Call to Action: Setting Clean-Tech Policy for the Next Four Years

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January 22, 2013
Call to Action: Setting Clean-Tech Policy
for the Next Four Years
“The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.” 
— President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, Jan. 21, 2013
With President Obama sworn in for his second term and the 113th Congress in place, now is the time to engage with public officials on growing our country’s clean-tech economy. Clean Tech Nation, by Clean Edge managing director Ron Pernick and senior editor Clint Wilder, outlines a Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America with steps including a national renewable energy standard and opening investment tools like master limited partnerships and REITs to clean-energy projects. We urge Clean Edge subscribers to read the book, share it with others, and contact their Representatives, Senators, and the White House about measures to support the creation of U.S. jobs, enable clean-tech innovation, and raise our nation’s status in the global economy.

For more on these important policy steps and to buy the book for yourself (or someone else), visit

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Session Tomorrow — Smart Water: Reinventing the Management and Use of H20 

Join Ron Pernick in conversation with Israeli water expert and innovator Booky Oren; water-business leader Tamin Pechet of Imagine H20, Banyan Water, and Lux Research; and Autodesk Global Clean Tech Program Manager Susan Gladwin. Over 425 registered and capacity is 500, so register now for this free Autodesk co-hosted one-hour webinar starting at 9AM Pacific / 12:00 noon Eastern.

Clean Tech Nation is a reader friendly explanation of the stakes playing out in the clean tech space. The conclusion is loud, clear and brought home with the subtlety of a sledgehammer – you have skin in the clean tech game (and so does everyone else).”
“Mixing anecdotes, facts, and charts with trenchant analysis, the authors point out how…energy independence for the U.S., both as a national security issue and an economic one, should be supported, even by skeptics.”
Publishers Weekly
Clean Tech Nation dares to imagine a country in which bipartisanship reigns, green energy is our nation’s greatest national resource, and our competitive edge in the global economy is restored. With their Seven-Point Action Plan for Repowering America, Pernick and Wilder show us how — now it’s up to all Americans, across every sector, to follow through.”
—President Bill Clinton
“An informative, optimistic look at how a partnership between private capital and government can unleash America’s innovative capabilities.”
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