CLEANWATCH |  Five Questions with Steve Hauser, Stock Index Performance, and More

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Five Questions with Steve Hauser

By Steve Hauser with Ron Pernick

Part of a series of insights from leading smart-grid, clean-energy, and utility experts speaking at gridCONNEXT 2017 in Washington DC, December 4-6. Questions asked by Clean Edge managing director and gridCONNEXT co-chair Ron Pernick.

Pernick: I often feel that there’s a false dilemma/dichotomy between clean-energy growth and grid stability. What’s your take?

Hauser: There is no doubt that the significant increase in clean-energy technologies will change the way we operate the grid over time. However, most of those changes are inevitable, because of breakthroughs in storage, sensors…

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The GridWise Alliance and Clean Edge, Inc. announced last month the formation of gridCONNEXT, a new industry event focused on bringing policy and business leaders together to build the next-generation grid. Scheduled for December 4-6 in Washington, D.C., the event will offer an unparalleled opportunity for utilities, policymakers, regulators, investors, businesses, service providers, end-users, and other stakeholders to explore policies and share best practices on building a modern 21st century grid.

gridCONNEXT will be held at The Washington Court Hotel, just blocks away from the U.S. Capitol. For more information on the event and to register visit


new water & wind indexes

In June Clean Edge, Inc. announced the addition of two stock indexes to its family of clean-tech index offerings. In partnership with Nasdaq, Clean Edge will maintain a universe of securities to be used in the development and maintenance of the ISE Clean Edge Water Index (HHO) (formerly the ISE Water Index) and the ISE Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (GWE) (formerly the ISE Global Wind Index). The water and wind indexes double Clean Edge’s roster of clean-tech indexes, joining the Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) and the Nasdaq Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD). In total, the market value of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking the four indexes exceeds $400 Million.