The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity

by Ron Pernick (Author), Clint Wilder (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Booklist
Alternative energy, once the domain of hippies and off-the-grid fringe
enthusiasts, has gone mainstream. Although technologies such as solar and wind
power, plant-based fuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, and "green" buildings
have become hip because of environmental awareness and global climate change,
the real reason behind their increasing profile is economics. When clean energy
sources begin to rival more traditional ones on a cost basis, which is beginning
to happen now owing to advances related to the microchip and economies of scale,
corporations will quickly begin to take notice. Although Pernick and Wilder
state that they are not financial advisors, they profile the leading companies
involved in the most promising of these alternative energies, which gives the
reader a place to begin doing further research into investment opportunities.
The book is an excellent update on the current state of the industry and a who's
who of the companies poised to profit from this exciting array of technologies.
Pernick and Wilder are involved with Clean Edge http://www.cleanedge.com, a
leading research firm helping companies and investors understand and profit from
clean technologies. Siegfried, David

"[A] clear, intelligently written roadmap to this new frontier. . . .
particularly valuable to entrepreneurs, individual investors and venture
capitalists." -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Clean Tech Revolution is a seminal book that puts clean tech solidly on the
global investment map and explains the trends that are rapidly reshaping it. --
Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner, Technology Partners

Clean tech will offer one of the best opportunities for returns in the
twenty-first century. The Clean Tech Revolution provides valuable insight from
two industry experts that will help investors identify the most important
trends, technologies and companies. -- Michael Moe, Chairman and CEO of
ThinkEquity Partners and author of Finding the Next Starbucks: How to Identify
and Invest in the Hot Stocks of Tomorrow

If you ever wondered whether clean tech is a real industry with serious
companies, read Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder's authoritative book. Investors,
entrepreneurs, and clean-tech executives will find its concise listings and
descriptions invaluable. -- William K Reilly, Founding Partner, Aqua
International Partners, and Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection

If you want to understand clean tech, this book is the place to start. -- Robert
Hambrecht, Managing Director, WR Hambrecht + Co

If you want to understand clean tech, this book is the place to start. -- Robert
Hambrecht, Managing Director, WR Hambrecht + Co

Pernick and Wilder provide a practical guide to becoming involved in America's
next great entrepreneurial frontier. -- Nancy E. Pfund, Managing Director,

Should be required reading for any responsible citizen of this planet. -- Guy
Kawasaki, Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures, and Author of The Art
of the Start

The biggest market opportunity today is to find alternatives to the earth's
diminishing resources. This is the definitive guide on how to make money by
protecting the environment. -- Gavin Newsom, mayor of San Francisco

Thomas Friedman's book The World is Flat helped people recognize that
globalization is pervasive. Similarly, The Clean Tech Revolution shows us that
clean energy has arrived and will have a far-reaching impact on the global
economy. -- Bob Greifeld, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Nasdaq
Stock Market, Inc.

Product Details

Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Collins Business (June 12, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 006089623X


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