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A new worldwide industry is dawning. The global clean energy economy experienced tremendous growth over the past five years–with investment growth of 230 percent since 2005–all the while weathering the recent financial downturn. Read more.

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  • Energy Innovation Video Series

    Innovation is the engine of American prosperity. As we have in the past with paradigm-shifting discoveries such as the Internet, space exploration, and biotechnology, public sector investment is necessary and instrumental to meet new challenges. The U.S. federal government must play an essential role in creating advanced energy technologies to help strengthen the nation’s energy security and expand high-tech manufacturing. This Q&A video series with clean energy business and government leaders explores the importance of federal investment in research and development and public-private partnerships to foster innovation.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2012 Edition

    Who’s Winning the Clean Energy Race: 2012 Edition documents how the old order is changing technologically and geographically. Clean energy is gaining ground in the global energy mix. Even as several pioneering countries have stumbled, new markets have opened, and the center of gravity for clean energy investment has shifted from West to East.More

     
  • Innovate, Manufacture, Compete: A Clean Energy Action Plan

    The Pew Charitable Trusts believes that advanced clean energy technologies can strengthen America’s economic and environmental future as well as its security. To reclaim a leadership position in the worldwide competition, the public and private sectors in the United States must work together to strengthen the clean energy industry.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2011 Edition

    The investment and finance data presented in the Pew Clean Energy Program's new report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2011 Edition, show that countries are jockeying for a leadership position in this growing and increasingly competitive sector.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2010 Edition

    The Pew report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2010 Edition, demonstrates how countries with clear, consistent and constructive clean energy policies are powering investment forward.More

     
  • Governor Granholm Joins Pew to Champion Clean Energy Policy

    The Pew Charitable Trusts announced its collaboration with former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm to launch a national campaign for clean energy policies that create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur investment and enhance America's competitiveness in the global clean energy race.More

     
  • Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opportunity

    Over the last half decade, the clean energy economy has emerged around the world as a major new opportunity for investment, manufacturing, jobs and environmental protection.  More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?

    The Pew report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?, documents the dawning of a new worldwide industry—clean energy—which has experienced investment growth of 230 percent since 2005.  More

     
  • Clean Energy Business Network

    As a leader and an employer in this emerging field, you know better than most that America’s clean energy economy is one of the fastest growing industries in the country and is poised for additional explosive growth. In fact, jobs that make up the clean energy economy grew nearly two and half times faster than U.S. jobs overall between 1998 and 2007. These are the jobs driving economic growth and environmental sustainability at a time when America desperately needs both.  More

     
  • The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America

    The clean energy economy, still in its infancy, is emerging as a vital component of America's new economic landscape. That's the finding of The Clean Energy Economy: Repowering Jobs, Businesses and Investments Across America, a groundbreaking analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts that sheds light on an increasingly important part of the nation's economic recovery.  More

     

Videos

  • Liquid Inspiration: ARPA-E Grantee Attracts Private Investment Play

    Liquid Inspiration: ARPA-E Grantee Attracts Private Investment

    Founded on the MIT campus, Ambri is developing a liquid battery to commercialize a viable electricity storage product. David Bradwell, chief technology officer and co-founder, and Phil Giudice, CEO, discuss how this innovation could revolutionize energy distribution and the importance of federal and private investment.More

     
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity Explained Play

    Venture Capital and Private Equity Explained

    As part of The Pew Charitable Trusts' ongoing work on clean energy policy, Pew hosted a series of cleantech finance talks at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit allowing entrepreneurs and researchers to explore the challenge of funding innovation to turn advanced energy ideas into reality.  More

     
  • Corporate Investment in Research and Innovation Play

    Corporate Investment in Research and Innovation

    As part of The Pew Charitable Trusts' ongoing work on clean energy policy, Pew hosted a series of cleantech finance talks at the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit allowing entrepreneurs and researchers to explore the challenge of funding innovation to turn advanced energy ideas into reality.More

     
  • Energy Innovation: Dr. Cheryl Martin Shares ARPA-E Mission Play

    Energy Innovation: Dr. Cheryl Martin Shares ARPA-E Mission

    Dr. Cheryl Martin, acting director of Advanced Research Projects Agency -- Energy, discusses the role of ARPA-E in financing energy innovation. More

     
  • U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Advanced Biofuels Play

    U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Advanced Biofuels

    Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and the environment, discusses how the Navy is deploying advanced biofuels to power ships, planes and vehicles to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and strengthen its energy security.More

     
  • U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power Play

    U.S. Navy's Dennis McGinn on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Power

    Dennis McGinn, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations, and the environment, discusses how the Navy is increasing efficiency and embracing new advanced energy sources will allow the Navy to reduce costs and enhance mission assurance.More

     
  • Turn Heat Into Power with Industrial Efficiency Play

    Turn Heat Into Power with Industrial Efficiency

    Most power plants operate at efficiency levels of just 33 to 45 percent. That means as much as two-thirds of the fuel used to produce electricity is released into the atmosphere and wasted.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2012 Edition Play

    Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? 2012 Edition

    Clean energy is a significant, growing sector of the global economy. While investment levels declined 11 percent to $269 billion, in part to due to curtailed incentive programs, the market demonstrated resilience with a record 88 gigawatts of new generating capacity additions in 2012.More

     
  • Clean Energy Economy Opportunities Play

    Clean Energy Economy Opportunities

    Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan governor, presents the business case for pragmatic clean energy policy.More

     
  • Increase My MPG! Play

    Increase My MPG!

    High gas prices may give us pause before taking a long road trip, but we still need to drive to work, the grocery store or school. This Pew Clean Energy Program video highlights the benefits of increasing fuel efficiency—or miles-per-gallon (MPG)—standards for cars and light trucks to as high as 60 MPG by 2025. The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation (EPA-DOT) are expected to release a proposed joint rule by Sept. 30, 2011, that will elevate fuel efficiency fleet wide to a level between 47 and 62 mpg for cars and light trucks.More

     
  • What is Clean Energy? Play

    What is Clean Energy?

    Sharing their bi-partisan agreement in this short video, former Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) and Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) discuss why America needs a national clean energy policy.More

     
  • Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm Kicks Off Clean Energy Tour Play

    Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm Kicks Off Clean Energy Tour

    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm, senior adviser to The Pew Charitable Trusts' Clean Energy Program, is launching a national campaign to highlight how clean energy policies can help create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur private investment and enhance America's competitiveness in the global clean energy race.More

     
  • Global Clean Energy Race Play

    Global Clean Energy Race

    The clean energy race is on. The investment and finance data presented in the Pew Clean Energy Program's new report, Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? (released March, 2011) show that countries are jockeying for a leadership position in this growing and increasingly competitive sector. Countries with clear, consistent and constructive clean energy policies are powering investment forward.More

     
  • Governor Granholm: Clean Energy Policy Leader Play

    Governor Granholm: Clean Energy Policy Leader

    Former Michigan Governor Jennifer M. Granholm will serve as a senior advisor in Pew's efforts to promote clean energy policies that create jobs, stimulate innovation, spur investment and enhance America's competitiveness in the global clean energy race.More

     
  • Global Clean Power Play

    Global Clean Power

    In its latest report, "Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opportunity," the Pew Environment Group describes profound economic gains over the next decade for countries and regions in the G-20 that enact clean energy policies.More

     
  • Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? Play

    Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race?

    This video features Phyllis Cuttino, Pew Global Warming Campaign Director, discussing the new report Who's Winning the Clean Energy Race? Growth, Competition and Opportunity in the World's Largest Economies.More

     

Image Galleries

  • Pew Clean Energy Business Network: Congressional Fly-In

    Sixteen members of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Clean Energy Business Network gathered in Washington on Oct. 29, 2013, to meet with members of Congress and discuss the investment tax credit for such industrial efficiency technologies as combined heat and power and waste heat recovery.More

     
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