollution and waste, thereby optimizing available resources.

"The growth of the clean-energy sector and host of clean-technology companies looking for funding presents investment opportunities akin to those that were available in the early days of Information Technology and the Internet," explains Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner of venture firm Technology Partners and Chairman of the 2005 Clean-Tech Investor Summit. "The new companies emerging in the clean-tech sector are exciting in their potential to revolutionize the way we produce and access power, source and maintain clean water, and develop and use advanced materials."

To register as an attendee, to get information on the agenda or sponsoring and exhibiting please visit: www.ibfconferences.com or call (516) 765-9005. Please mention code PR-1105 to receive a discount.

About IBF Conferences
Founded in 1989, IBF Conferences presents conferences on venture capital, corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate strategic investing, defined contribution/401(k) plans, risk management, and corporate employee benefits. The events provide a forum for a high-level exchange of mission-critical information, education, and strategy.

March 9, 2004
CLEAN-ENERGY MARKET WILL REACH $92 BILLION BY 2013, CITES NEW REPORT

San Francisco, Calif. (March 9, 2004) -- According to a new report released today by Clean Edge, Inc., a California-based energy research firm, solar, wind, and fuel cells are poised to grow from a $12.9 billion industry today to $92 billion by 2013.

The free report, entitled Clean Energy Trends 2004, examines the factors that are influencing clean-energy markets and tracks five key trends, including how some innovative utilities are using clean energy as a price hedge for customers, how China is poised to embrace new energy technologies, and how Europe is the leader in wind production with 70% of the global market. The report can be downloaded at www.cleanedge.com.

Clean Edge asserts that clean-energy technologies of are set to take off, but cites three factors as the key to bringing clean-energy to the mainstream: more supportive government policies, more dollars for R&D and commercialization, and continued technological advancements.

"Assuming that solar, wind, and fuel cells continue their year-over-year growth, we foresee the clean-energy market reaching $92 billion by 2013," said Ron Pernick, co-founder of Clean Edge. "New government policies and continued investment from venture capitalists and multinationals are playing a critical role in what we see as a bright future for clean-energy growth."

Among the key "Trends to Watch" cited by Clean Edge:

  • Cleaner Cars Get Traction: Hybrids move from curiosity to mainstream, as a Japanese firm leads the way and American automakers are left behind.

  • Green Power Becomes Price Hedge: One U.S. energy utility's vision of providing long-term green-energy contracts becomes a model for other utility companies.

  • Clean Energy Goes Local: Flagging federal funding incites state and local governments to pick up the slack, bringing clean energy within reach.

  • Wind Power Takes Europe by Storm: An estimated 14 million European households are being electrified by wind power, accounting for more than 70% of global installed utility-scale wind power.

  • China Harnesses Clean Energy: Home to seven of the world's most polluted cities, China and its booming economy will be pivotal in turning the clean-energy market on its ear -- and several clean-energy companies have plans to help.

The report also profiles companies that are spearheading each of the five trends, including Denso Corp. (clean cars); Austin Energy (price hedge); PowerLight Corp. (local initiatives); National Wind Power Ltd. (wind in Europe); and GT Solar Technologies (solar in China).

"It's useful to compare our projections for the growth of clean energy with the growth of the PC industry. In that respect, it's the mid 1980s for wind and solar," explains Joel Makower, co-founder of Clean Edge. "The technology is catching on, and prices, performance, and ease of use are improving."

Clean Edge projects that wind, solar, and fuel cellsthree high-growth marketswill demonstrate annual double-digit growth rates, with wind growing from $7.5 billion to $47.6 billion, solar from $4.7 billion to $30.8 billion, and fuel cells and distributed hydrogen from $700 million to $13.6 billion over the coming decade.

To download Clean Edge's Clean Energy Trends 2004, please visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Clean Energy Trends 2004
Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends to track key developments in clean-energy markets. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2004 is made possible by the support of its sponsors, including: Antenna Group Public Relations (www.antennagroup.com), Chao & Hadidi LLP (www.chllp.com), Cleantech Venture Network (www.cleantechventure.com), Environmental Entrepreneurs (www.e2.org), and Nth Power (www.nthpower.com).

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a leading research and strategy firm that helps companies, investors, policymakers, and nonprofits understand and profit from clean-energy technologies. Through its customized research and reports, strategic marketing services, online publications, and co-sponsored conferences and events, the company is devoted to tracking and analyzing clean-energy market trends and opportunities. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence for a range of clean-energy stakeholders.

December 3, 2003
NEW REPORT IDENTIFIES OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FACING U.S. SOLAR PV INDUSTRY

Washington D.C. (December 3, 2003) -- A new landmark research report outlines what would be required to move solar energy beyond a small, niche market into a thriving industry able to contribute significantly to Americas energy and national security needs.

The Solar Opportunity Assessment Report (SOAR), released today, examines what is needed to grow the U.S. solar industry -- incrementally into a thriving industry, as well as through "bold audacious measures that could dramatically accelerate the transition to a clean-energy future."

The report was produced by the nonprofit Solar Catalyst Group, a project of Co-op America, and Clean Edge, Inc., a leading research and consulting firm focused on clean-energy technologies. SOAR is based on interviews with more than 30 leading PV manufacturers, system integrators, and industry experts, as well as on additional research. Participants in the survey included representatives from major solar companies such as BP Solar, Evergreen Solar, PowerLight, Sharp, and Shell Solar, as well as major trade associations, current and past government officials, and leading consultants.

The report is available for free download at www.solarcatalyst.org and www.cleanedge.com.

According to the report, while new installations for solar PV systems have experienced a compounded annual growth rate of 24% over the past decade in the U.S., the installed base remains frustratingly small. "This report illuminates what the current industry players think it will take to sustain or double current total cumulative installation projections by 2025, as well as outlining a far more ambitious path of capturing ten percent of total U.S. electricity production by 2025," explains Alisa Gravitz, founder of Solar Catalyst Group and executive director of Co-op America Foundation.

SOAR identifies a number of key challenges to growing the U.S. solar marketplace, including:

  • its small production scale, which keeps quantities low and prices high;
  • on-again-off-again government funding of solar research and development;
  • a dearth of financing solutions, pricing solar out of reach of most users; and
  • a lack of standardized, plug-and-play systems that would greatly reduce the complexity and cost of designing and installing a solar-energy system.

    The report focuses on three pathways for solar's future over the next quarter-century: Current Growth, Accelerated Growth, and Hypergrowth, and describes the challenges and opportunities within each. The report identifies the three key levers of the solar industry: technology, policy, and finance and three cross-cutting strategies that could help bring solar to scale: education, standardization, and market development and aggregation.

    SOAR highlights what it would take to pull the various levers and coordinate the various strategies in order to double projected PV installations from 35 gigawatts to 70 gigawatts by 2025. The report also outlines an even grander vision dubbed SHINE -- Solar High-Impact National Energy -- Project. The SHINE Project calls for 290 gigawatts of cumulative installed PV in the U.S. by 2025, providing 10% of total U.S. electricity consumption.

    About the Solar Catalyst Group
    The Solar Catalyst Group is a nonprofit consortium of business, government, investors, labor, and environmental and community groups and individuals working to catalyze the solar energy portion of a renewable energy future by creating a mass market for solar PV. Its mission is to harness market forces to dramatically lower the price and accelerate the growth and development of solar energy around the world in a way that aligns energy needs with sound business practices, economic development, environmental protection, and social equity. The Solar Catalyst Group is a project of Co-op America Foundation (www.coopamerica.org), the national nonprofit which advances marketplace solutions for social and environmental problems.

    About Clean Edge, Inc.
    Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a leading research and strategy firm that helps companies, investors, policymakers, and nonprofits understand and profit from clean-energy technologies. Through its customized research and reports, distributed generation intelligence services, industry databases, and co-sponsored conferences and events, the company is devoted to tracking and analyzing clean-energy market trends and opportunities. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence for a range of clean-energy stakeholders.

October 1, 2003
CLEAN EDGE LAUNCHES ONLINE COLUMN TO COVER KEY CLEAN-ENERGY TOPICS

San Francisco, Calif. (October 1, 2003) -- Clean Edge, Inc., the Clean-Tech Market Authority, today launched a new feature on its web site www.cleanedge.com. "CE Views" will provide regular analysis of key trends facing the clean-energy sector. The premiere column, by Clean Edge contributing editor Clint Wilder, looks at how some of the most innovative clean-energy policy developments are taking place at state and local levels rather than in Washington, D.C.

Future columns will look at a range of technology, finance, and policy trends affecting the clean-energy marketplace. CE Views can be accessed via Clean Edge's web site or by registering for the company's twice-monthly newsletter, CLEANWATCH, at www.cleanedge.com.

Clint Wilder, a regular Clean Edge contributor, is a veteran award-winning technology and business journalist. Most recently he was editor-at-large and columnist for Optimize magazine, CMP Media's monthly journal for high-level business technology executives. Previously, as editor-at-large and columnist for Information Week, he won the 2002 American Society of Business Publication Editors gold award for best feature series, as well as numerous CMP editorial awards. A frequent speaker and panelist at industry events, Wilder also worked as a writer and editor at Corporate Computing and Computerworld.

About Clean Edge, Inc.

Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a leading research and strategy firm that helps companies, investors, policymakers, and nonprofits understand and profit from clean-energy technologies. Through its customized research and reports, distributed generation intelligence services, industry databases, and co-sponsored conferences and events, the company is devoted to tracking and analyzing clean-energy market trends and opportunities. Founded in 2000, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence for a range of clean-energy stakeholders.

February 20, 2003
SOLAR, WIND, AND FUEL CELLS TO FUEL ECONOMIC GROWTH, EXPANDING FROM $9.5 BILLION TODAY TO $89 BILLION BY 2012

Clean Edge, Inc., the Clean-Tech Market Authority, today released its annual "Clean Energy Trends 2003" report, projecting that solar photovoltaics (PV), wind power, and fuel cells will expand from a $9.5 billion market today to $89 billion by 2012. Additionally, Clean Edge released the top five clean-energy trends to watch in 2003 (available for free download at www.cleanedge.com). Top trends to watch include:

  1. Clean Energy Gets Centralized -- wind turbines and solar farms will grow in size and power an entirely new class of renewable energy "utility." For example, new wind farms are now reaching utility-scale, with some approaching 300 MW in size.
  2. Hydrogen from Solar, Wind, and Biomass -- innovations at various government and commercial labs are helping scientists reach the Holy Grail of hydrogen produced from sunlight, wind, and other clean-energy sources. While still years from commercialization, multinationals like Honda and startups like Virent Energy Systems are at the forefront of these efforts.
  3. US Develops Weapons of Mass Salvation -- military applications and funding are helping to build remote clean-energy technologies, such as micro-fuel cells, for soldiers in the field. Military procurement could help dramatically lower the costs of clean-energy technologies, as it has in the past with transistors and other technologies.
  4. Solar PV Breaks Through Price Barrier -- breakthroughs in solar PV could make a future of "solar without subsidies" a reality by the end of this decade. Factors contributing to these advances include mass manufacturing build-out and revolutionary new PV manufacturing technologies.
  5. Grid Optimization -- utilities will find new ways to optimize their existing grids to greatly increase efficiency, dramatically reducing costs and the need for additional power plants. Smart software and related technology could also make renewable energy sources more cost-competitive.

The report also outlines clean-energy investment trends and issues clean-energy revenue projections for 2002-2012. According to Clean Edge research, solar photovoltaics (including modules, system components, and installation) will grow from a $3.5 billion global industry in 2002 to more than $27.5 billion by 2012. Wind power will expand from $5.5 billion in 2002 to approximately $49 billion in 2012. And fuel cells for mobile, stationary, and portable applications will grow from $500 million to $12.5 billion over the next decade.

The report also finds that corporate, public, and private-equity investments in clean energy are faring relatively well in the current economic downturn. "A number of factors including state-based renewable portfolio standards, increased corporate activity, and continued venture capital investments are demonstrating the strength of the clean-energy sector," says Ron Pernick, co-founder of Clean Edge.

"Venture investments in clean-energy technology now represent 2.3 percent of total venture activity, up from just 0.7 percent three years ago," explains Joel Makower, co-founder of Clean Edge. "While total investments are down over the last couple of years, clean energy continues to gain a larger portion of the overall market."

Clean energy technologies -- including solar PV, wind power, biomass, and fuel cells -- offer significant and tangible economic, environmental, and social benefits, according to Clean Edge. These technologies offer solutions to such pressing issues as energy dependence, security issues, resource scarcity, and climate change while creating economic opportunities for entrepreneurs, policymakers, and investors.

To download a free copy of the report, please visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Clean Energy Trends 2003
Clean Edge issues its annual Clean Energy Trends report at the beginning of each year. Past reports have been downloaded by tens of thousands of individuals in government, finance, industry, and the media. Clean Energy Trends 2003 is made possible by the support of its sponsors including Cleantech Venture Network, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Nth Power, and Spark Pr.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a research and consulting firm that helps companies and investors understand and profit from the clean-tech marketplace. Through its business consulting services, research reports, and industry events, Clean Edge works to build clean-tech companies and markets. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and intelligence on clean energy, transportation, and materials.

November 12, 2002
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA GREEN ENERGY AND BUILDING STRATEGY MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE, REPORTS CLEAN EDGE

The University of California can cost-effectively bring "green" energy and building practices to its campuses in order to reduce its environmental impact while increasing its energy security, according to a new report. The report, by Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com), outlines how the University, one of the largest builders in the state of California, can implement a green building program that is cost-competitive with conventional building practices.

"Building for the Future," commissioned by the Greenpeace Clean Energy Now! Campaign, outlines a vision in which all new and remodeled University of California buildings operate on 25% "green" energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind, with at least 10% of its energy needs derived from on-site, renewable resources such as solar photovoltaic energy systems; and in which all new building projects are designed and constructed to achieve the Silver-level accreditation of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Green Building Rating System. The report also looks at green building and clean energy initiatives being undertaken by a growing number of universities, community colleges, and other academic institutions around the country, and shows how a variety of federal, state, and local programs can help offset the University's costs.

"Integrating green energy and green building practices makes increasing economic as well as environmental sense," explains Joel Makower, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge. "The buildings not only can save money over their lifetimes, but create environments that promote increased learning and well-being among their occupants."

The report shows how the University, by committing to certain levels of green building and renewable energy, can streamline its efforts campus wide and leverage its purchasing power for economic, environmental, and social benefit.

To download the report for free, go to http://www.cleanedge.com/reports.php.

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a research and consulting firm that helps companies and investors understand and profit from the emerging clean-tech revolution. Through its business consulting services, research reports, and industry events, Clean Edge's mission is to catalyze the development of clean-tech companies and markets. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and market intelligence on clean energy, transportation, and materials.

September 16, 2002
CLEAN EDGE EXPANDS CONSULTING PRACTICE TO HELP CLEAN-TECH COMPANIES GAIN INSIGHT AND CAPITAL

Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) announced today the addition of three new partners in its business consulting practice. Clean Edge's Business Consulting practice helps emerging clean-tech companies gain access to venture financing and strategic marketing and business development insight.

Clean Edge's new partners bring years of financial, marketing, and management expertise. They are Andrew Beebe, formerly co-founder and CEO of Bigstep, an online service for small business; Andrew Friendly, formerly a management consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton and a six-year veteran of the White House; and Mark Goldstein, a seasoned entrepreneur and former CEO of BlueLight.com, Impulse Buy Network, and NetAngels.

"While most technology sectors are contracting or seeing sluggish growth, many clean technologies are expanding," explains Ron Pernick, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "We are building our team to serve the needs of the clean energy, transportation, and materials companies that are seeking access to capital and market intelligence."

According to the CleanTech Venture Network, more than $1 billion will be invested in clean-tech companies in 2002. Clean Edge research shows that some of the most active technologies are solar power, hydrogen production, and advanced materials.

"The expansion of our consulting team brings a wealth of talent and expertise to our client companies," adds Joel Makower, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge. "Our expanded team will be better able to serve the varied needs of both early-stage and later-stage companies by connecting them with capital, building their management teams, and helping them grow to their full potential."

About Clean Edge's New Partners

  • Andrew Beebe has focused for more than a decade on creating and building innovative companies around disruptive technologies. Prior to joining Clean Edge, he was co-founder and CEO of Bigstep, an online service center for small businesses. He serves on the boards of ITU, a technology venture capital fund; and Mixonic, a start-up focused on music and data recording. He also has worked at or developed business strategies for a wide range of innovative technology firms.

  • Andrew Friendly has worked at the highest levels of the federal government, as well as in management consulting and technology business development. Prior to joining Clean Edge, he helped launch the business development and sales staff for Zambeel, a start-up data-storage company, and served as a strategy consultant with Booz-Allen & Hamilton. He also served for six years in the Clinton White House, as the president's Personal Aide, as Special Assistant to the President, and as Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy to the Americas.

  • Mark H. Goldstein brings years of venture capital, start-up, and corporate management experience to Clean Edge. Prior to joining the firm, Mark was an entrepreneur-in-residence at venture capital firm NEA (New Enterprise Associates) and at SOFTBANK. He co-founded BlueLight.com and served as its president and CEO until it was purchased by Kmart. He also co-founded and served as president and CEO of Impulse Buy Network (purchased by Inktomi Corp.); and of NetAngels (purchased by Microsoft).



About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc., based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is a research and consulting firm that helps companies and investors understand and profit from the emerging clean-tech revolution. Through its business consulting services, research reports, and industry events, Clean Edge's mission is to catalyze the development of clean-tech companies and markets. Founded in 2000 by environmental and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick, Clean Edge and its network of partners and affiliates offer unparalleled insight and market intelligence on clean energy, transportation, and materials.

September 16, 2002
CLEAN EDGE, INC. AND THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA TO PRESENT CLEAN-TECHNOLOGY PANEL DISCUSSION SERIES

Clean Edge, Inc. and the Commonwealth Club of California will launch a panel discussion series on emerging clean technologies this fall in San Francisco. The first event, "The Next Frontier: Speeding the Transition to Clean and Renewable Energy Technologies," will look at key trends and developments affecting such technologies as solar power, fuel cells, distributed hydrogen production, flywheels, and wind power. The inaugural event will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 8:00 AM at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco.

Panelists for the October 3 event include Daniel Kammen, UC Berkeley Professor and Director of the UC Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory; Bill Magavern, Senior Legislative Representative of the Sierra Club; Dan Shugar, President of PowerLight Corporation; and Tim Woodward, Managing Director of the venture capital firm Nth Power. Joel Makower, Co-founder and Principal of Clean Edge, will moderate the panel.

"This is the first series at the Commonwealth Club to examine emerging clean-energy markets and technologies, and their potential benefits to the Bay Area and global economy and environment," said Andrew Lawton, Chair of the Commonwealth Club's Environment and Natural Resources Section. "California is a world-renowned nexus of technology innovation and venture capital, and has some of the most aggressive state policies promoting clean energy and transportation development. With the City of San Francisco now leading the nation with the country's first solar bond initiative, we feel it is fitting that the Commonwealth Club facilitate discussion on the development of these technologies at our San Francisco headquarters."

"Clean energy technologies such as solar and wind power are expanding at double-digit annual growth rates and offer businesses and investors unique opportunities and challenges" explains Ron Pernick, co-founder and principal of Clean Edge, Inc. "Clean Edge is honored to sponsor this lecture series with the Commonwealth Club, to help focus attention and broaden the discussion on clean technologies."

Clean Edge and the Commonwealth Club will hold a second morning panel discussion on Tuesday, November 19. 2002. This event will focus on the growing role of public and private equity investments in clean technology. To learn more about the events and to reserve tickets, visit http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sections.html#nextfrontier or call (415) 597-6700

About Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) is a research and consulting firm focused on building clean-tech markets. Through its consulting services, publications, and events, Clean Edgeª helps companies, investors, governments, and others understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company was founded by environmental and high-tech business entrepreneurs Joel Makower and Ron Pernick. To learn more about the company, please visit www.cleanedge.com.

About The Commonwealth Club of California
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum, bringing together its 14,000 members for over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy. As a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization, the Commonwealth Club relies on the support of its membership, its Business Council and foundation grants to continue its role in fostering open public discussion in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the nation via radio, internet and television. The Club has offices in San Francisco and San Jose. To learn more about the Commonwealth Club, please visit www.commonwealthclub.org.

January 9, 2002
ENERGY TRENDS POINT TO UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS, INDUSTRY, AND POLICY-MAKERS, REPORTS CLEAN EDGE

The hydrogen infrastructure, carbon nanotubes, and the "Energy Web" are three of the leading clean-technology opportunities for investors, according to a new report.

"Clean-Energy Markets: Five Trends to Watch in 2002," a free report from Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) -- a leading market research and consulting firm focused on clean-technology -- describes a variety of issues that have aligned to offer unique opportunities in the clean-energy sector. They include security issues, energy uncertainty, the need for power reliability, technological advances, environmental issues, the rise of the developing world, and investment commitments by government, corporations, and venture capitalists. The report reveals five trends to watch in the near- to mid-term:

  • The Energy Web: the emerging marriage of the energy, telecom, and software sectors that is creating a whole new breed of "smart" appliances, buildings, and vehicles

    The Hydrogen Infrastructure: the assemblage of products, services, and systems that will enable the manufacture, storage, and transportation of hydrogen for use in stationary and portable fuel cells

    Bringing Solar to Scale: the mass commercialization and build-up of large-scale solar-cell manufacturing that will result in significant economies of scale

    The Microtization of Fuel Cells: the application of micro fuel cells for use in a wide range of portable electronic devices including cell phones, personal digital assistants, and laptop computers

  • Carbon Nanotubes: tiny fabricated tube-shaped molecules that are optimal for hydrogen storage -- and are getting close to commercial viability.

The five trends offer a snapshot of some of the emerging developments that the authors believe provide investors, industry, and policy-makers unique opportunities in coming years. The report also offers links to select web resources and books and chronicles companies that are shaping each trend.

To download the free report, visit www.cleanedge.com.

About Clean Edge Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) is a market research and consulting firm focused on building clean-tech markets. The company's mission is to help companies, investors, and policymakers understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. Clean Edge's products and services include strategic consulting; insightful and timely publications, reports, and online resources; conferences and events; and venture and investment-related services. Based in Oakland, Calif., Clean Edge was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick.

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October 16, 2001
CLEAN EDGE INTRODUCES ONE-STOP RESOURCE FOR CLEAN-TECH MARKET RESEARCH AND INTELLIGENCE

Clean Edge, Inc., a leading market research and consulting firm focused on clean-technology markets, announced today the launch of an online intelligence store (iStore) at www.cleanedge.com. The new service provides investors, government, and industry with access to:

  • Clean Edge publications and reports
  • Hundreds of independent research reports and newsletters
  • Top-selling book titles

    "Clean Edge's iStore provides individuals and companies with immediate access to the latest research in the clean-tech field, everything from fuel cells and flywheels to solar power and hybrid electric vehicles," said Joel Makower, Clean Edge Co-Founder. "The store is our latest step in offering one-stop access to clean-tech news, information, research, and analysis."

    Clean Edge worked with a number of organizations to develop its new offering, including MindBranch, Inc., a market-research services company representing leading publishers.

    In addition to the new iStore, Clean Edge has introduced an expanded resource center linking to hundreds of free and useful information sources from trade associations, government programs, web sites, and more. These editor-selected web resources cover a range of topics including clean energy, water, transportation, materials, and funding.

    "Clean Edge's mission, through its core products and services, is to act as a market catalyst," said Ron Pernick, Clean Edge Co-Founder. "During this time of ever-increasing energy insecurity, economic uncertainty, and environmental degradation -- there has never been a more critical role for technologies and businesses that provide clean energy, water, and transportation solutions."

    About Clean Edge

    Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) is a market research and consulting firm focused on clean technology. The company's products and services include consulting, news and information resources, publications, and co-sponsored conferences. Clean Edge's clients include clean-technology entrepreneurs, investment organizations, and policymakers. Based in Oakland, CA, Clean Edge was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Joel Makower and Ron Pernick.

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    September 5, 2001
    COMPANIES OPTIMISTIC ABOUT CLEAN TECHNOLOGY, SAYS NEW REPORT FROM CLEAN EDGE, INC.

    Large companies are becoming increasingly interested in harnessing the potential business opportunities arising from the growth of clean technology, according to a new report from Clean Edge, Inc. and Global Business Network (GBN).

    The findings come from a meeting held in May to examine the world of clean energy, water, transportation, materials, and buildings. The event, co-hosted by Clean Edge and GBN, included representatives from Fortune 500 companies, as well as an assemblage of high-tech, financial, and environmental leaders.

    The meeting's goal was to pose, and attempt to answer, three critical questions:

    • What, exactly, is "clean technology"? Why is it now coming to the forefront?
    • How can companies profit from these new markets?

    The new report, "The Clean Revolution: Technologies from the Leading Edge," written by Clean Edge co-founder Joel Makower, looks at what the group uncovered during three days of panel discussions, dialogue, and visits to more than two dozen clean-tech sites around the San Francisco Bay Area. It reveals a great deal of company interest in developing clean-tech products and services.

    The report also examines some of the key challenges the group identified. They include the fragmentation and disconnection among the various players in the clean-tech universe, the historically inconsistent government support for clean technology, the challenge of developing clean-tech markets, and the slow pace of product development. The free, downloadable report is available at http://www.cleanedge.com. About Clean Edge Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com), The Clean-Tech Market Authority, provides market-intelligence products and services to help investors and innovators understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. The company was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower. About Global Business Network

    Global Business Network (www.gbn.com), a member of the Monitor Group, is a renowned scenario planning consultancy and membership organization comprising leading companies and pioneering thinkers. Established in 1987, GBN specializes in collaborative tools and learning about the forces shaping the future and the implications for business and society. GBN's cofounders include Peter Schwartz, author of five books, including "The Art of the Long View"; and Stewart Brand, originator of "The Whole Earth Catalog," The WELL, and The Long Now Foundation.

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    August 28, 2001
    CLEAN EDGE AND ECN HOST CLEAN-TECHNOLOGY INVESTORS' CONFERENCE AND VENTURE FORUM TO SHOWCASE EMERGING COMPANIES
    Fourteen Cutting-Edge Companies Selected to Present at New York Event

    Clean Edge, Inc. and Energy & Environmental Capital Network (ECN) will present ECN's Fifth Annual East Coast Investors' Conference and Capital Forum at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, September 13-14. This year's conference and forum will bring together leading clean-technology investors and innovators for two days of presentations, dialogue, and deal making.

    Confirmed and invited speakers for the Investors' Conference on September 13 include Christine Farkas, Merrill Lynch; Gerry Matthews, Shell Oil; Ron Ambrosio, IBM; Steven Hauser, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Scott McGrane, Goldman Sachs; Rodrigo Prudencio, Nth Power; Ken Mabbs, FA Technology Ventures; Seth Dunn, Worldwatch Institute; and a host of other industry and government leaders. To learn more about the conference and forum, go to www.ecn-capital.org/HTML/NYForumpgInv.html. Presenting Companies Fourteen environmental and clean-energy companies have been selected by a panel of investors and industry experts to present at this year's capital forum on September 14. Each company will present its business case to an audience of accredited investors. Last year, ECN member companies raised more than $250 million in private equity investments. Past Forum investor attendees include Calvert Venture Partners, ENRON Corporation, GE Equity Capital, Nth Power Technology, and Rockefeller and Co. This year's selected companies include National Water and Power, which provides a range of billing and customer management solutions related to electric, gas, and water utilities; Pulsar Water Technologies, developer of a breakthrough technology in flashlamp photolytic oxidation for use in water purification, including water contaminated with MTBE, benzene, toluene and pathogenic organisms; Sea Power & Associates, engaged in developing buoy systems that generate electrical power from the energy in ocean waves; SHEC Labs, developers of a proprietary process in which solar thermal energy can be used to split water to produce hydrogen for fuel cells; and Triple Aught Inc., designers of a next-generation air-lubricated compressor that increases energy efficiency and reduces/eliminates emissions. Sponsors of this year's event include Heller Ehrman, NYSERDA, Scully Capital, EasEnergy, The Environmental Technology Commercialization Center, Sustainable Jobs Fund, Environmental Banc & Exchange, and Entegrity Partners. About Clean Edge Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) is a consulting and publishing firm focused on clean technologies. Through its products and services, Clean Edge helps investors, industry, and society understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. Based in Oakland, CA, Clean Edge was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower. About ECN

    ECN (www.ecn-capital.org) is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the financing of companies commercializing environmental and energy technologies, products, and services. Since 1995, ECN has offered specialized services that introduce individual, professional, and corporate investors to early- and expansion-stage companies and assists firms commercializing a wide range of industrial process, energy, and environmental technologies.

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    July 11, 2001
    CLEAN EDGE AND ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL CAPITAL NETWORK TO CO-HOST CLEAN-TECHNOLOGY VENTURE FORUM
    September 13-14 in New York City

    Oakland, Calif. and Ann Arbor, Mich. (July 11, 2001) -- Clean Edge, Inc. and Energy & Environmental Capital Network (ECN) announced today that they have joined forces to co-host ECN's Fifth Annual East Coast Investor's Conference and Capital Forum at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, September 13-14. This year's Conference and Forum will bring together leading clean-technology investors and innovators for two days of presentations, dialogue, and deal making. Complete details on this year's event are available online at www.ecn-capital.org and www.cleanedge.com.

    "This is an exciting time in the development of the clean-technology marketplace and for our ongoing conference series," explains David Stead, executive director of ECN. "Last year, more than $2 billion of equity investments were made in North American-based clean-tech companies via angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate investors, and initial public offerings. ECN member companies captured more than $350 million of this total." "Energy uncertainty, political pressures, and environmental issues are shining a light on the emerging role of clean-technologies such as solar and wind power, fuel-cell powered vehicles, and bio-based materials," explains Ron Pernick, co-founder of Clean Edge. "This year's Conference and Forum will focus on clean-energy markets and highlight the opportunities and challenges facing investors and companies." Past Forum investor attendees include Alliant Energy Corporation, Calvert Venture Partners, ENRON Corporation, GE Equity Capital, Nth Power Technology, and Rockefeller and Co. Past company presenters include Evergreen Solar, Metallic Power, Proton Energy Systems, Silicon Energy, and Zero Emission Technologies. About Clean Edge Clean Edge, Inc. (www.cleanedge.com) is a consulting and publishing firm focused on clean technologies. Through its products and services, Clean Edge helps investors, industry, and society understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. Based in Oakland, CA, Clean Edge was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower. About ECN ECN (www.ecn-capital.org) is a nonprofit organization working to facilitate the financing of companies commercializing environmental and energy technologies, products, and services. Since 1995, ECN has offered specialized services that introduce individual, professional, and corporate investors to early- and expansion-stage companies and assists firms commercializing a wide range of industrial process, energy, and environmental technologies.

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    April 18, 2001
    CLEAN-ENERGY SECTOR TO GROW 28% ANNUALLY TO $82 BILLION BY 2010
    Investments and Development in Clean Transportation, Water, and Materials Also Seeing Explosive Growth, Says New Report
    Oakland, Calif. (April 18, 2001) -- With clean energy leading the way, clean technology, which already represents a multibillion-dollar market, will grow as much as tenfold over the coming decade, according to a new report.

    Clean technologies -- including renewable energy, alternative transportation, water purification systems, and new, environmentally friendly materials -- are poised for dramatic growth in a manner that will offer significant and tangible economic, environmental, and social benefits, according to Clean Edge, a market-intelligence and publishing firm focusing on clean technologies. These technologies offer solutions to such pressing issues as the energy crisis, resource scarcity, and climate change while creating economic opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors.

    The free, downloadable report, available at www.cleanedge.com, is the first to define the clean-tech market and make market forecasts for 2005 and 2010. It also describes the growing investment climate for clean technologies, including which venture funds and energy companies are taking a stake in clean technology. Among its findings:

    • The clean-energy market, which includes fuel cells, microturbines, and solar and wind power, is projected to grow 28%
      annually from approximately US$7 billion in revenues in 2000 to more than US$82 billion in revenues by 2010
      The market for clean vehicles, including cars, buses, and trucks, is projected to grow from about US$2 billion in 2000 to US$48 billion by 2010
      Clean-tech companies in the US attracted more than US$2 billion in equity investments in 2000 from venture firms, angel investors, and IPOs
      Energy efficiency, wind power, solar power, and microturbines offer the most immediate and cost-competitive solution to the current "peak demand" energy crisis, while an emerging hydrogen economy based on fuel cells is not far behind
    • Innovative governments, multinationals, and start-ups are committing billions of dollars to clean-tech development and setting significant growth targets

    Clean technologies represent a diverse range of products, services, and processes that harness renewable materials and energy sources, dramatically reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and wastes. "Many of these are competitive with, if not superior to, their conventional counterparts in terms of cost and performance," says Joel Makower, a co-author of the report and a co-founder and principal of Clean Edge.

    "For all the hype about the New Economy, a real, sustainable new economy is emerging around clean technologies," explains Ron Pernick, report co-author and Clean Edge co-founder and principal. "It is focused not on Ôsaving the earth' but on the real business and economic opportunities from providing clean energy, transportation, water, and materials on a global scale."

    The Clean-Tech Revolution
    According to Clean Edge, a number of economic, technological, environmental and societal forces have converged to attract investors to technologies as diverse as biobased materials, green chemistry, hybrid electric vehicles, hydrogen power, photovoltaics, and small-scale water desalination. "A small but growing number of forward-thinking investors recognize that several of today's emerging clean-tech companies will be the Microsofts of the future," says Pernick.

    "Many of these technologies have been around for years, but now such problems as global warming and acute energy shortages have created unprecedented demand for clean technologies," says Makower. "While there are numerous uncertainties and obstacles, we believe that a significant number of companies, entrepreneurs, investors, and governments will profit immensely from the clean-tech revolution."

    Online News, Stock Tracking, and More at Cleanedge.com
    In addition to releasing its new report, Clean Edge also unveiled a number of new web-based resources for investors, businesses, entrepreneurs, and others involved in the development and implementation of clean technologies. Cleanedge.com offers an array of informational products and services including a clean-tech news feed, news tracking of relevant stories from over 1,800 sources, clean-tech statistics and graphs, a twice-monthly newsletter, and stock tracking of such clean-tech companies as Active Power, AstroPower, Ballard Power Systems, Capstone Turbine, Evergreen Solar, FuelCell Energy, and Plug Power. This represents the most comprehensive source on the web for clean-tech related news and information.

    For the report, Clean Tech: Profits and Potential, Clean Edge interviewed more than thirty executives involved in clean-tech investments, development, and manufacturing; tracked hundreds of news stories from recognized web and print sources; aggregated data from public and private research reports; and conducted extensive analyses via its global network of analysts, researchers, and consultants.

    About Clean Edge
    Clean Edge, Inc., The Clean-Tech Market Authority, provides a variety of market-intelligence products and services related to clean energy, transportation, water, and materials. Through its publications, consulting services, and conferences, Clean Edge helps investors, industry, and society understand and profit from the clean-tech revolution. Based in Oakland, CA, Clean Edge's aim is to serve as a catalyst for global clean-tech development. The company was founded by environmental publishing and high-tech business pioneers Ron Pernick and Joel Makower. For more information about the company visit www.cleanedge.com.

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Forbes, 3/29/2014
Can LED Advances Help Vertical Farms Take Root?
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 3/26/2014
Seattle: Rising Star among Global Clean-Energy Cities
The Denver Post, 3/26/2014
Solar Power Eclipsed Wind in 2013 and Is Set To Keep Rising
TriplePundit, 3/26/2014
Clean Energy Trends 2014: New Solar Energy Capacity Exceeds Wind For First Time
GreenBiz, 3/25/2014
Have We Reached the Clean Energy Tipping Point?
Clean Technica, 3/10/2014
SolarCity & Clean Edge Poll: What Do US Homeowners Think About Clean Energy?
MarketWatch, 3/10/2014
SolarCity-Sponsored Survey Finds 62% of U.S. Homeowners ‘Interested’ in Solar
ETF Trends, 1/22/2014
The King of Clean Energy Indices
Mrs. Green's World, 1/18/2014
Meet a Clean Tech Techie
Benzinga, 12/26/2013
Clean Energy ETFs Lead List of Top ETFs In 2013 (TAN, QCLN, GEX, FSLR, TSLA)
Zacks, 11/11/2013
Is GRID a Better Utility ETF Choice?
Phoenix Business Journal, 8/23/2013
Phoenix, Arizona at Turning Point in Electric Utility Production
ETF Trends, 8/19/2013
Tesla, Solar Stocks Lead This ETF’s Surge
The Motley Fool, 7/16/2013
How to Make Money in Smart Grid Stocks
Triple Pundit, June 19, 2013
California is the Runaway Leader in Clean Tech
Fox Business, June 27, 2013
Common Themes Among Q2’s Best ETFs
Clean Technica, June 28, 2013
Alternative Energy Mutual Funds See Outstanding Returns, ETFs Mixed
Cape Cod Today, June 18, 2013
Cape Wind is an Historic Opportunity
LA Times, June 11, 2013
Los Angeles ranks fourth in national clean tech leadership index
Fast Company, June 10, 2013
The States And Cities That Lead (And Lag) In The Clean-Tech Economy
Christian Science Monitor, June 6, 2013
'Green' jobs: Top 10 states for clean tech
Progress Illinois, June 5, 2013
Illinois Ranked A National Leader In Clean Technology Deployment
The Denver Post, June 5, 2013
Colorado ranks fifth among states in clean tech, survey says
Sacramento Bee, June 5, 2013
Capital rated sixth in clean tech savvy
The Boston Globe The Boston Globe, June 4, 2013
Mass. at 2d place in US in clean tech ranking
CleanTechnica CleanTechnica, June 4, 2013
California Ranked As “Epicenter Of The US Clean Tech Market”
Barron's Barron's, May 22, 2013
Tesla's Surge Accrues More to Clean Energy Funds Than Autos
Forbes Forbes, May 17, 2013
Bumper Jumping Tesla With ETFs
ZACKS, April 22, 2013
Go Green with These 3 Clean Energy ETFs
BBC, April 1, 2013
Keen Businesses Should Be Seen To Be Clean and Green
Climate Progress, March 17, 2013
Australian Sunshine Illuminates The Path Toward Massive Solar PV Growth
Le Figaro, March 13, 2013
Clean Energy: The Market will Double
CSR China, March 13, 2013
2013 Annual Clean Energy Trends Report Released
Chinese Energy News, March 13, 2013
The Development of Clean Energy Remains Strong in 2012
Clean Fleet Report, March 13, 2013
Microhybrids Are Big MPG Boosters, Report Says
Guardian, March 13, 2013
Surge in renewable energy as solar panel prices plummet
US News & World Report, March 13, 2013
Report: Clean Energy Sector Poised to Double by 2022
San Francisco Chronicle, May 12, 2013
Report: solar use up, revenues down
Greentechmedia.com, March 12, 2013
Biomimicry, Big Data and Distributed Energy: The Drivers of Cleantech?
CleanTechnica CleanTechnica, March 12, 2013
Global Clean Energy Market Values Set To Nearly Double By 2012
Future360 Future360, February 1, 2013
Future360 Influencers: Clint Wilder
GOOD Worldwide, LLC GOOD Worldwide, LLC, January 20, 2013
Red Governors, Green Jobs: Could 2013 be the Turning Point for Clean Energy?
Climate Progress, November 29, 2012
Ron Pernick On How America Can Lead In Cleantech: ‘The Challenge Is How To Deploy, Not Just Invent’
The Denver Post, November 11, 2012
Is Colorado's "new energy economy" still viable in light of recent setbacks in the industry? Yes
Slate Slate, November 2, 2012
Why Does Old King Coal Still Rule?
New York Times New York Times, October 24, 2012
After Federal Jolt, Clean Energy Seeks New Spark
San Jose Mercury News, October 24, 2012
San Jose ranked No. 1 cleantech city in U.S.
Sacramento Bee, October 24, 2012
Sacramento ranks No. 4 in clean tech index
Grist.org Grist.org, October 23, 2012
How U.S. cities rank for cleantech (congrats, San Jose!)
USA Today, October 23, 2012
Ikea uses sun, wind to become energy independent
ETF Database, October 16, 2012
GRID Flying Under The Radar
The Huffington Post, October 10, 2012
Regaining Its Mojo: A Seven Point Action Plan for Repowering America
Fortune, September 20, 2012
Inside Romney's fuzzy energy jobs math
Sustainable Business Oregon Sustainable Business Oregon, September 10, 2012
Newsmakers: Ron Pernick and 'Clean Tech Nation' have ideas for the next president
GreenBiz GreenBiz, September 10, 2012
Assessing the state of a 'Clean Tech Nation'
Forbes Forbes, September 8, 2012
Clean Tech Nation: The Scramble for Clean Tech Supremacy
Reuters Reuters, August 15, 2012
FACTBOX-Rising global demand for biofuels
New York Times New York Times, July 21, 2012
There’s Still Hope for the Planet
National Geographic National Geographic, June 22, 2012
Is the Clock Ticking Towards U.S. Clean Tech Crash?
Earth Techling Recharge, June 12, 2012
Oregon plan would remove barriers to clean energy
Earth Techling EarthTechling, June 3, 2012
Clean Energy Leaders: Which States Are On Top?
CleanTechnica CleanTechnica, May 31, 2012
California and American West Top 2012 State Clean Energy Index
San Francisco Chronicle, May 1, 2012
SolarCity plans IPO
Daily Finance, March 19, 2012
Solar Can't Tread Water Forever
USA Today, March 14, 2012
U.S. solar and wind industries expand
GreenBiz, March 14, 2011
Despite naysayers, green energy keeps growing
ZDNet.com, March 13, 2012
5 renewable energy trends to watch in 2012
Climate Progress, March 13, 2012
Clean Energy Investments Hit Record Highs in 2011, U.S. Clean Tech VC Funding Jumps 30%
Greentechmedia.com, March 13, 2012
Clean Edge: $246B Market for Solar, Wind, Biofuels in 2011
Forbes Forbes, January 13, 2012
How Banks Can Make Money On Energy-Efficiency Loans
Reuters, January 3, 2012
New tech trend for 2012 and beyond
Sacramento Bee, December 21, 2011
Google buys solar stake in Elk Grove, Galt projects
The Motley Fool The Motley Fool, December 12, 2011
5-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge
Earth Techling EarthTechling, November 16, 2011
Oregon Ranks High In Clean Energy
CleanTechnica CleanTechnica, November 16, 2011
Lonestar State Growing As A Solar Player But Much Work To Do: Report
Portland Tribune Portland Tribune, November 4, 2011
Oregon ranks second in nation for green energy
Financial Times Financial Times, November 4, 2011
Pinstripe greens
Sustainable Business Oregon Sustainable Business Oregon, November 3, 2011
Report outlines Oregon's clean energy economy leadership
Financier Worldwide Financier Worldwide, October 25, 2011
The Future Of Cleantech Investment
Cnet Cnet, October 16, 2011
While Washington bickers, green tech goes local
Forbes Forbes, October 14, 2011
Largest U.S. 'Zero Net Energy' Community Opens In California At UC Davis
Reuters, September 19, 2011
Analysis: Solar startups plough ahead despite Solyndra
CNBC, August 15, 2011
'Green' Jobs Sector Still Has Growing Pains
Sustainable Business Oregon, July 21, 2011
Brookings 'Green Economy' report undercounts Portland jobs
USA Today, July 21, 2011
Solar power boom shines for consumers
America in the Morning, July 20, 2011
Clean Tech Explosion [.mp3]
Troy Media, July 13, 2011
Alternate energy sources slow to develop
Sign On San Diego, July 13, 2011
San Diego's green jobs grow in national report
USA Today, July 12, 2011
Green jobs pay better as clean-tech sector booms
Mercury News, July 7, 2010
Smart-grid maker Silver Spring Networks files to go public
Sustainable Business Oregon, July 5, 2011
Portland ranked second-greenest metro in the U.S.
The New England Business Bulletin, June 24, 2011
On the path to clean energy
GreenBiz, June 17, 2011
Clean Tech Needs Scale to Succeed
Los Angeles Business, May 25, 2011
California leads nation in clean energy - report
USA Today , May 20, 2011
Which U.S. states lead in clean energy?
cnet news, May 19, 2011
Report: Top 10 clean-energy states identified
London Stock Exchange, April 29, 2011
DJ UPDATE: Total To Acquire 60% Stake In SunPower
Forbes, April 6, 2011
Solar Power: Ready, Set, Grow
Entrepreneur, April 1, 2011
On the Green Way
Scientific American, April 1, 2011
Clean Tech Rising
Miller-McCune, March 29, 2011
States: Playing to Clean Energy Strengths
COMPUTERWORLD, March 28, 2011
Can a Smartphone App Juice the Market for Electric Cars?
The New York Times, March 28, 2011
On the Green Way
San Fransisco Chronicle, March 14, 2011
Solar power market tops $71 billion in 2010
USA Today , March 14, 2011
Report: Non-nuclear clean energy to double by 2020
LA Times, March 14, 2011
Clean-tech: a decade of explosive growth with more to come
GigaOM, March 14, 2011
5 Cleantech Trends to Watch in 2011
Seeking Alpha, February 28, 2011
Why Alt Energy Investors Are Buying These 7 Green Energy ETFs
Green-Buildings.com, February 22, 2011
CleanTech REIT: Investing in Green Renewable Energy
The Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2011
SmartPhones Are Hot — Time For an ETF, Natch!
Seeking Alpha, January 31, 2011
Egyptian Chaos a Reminder That Clean Energy Should Be a National Security Priority
PRWEB, January 25, 2011
Bright Future for Green and Clean Tech Jobs
The Huffington Post, January 21, 2011
The Conversation We Should Be Having
Prairie Business Magazine, January 9, 2011
Cover Story: Clean energy technology helping drive economy
Center for American Progress , December 23, 2010
'Tis the Season to Manufacture: Why "Made in America" is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
OilPrice.com, December 21, 2010
US Clean Energy Targets to Include Coal and Nuclear Power
Treehugger, December 8, 2010
Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force -- a Tale of Two Countries
SFGate , December 8, 2010
California No. 1 in clean energy policy, firm says
Sustainable Business Oregon, December 7, 2010
Oregon ranks second for clean-energy leadership
Earth2Tech, December 7, 2010
As Congress Stalls, States Take up Greentech Slack
The New York Times, December 3, 2010
Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force -- a Tale of Two Countries
Yale Environment 360, November 18, 2010
Green Tech Sector Advances Despite Failure of Climate Bill
Sustainable Business Oregon, October 20, 2010
Sustainable Alpha: Ron Pernick
Guardian, October 7, 2010
China winning race for green jobs
Los Angeles Times, October 7, 2010
California's clean-tech industry is booming but threatened
Reuters, October 6, 2010
The Hottest Jobs in Cleantech and Where to Find Them
Mercury News, October 6, 2010
Bay Area remains epicenter of cleantech in the United States
Renewable Energy World, October 6, 2010
Clean Edge Offers the Truth About Green Jobs
MSNBC.com, September 14, 2010
Ten hot green-energy trends to watch
MassHighTech.com, August 23, 2010
California cleantech VC Deals Increase Gap Over Massachusetts
Portfolio.com, July 27, 2010
One Solar Forecast: Partly Cloudy
TreeHugger.com, July 12, 2010
Top 10 U.S. Cities For Green Job Seekers
TriplePundit, June 4, 2010
Clean Energy a Force for Economic Recovery
RenewableEnergyWorld.com, May 25, 2010
Renewables Hit the Big Time
Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2010
Where Fuel Cells Stand
Daily Finance, May 5, 2010
Oil Spill's Impact: Bad for the Environment, Good for Clean Energy?
Daily Finance, April 22, 2010
Earth Day 2010: Five Technologies That Could Help Save the Planet
cnet news, April 21, 2010
Can Green Tech Save the Earth? It Won't Be Easy
DailyHerald.com, April 8, 2010
Students Line up as Colleges Add More 'Green' Programs
USAToday.com, March 30, 2010
Should the U.S. Compete or Cooperate with China on Clean Energy
Greenbiz.com, March 22, 2010
Clean Technology's Unstoppable Energy
New York Times, March 19, 2010
Clean Tech Sector Thriving, Survey Finds
Marketplace, March 18, 2010
A Cap and Trade System for People
San Francisco Chronicle, March 17, 2010
Renewable Energy Strong Despite Recession
RenewableEnergyWorld.com, March 17, 2010
Clean Energy 2010 Trending Up
Daily Finance, March 16, 2010
Wind and Biofuel Revenues Grew in 2009, but Solar Dimmed
CBS News, February 22, 2010
2001: When Green Tech was Born
Christian Science Monitor, February 22, 2010
Bloom Box Generates Buzz, Skepticism with 60 Minutes Spot
Center for American Progress, February 17, 2010
It’s Easy Being Green: The Top Five Cities for Green Jobs
Earth2Tech.com, February 14, 2010
From Spandex to Solar: DuPont Poised for PV Growth
San Francisco Chronicle, January 25, 2010
Amory Lovins: Efficiency Burns Brightest
Earth2Tech.com, January 21, 2010
Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt’s Latest Act: Green Policy
San Francisco Chronicle, January 10, 2010
The 5 Best Cities For Green Job
San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 2009
More Talk Than Progress in U.S. Energy Policy
Seeking Alpha, November 19, 2009
The Smart Grid Gets Its Own ETF
VentureBeat.com, November 18, 2009
Smart Grid Index-based Fund launches on Nasdaq
Altenergystocks.com, November 17, 2009
Is the New Smart Grid ETF GRID All That Smart?

 

ABC.COM, October 20, 2009
Clean-tech jobs on the increase, and they're not just for geeks and experts
October 16, 2009
Clean Edge Says Cleantech Jobs Are Everywhere
New York Times, October 15, 2009
Are Green Jobs Good Jobs?
Earth2Tech.com, October 14, 2009
The 15 Hottest Hubs for Cleantech Jobs and What They Pay: Rep
Environmental Finance, September 24, 2009
Nasdaq launches 'smart grid' index
VentureBeat.com, September 22, 2009
Nasdaq OMX, Clean Edge launch Smart Grid index
Seattlepi.com, September 15, 2009
School's in for turbine trainees
BusinessWeek.com, July 16, 2009
Is a Clean-Energy Economy Our 'Next Internet'?
WVTF Radio, July 16, 2009
Interview About Clean Energy Jobs
LATimes.com, June 1, 2009
'Clean-tech' start-ups are pushing the green button

 

Associated Press via MSNBC.com, May 23, 2009
Unemployed seek training for green-collar jobs

 

New York Times, May 13, 2009
A Sign of Maturity in Renewables? A Disconnect From Oil Prices
BusinessWeek.com, May 12, 2009
GE Will Build an Advanced-Battery Plant
Associated Press via The Durango Herald, May 6, 2009
Jobless Seeking 'Green' Training
Associated Press via CNBC.com, May 1, 2009
Investors See Bright Future in Wind Energy
Associated Press via AZCentral.com, May 1, 2009
5 Green Investing Trends to Watch
New York Times, April 20, 2009
Alt-Energy Stocks Rise on the Stimulus' Tide
Newshour, April 14, 2009
Solar Energy Businesses Fight Off Recession (video)
The Oregonian, April 3, 2009
What's Really on the Green-job Horizon? A View From the Job Fair
March 19, 2009
Nasdaq Makes Semi-annual Changes Clean Edge Green Energy Index (Video Interview with Clean Edge Contributing Editor Clint Wilder Discussing Clean Energy Trends 2009.)
New York Times, March 12, 2009
Despite Gloom, Promising Clean-Tech Trends
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2009
Recession Has Taken Toll on Alternative Energy
Green Wombat via CNNMoney.com, March 10, 2009
Green Energy Grows: $325 Billion by 2018
Greentechmedia.com, March 10, 2009
2.65M in Solar and Wind Jobs by 2018?
Associated Press via Forbes, March 10, 2009
For Alt Energy 2009 a Year to 'Get Through'
SustainableIndustries.com, February 5, 2009
Tough Times for Tax Credits
Marketplace Radio, February 2, 2009
What Jobs That are 'Green' Really Mean
Time Magazine, January 29, 2009
The Next Big Biofuel?
LATimes.com, January 24, 2009
An Ecosystem of Ideas at the Clean-Tech Summit
Greentechmedia.com, January 23, 2009
'Peak Water' Requires Low-Cost Solutions
C|Net via CNN, January 22, 2009
T. Boone Pickens: The U.S. Needs a 'Wind Bank'
San Francisco Chronicle, January 21, 2009
Solar Industry Growth Dimming with Economy
C|Net News, January 21, 2009
California Utility PG&E to Open Wallet for Solar
The Oregonian, January 14, 2009
Future of NYC: Emerging industries becoming vital
The Oregonian, January 7, 2009
Solar-cell maker halts construction plans for new plant in Hillsboro
Seeking Alpha, December 16, 2008
Can Wind ETFs Benefit from the European Climate Deal?
Bloomberg, December 15, 2008
Stock-Picking Dreams Might Pay in Obamanomics: John F. Wasik
Forbes.com, December 9, 2008
Buy Battered Clean Energy Stocks
San Jose Mercury News, December 5, 2008
Solar Power on the Near Horizon
ZDNet.com, November 8, 2008
Memo to the President-Elect: Environmental Responsibility and Economic Revitalization Go Hand-in-Hand
Greentechmedia.com, November 5, 2008
Analysts Call Obama Election a Win for Greentech
Marketplace Radio, October 28, 2008
Outlook for Solar Cells is Sunny
TheStreet.com, October 23, 2008
Green Energy Investors Flock to China
Associated Press via International Herald Tribune, October 18, 2008
German Company Opens US Solar Cell pPant
Knowledge@Wharton, October 15, 2008
It's a Breeze: European Firms Bring Years of Experience to U.S. Wind Power Market
Seattlepi.com, October 6, 2008
'Green-tech' Industry Could Create Local Jobs, Report Says
Red Herring, October 6, 2008
Northwest Could Become U.S. Clean Energy King
Forbes.com, October 2, 2008
What Clean Tech Is, And Isn't
Greentechmedia.com, August 12, 2008
Will the Olympics Make China Green?
Forbes.com, July 22, 2008
Power In The Air
Greentechmedia.com, June 27, 2008
Big Renewable-Energy Subsidies Backfire
Reuters, June 18, 2008
Solar Power Costs to be Competitive by 2015-Study
San Jose Mercury News, June 18, 2008
Solar Energy Cost May Rival Other Forms Soon, Study Says
NuWireInvestor.com, May 15, 2008
Clean Edge Can Help Investors Profit From Clean Tech
San Francisco Chronicle, May 2, 2008
Kleiner Perkins Bets Big on Green Tech Firms
Greentechmedia.com, May 1, 2008
Will Micro Fuel Cells Fly High?
Greentechmedia.com, April 3, 2008
Thin-Film Solar Expands
BusinessGreen.com, March 31, 2008
Will Google Itself Become "the Google of Clean Energy"?
Red Herring, March 27, 2008
World’s Largest Solar PV Installation
Socialfunds.com, March 18, 2008
New Energy Technologies Entice Investors
SustainableIndustries.com, March 13, 2008
New Study Says Clean Energy Market is Booming
San Francisco Chronicle, March 11, 2008
Green Energy Is Making Big Money
Wall Street Journal, March 11, 2008
To Cut Fuel Bills, Try High-Tech Help
RedHerring.com, March 11, 2008
Clean Tech Big Three Shoot Past $20B
C|Net News, March 11, 2008
Clean Energy Blossoming Despite Economic Headwinds
TheStreet.com, February 18, 2008
Make Your Biz Go Green Without Going Broke
WholeLifeTimes.com, February Edition, 2008
Power Play
Reuters via Planetark.com, February 8, 2008
Google Says to Help Green Technologies Amass Scale
RenewableEnergyWorld.com, January 17, 2008
Podcast: Changing Public Perceptions of Renewables
Greentechmedia.com, December 5, 2007
Will Greentech Get Anything From the Energy Bill
Alternative Energy Retailer, December 28, 2007
Renewable Energy Observer Confident On Industry's 2008 Prospects
Corporate Watchdog Radio
Corporate Watchdog Media, December 26, 2007
Interview with Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder: Clean Tech Revolution
Part 1

Part 2
RedHerring.com, December 14, 2007
Senate Passes Energy Bill
Onpointradio.org, December 4, 2007
Technology and Climate Change
Christian Science Monitor, November 29, 2007
Plugging the Internet Into Clean Power
SFGate.com, November 28, 2007
Google to Spend Hundreds of Millions on Developing Renewable Energy
Greentechmedia.com, November 13, 2007
Ballard Auto Business For Sale
RedHerring.com, November 8, 2007
Green Energy Zigs as U.S. Markets Zag
Seattlepi.nwsource.com, November 6, 2007
Clean Technology in the Northwest
AmericanWayMag.com, October 1, 2007
Green With Guilt
SmartMoney.com, September 25, 2007
Will Solar Power Ever Go Mainstream?
BusinessWeek.com, September 10, 2007
Energy From Unusual Sources
USAToday.com, September 3, 2007
'Clean Tech' Eyes Green (As In Cash)
Washingtonpost.com via Reuters, August 4, 2007
Clean Tech Becomes Big Business
InsideGreenTech.com, June 26, 2007
A Cleantech Edge With Ron Pernick (Interview)
FresnoBee.com.com, June 25, 2007
State Bill Would Ad $130M in Fees
The Oregonian, June 13, 2007
Clean Tech of Wind, Solar, Wave Energy Will Feed Economic Growth
CNNMoney.com, May 29, 2007
The Race to Save Mother Earth in 8 Years
New York Times, May 28, 2007 (Times Select Registration Required)
Biodiesel Makers See Opening in City's Green Plans
Red Herring, May 22, 2007
Solar's Rosy Assessment
Investor's Business Daily, May 18, 2007
Sun Shines On Clean Energy
Christian Science Monitor via CBSNews.com, May 12, 2007
Silicon Valley Sets Sights on "Clean Tech"
Associated Press via International Herald Tribune, April 30, 2007
European Wind Power Companies Growing in U.S. Through Acquisitions, Expansion
Portland Business Journal, April 20, 2007
Getting New Fuel From the Forest Floor
Red Herring, April 19, 2007
Bright Moves
San Jose Mercury News, April 16, 2007
Sunpower: Gains Powered by Clean Energy
Investors.com, April 9, 2007
Wind Gives Lift to a Few U.S. Stocks
DesMoinesRegister.com, April 8, 2007
More States Want Piece of Biofuels
BusinessWeek.com, April 2, 2007
Creative Destruction—for the Environment
San Jose Mercury News, April 2, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court's Landmark Ruling on Global Warming a Boost for State's Emissions Rules
The Oregonian, March 29, 2007
Oregon Lawmakers See Edge in Energy Tax Credit
The Oregonian, March 25, 2007
New Solar Cell Plant in Hillsboro May Usher in Better Times
Greenbiz.com, March 21, 2007
S&P Tracks Sustainability With a New Global Index
SeattlePI.com via The Associated Press, March 21, 2007
Need For Fuel Drives Growth of Biotechnology in Industry
BusinessWeek.com, March 19, 2007
Head Starts for Clean-Tech Startups
SFGate.com, March 7, 2007
Sales Soar at Green-tech Companies
New York Times, March 7, 2007
Venture Capitalists Want to Put Some Algae in Your Tank
Insidegreentech.com, March 6, 2007
Underdog Fuel Cells To Outperform, Says Clean Edge
BusinessWeek.com via the Associated Press, March 6, 2007
Investment Booms in Clean Energy Field
US News & World Report, March 6, 2007
Energy Ventures Go Low Tech
Red Herring, March 6, 2007
Clean Energy's Sunny forecast
IndexUniverse.com, February 18, 2007
Non-Tech, Clean-Tech
Marketwatch.com, February 14, 2007
Nasdaq launches Clean-Technology ETF
Insidegreentech.com, January 26, 2007
Postcards From the Clean-Tech Investor Summit
C|Net News, January 24, 2007
Why It's Not Easy Being Green
Red Herring, January 23, 2007
Bush Backs Alternative Fuels
Socialfunds.com, December 12, 2006
Another Clean Energy Exchange Traded Fund to Launch
Red Herring, December 11, 2006
Congress Extends Solar Tax Credit
Red Herring, December 04, 2006
Solar Consolidation Trend Kicks Off
Forbes.com, November 15, 2006
Mining the Solar Gold Rush
Red Herring, November 15, 2006
SunPower Buys PowerLight: $265M
RenewableEnergyAccess.com, November 14, 2006
NASDAQ Clean Edge Index for Renewable Energy Investing
Red Herring, November 13, 2006
Mascoma's Ethanol Gets $30M
Globeandmail.com, November 13, 2006
Nanosolar Set For Expected Clean-Tech Boom
Red Herring, November 2, 2006
Cow Pies Power Ethanol Future
Associated Press, October 16, 2006
Google to Convert HQ to Solar Power
Details Magazine, October Edition, 2006
The Power 50
Associated Press, September 25, 2006
Silicon Valley Goes Solar
Red Herring, September 21, 2006
Too Late to Get Into Cleantech?
San Francisco Chronicle, September 1, 2006
The Green State: California Needs To Hustle To Stay Ahead
Reuters, September 1, 2006
California Emissions Cap Move Draws Mixed Responses
Marketplace Radio, August 15, 2006
Investing in Alternative Energy
BusinessWeek Online, August 14, 2006
Wall Street's New Love Affair
Red Herring, August 11, 2006
Cleantech Funding Soars
San Francisco Chronicle, June 21, 2006
Largest solar cell plant to be built in Bay Area
San Jose Mercury News, June 21, 2006
Major step for solar power
Forbes.com, June 20, 2006
A Competitor for Ethanol?
BusinessWeek Online, June 20, 2006
Green Growth Areas for Entrepreneurs
RenewableEnergyAccess.com, May 9, 2006
Clean Energy Index Launched by Clean Edge and NASDAQ
Red Herring, May 9, 2006
New Way to Track Clean Energy
SeattlePI.com, April 10, 2006
Doerr firm invests in 'green technology'
SocialFunds.com, March 21, 2006
Cost of Clean Energy Decreases to Compete with Its Dirtier Counterparts, According to Report
C|Net News, March 9, 2006
Solar Industry Chases a Cheaper Kilowatt
FinancialPlanning.com, March 7, 2006
Power Plays
Reuters, March 7, 2006
Green Energy Sales Seen Quadrupling in Decade
Red Herring, March 6, 2006
Clean Energy Boom Forecast
Red Herring, February 2, 2006
Clean Energy Earns Bush's Nod
Wired, November 15, 2005
Huge Solar Plants Bloom in the Desert
New York Times, June 22, 2005
Green Tinge Is Attracting Seed Money to Ventures
C|NET News, June 13, 2005
Investors: Here Comes the Sun
Red Herring, April 29, 2005
Clean Energy Firms React to Bush's Latest Proposals
Wired, March 28, 2005
Silicon Shortage Stalls Solar

 

 

Reuters News Service, March 23, 2005
Green Energy Seen as $100 Billion Market in Decade
Forbes.com, March 22, 2005
Jump Start
Environmental Science & Technology, March 2, 2005
A New Energy
BusinessWeek, December 27, 2004
Alternative Energy Gets Real
USA Today, November 7, 2004
Biodiesel, Other Alternatives Surge as Oil Price Soars
Wired, October 22, 2004
Raise the Roof: Power Source
BusinessWeek, October 8, 2004
Racing to Energy's Great Green Future
BusinessWeek, September 6, 2004
Another Dawn for Solar Power
Toronto Star, Canada, July 25, 2004
Here Comes the Sun
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 6, 2004
Keen on Clean: Letting Hydrogen Flow
Wired News, July 1, 2004
Europe Eclipses U.S. Solar Shift
New York Times, May 29, 2004
A Different Era for the Alternative Energy Business
Wired, May 5, 2004
Business Buys Into Fuel Cells
New York Times, March 13, 2004
G.E. Signals a Growing Interest in Solar
San Francisco Chronicle, February 16, 2004
Solar Energy's Cloudy Past
REfocus, December 10, 2003
Solar PV can provide 10% of U.S. power by 2025, says report
UtiliPoint Issue Alert, December 5, 2003
Lighting a Fire Under Solar Energy
Grist, September 24, 2003
Pumping Hydrogen
Fortune Small Business. June 4, 2003
The Green Business Revolution: The Next Big Thing
Renewable Energy World, May-June , 2003
The US Offshore Wind Market: Can It Stay on Course?
SocialFunds.com, April 17, 2003
Is the Sun Setting on AstroPower?
Red Herring, February 19, 2003
What Powers Cars, Fuels Imaginations
New York Times, February 9, 2003
Can Energy Ventures Pick Up Where Tech Left Off?
Sacramento Bee, January 29, 2003
President Fires Up Fuel Cell Scientists
San Francisco Business Times, November 29, 2002
San Francisco Clean Tech Firm Prepares to Harvest Work
Wired, December 14, 2001
Electric Cars Try to Turn Corner
New York Times, July 29, 2001
Blackouts Burnish a Maker of Solar Gear
Time Magazine, July 9, 2001
Selling the Sun ... And the Wind
Reuters News Service, June 26, 2001
Funds Develop a Taste for Clean Green Energy
Forbes.com, May 31, 2001
Solar Power Gets New Respect
Whole Earth, Spring 2001
The New New Economy

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