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Clean Edge, Inc., founded in 2000, offers a suite of stock indexes, benchmarking reports, and events focused on the transition to a clean-energy, low-carbon economy. To learn more about stock indexing, our annual gridCONNEXT event, and more, contact 503-493-8681 or send us a message. You can also follow us on Twitter @CleanEdgeInc.

Below you can view key company milestones and learn more about our team and offerings.

Our Story: Key Milestones

2017:

Partnership with GridWise Alliance to co-host gridCONNEXT, a new industry event focused on bringing policy and business leaders together to build the next-generation grid.

2017:

Clean Edge, in partnership with Nasdaq, adds water (HHO) and wind energy (GWE) to its family of clean-tech index offerings.

2017:

Production and release of the Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index on behalf of Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI).

2016:

Partnership with Gridwise Alliance to help produce and release the Grid Modernization Index.

2015:

Publication of Getting to 100, covering the rise in commitments among governments and corporates to reach 100% renewable electricity in their operations. Report highlights the actions and goals of current leaders, and presents a toolkit for others considering similar targets.

2014:

Release of Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment, the first report tracking U.S. utilities and their clean-energy activities, co-produced with Ceres.

2014:

Launch annual U.S. Homeowners on Clean Energy: A National Survey, looking at American attitudes toward clean energy and the broader energy marketplace with SolarCity.

2013:

With partner SolarCity, co-produce the first Inside Energy conference, the annual event at NASDAQ MarketSite in New York featuring Elon Musk, Lyndon Rive, and other clean-tech leaders.

2013:

Working with World Resources Institute, Clean Edge helps convene meetings between major corporate energy users and utilities around renewables deployment.

2013:

Launch of Clean Tech Nation webinar series, focused on convening stakeholders around the industry’s most important topics.

2012:

Clean Edge begins tracking the 50 largest metro regions as part of its U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index .

2012:

Pernick and Wilder release their second book, Clean Tech Nation , with a cover blurb by former President Bill Clinton.

2011:

Clean Edge celebrates a decade tracking the sector with the release of its annual 2011 Clean Energy Trends report.

2010:

Launch of the first U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index , tracking the clean-tech activities and performance of all 50 states.

2008:

Clean Edge releases Carbon Free Prosperity 2025 , highlighting how Oregon and Washington can lead the nation in clean-tech progress. The report highlights five clean-tech opportunities for the region and a 10-point action plan.

2007:

Co-founder/managing director Ron Pernick and senior editor Clint Wilder release the first book on the business case for clean tech, The Clean Tech Revolution . The book, published by HarperCollins, is translated into seven languages.

2006:

Clean Edge and NASDAQ launch CELS, their first stock index tracking U.S.-listed clean-energy companies. First Trust licenses index for ETF.

2005:

Launch of the Clean Tech Investor Summit, the high-level investment conference in Palm Springs which Clean Edge co-produced for eight years.

2004:

Clean Edge develops 10-point action plan for the city of San Francisco focused on clean energy and transportation. Published first assessment, Harnessing San Francisco's Clean-Tech Future , in October 2004 and issues status update in November 2005.

2003:

Clean Edge releases the Solar Opportunity Assessment Report , highlighting the opportunity for solar PV in the U.S., including one of the earliest published accounts of the PPA model and distributed solar utility concept.

2001:

Co-produced (with Global Business Network) first event focused on the intersection of multinationals and clean-tech opportunities. Participants include around a dozen companies including Dow, DuPont, Hewlett Packard, Herman Miller, Procter & Gamble, and Texaco.

2001:

Launch of first report Clean Tech: Profits & Potential and Clean Edge website highlighting the business and economic case for clean tech and clean energy.

2000:

Incorporation of Clean Edge Inc., the first U.S. research and consulting firm focused on providing market insights on the clean-tech sector.

1999:

On plane ride back from U.N. environment event in Geneva Switzerland, Ron Pernick comes up with the name Clean Edge and drafts initial business plan and concept.