Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, serves corporate, utility, and financial clients working to transition to a clean-energy economy. The firm is a clean-tech stock indexing pioneer (with multiple stock indexes tracking clean energy, transportation, water, and the grid) and co-produces the annual gridCONNEXT conference (convening stakeholders building a modern 21st century grid). Founder Ron Pernick, who literally wrote the book on clean-tech business & innovation (The Clean Tech Revolution, HarperCollins, 2007), works on additional select projects to forward large-scale clean-tech adoption.

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Ron Pernick: As one of his last acts as California’s Governor, Jerry Brown signed into law SB100 which commits the state to getting 100% of its electricity from carbon-free energy sources (mainly renewables) by 2045. How do you see the California Energy Commission (CEC) supporting this significant transition?

Courtney Smith: The California Energy Commission plays a critical role in creating a future energy system that is clean, modern, and ensures the world’s fifth largest economy continues thriving. In addition to the 2045 zero carbon goal, SB 100 also requires 60 percent of the state’s electricity to be from renewable sources...

Stock Indexes

Clean Edge indexes cover diverse sectors including renewables, storage, grid, and water:

  • CELS: U.S.-listed clean-energy companies
  • GWE: Global wind industry firms
  • HHO: U.S.-listed potable water and wastewater market companies
  • QGRD: Global smart grid and grid infrastructure firms 
  • Energy Transition Long-Short: Long clean energy and short fossil fuel reserve owners

Clean Edge Stock Indexes 

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