Members & Contributors

Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use of energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.

American Wind Energy Association
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promotes wind energy as a clean source of electricity for consumers around the world. AWEA is a national trade association that represents wind power plant developers, wind turbine manufacturers, utilities, consultants, insurers, financiers, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry -- one of the world's fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world.

Asia Cleantech Capital
*Asia Cleantech Capital* is an investment management firm focused on clean energy/technology projects in the Asia Pacific. Asia Cleantech Capital develops and participates in regional projectsthat will become industry leaders in the creation, management, anddistribution of clean energy and sustainable resource use.

Center for Innovation Incubation & Entrepreneurship (CIIE)
CIIE is an initiative to promote innovation-driven entrepreneurship and has been set up as a collaborative effort between Gujarat Government, IIM Ahmedabad and Government of India. The "Renewable Energy Search" ( is an attempt to identify and build feasible solutions to overcome the energy challenge being faced by India. As part of our early stage Clean Energy fund, we are looking to partner with researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in the Renewable Energy space from all parts of the world. We offer incubation; funding and mentoring are some ways in which we support our investee companies. We would like to reach out to professionals who may be working in the energy sector globally or who are interested in entering the energy sector in India.

Climate Savers Computing Initiative
CSCI is reducing energy consumption by increasing the energy efficiency of computing equipment, increasing the adoption and deployment of power management, and providing education about the financial and environmental benefits of energy efficient computing. Nearly 680 members have joined CSCI since its launch in 2007, and more than 10,000 people have joined as individuals by pledging to use power management and purchase energy efficient computing technologies. CSCI is led by Cisco, Emerson, F5 Networks, Google, Intel, Juniper Networks, Microsoft, Samsung and World Wildlife Fund.

ecobee was founded in 2007 to deliver intelligent conservation solutions for real people. The company is building its product platform around The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™. ecobee’s products are being sold for use in single family homes (both new and retrofitted), multi-family dwellings and light commercial properties. Canadian Solar
Interect Inc. is a wholesale distributor of solar systems and provides solutions for on- and off-grid applications.

As a technological leader among suppliers of megawatt turbines, Nordex benefits particularly from the global trend towards large-scale wind turbines. The product range includes one of the largest series wind power systems in the world (N80/N90/N100, 2,500 kW) with more 1,300 of these turbines having been produced to date. This means that Nordex has a crucial edge in terms of experience in operating large turbines compared to most of its competitors in the sector. Overall, Nordex has installed a more than 4,200 turbines with a capacity in excess of 6,000 MW around the world. With exports accounting for over 95 percent of its business, Nordex also has a strong position in international high-growth regions. The company has offices and subsidiaries in 18 countries. In total, the Group employs more than 2,400 people worldwide.

Ontario Solar Network
The Ontario Solar Network is Ontario's fastest growing community of solar professionals. Sign up as a member to begin building your network.

The Q-Cells Group is one of the world's leading photovoltaics companies and offers a wide range of photovoltaic solutions, from solar cells and modules to solar power plants. Q-Cells's products are developed and manufactured at its headquarters in Bitterfeld-Wolfen (Germany) and marketed via its global sales network. It also has a second production plant in Malaysia. More than 200 scientists and engineers at Q-Cells are working to swiftly advance solar technology and achieve Q-Cells' twin aims: driving down the costs of photovoltaics quickly and permanently, and making solar power competitive. The close links between R&D and production enable Q-Cells to rapidly translate cutting-edge innovation into mass production - and underpin its ambition to be at the forefront of photovoltaic technology. Q-Cells is quoted on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (QCE; ISIN DE0005558662) and also listed on the TecDAX, the German technology index.

REEEP - the Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership'sThe Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Partnership's (REEEP) goal is to accelerate the global market for sustainable energy by acting as an international and regional enabler, multiplier and catalyst to change and develop sustainable energy systems.
REEEP works with Governments, Businesses, Industry, Financiers and Civil Society across the world in order to expand the global market for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

Roosevelt Energy
Roosevelt Energy is part of the Madison chapter of Roosevelt Institution, a think-tank that has chapters all over the US. Roosevelt Energy mission is to bring together academic, economic, and social leaders of this generation and the next to discuss innovative, rational, progressive, and realistic approaches to the future of energy consumption in the 21st century.

Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 114,000 employees achieved sales of more than 18.3 billion euros in 2008, through an active commitment to help individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.

SunPower Corp
Founded in 1985, SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the planet's most powerful solar technology broadly available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's experience and proven results to maximize return on investment. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Vestas is a global company with more than 30 years of expertise and know-how in the field of wind power. With an installed base of more than 43,000 turbines or 44,000 MW distributed on 66 countries, Vestas is the world leading and most committed supplier of wind power solutions. Vestas has a workforce of around 22,000 highly skilled and fully committed employees all around the world.

Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading global public relations firms with offices in major media, business and government capitals around the world. It has a unit dedicated to cleantech.

BBC World News
BBC World News, the BBC's commercially funded international 24-hour newsand information channel, is owned and operated by BBC World News Ltd, amember of the BBC's commercial group of companies. BBC World Newsattracts 74 million viewers a week, is available in more than 200countries and territories worldwide, and reaches 292 million householdsand more than 1.7 million hotel rooms. The channel's content is alsoavailable on 80 cruise ships, 42 airlines, 36 mobile phone networks anda number of major online platforms including For furtherinformation on how to receive BBC World News, download schedules or findout more about the channel, visit

Tim Chapman
Tim is an award-winning freelance journalist, specialising in applied technology, venture capital and entrepreneurial businesses. His Clean Ventures blog looks at cleantech investment from a UK perspective. For more information on other work, see his website at

Jeremy Gordon Walker
Consulting Cleantech Startup Strategist, PR & Marketing Chair for the 2007 California Clean Tech Open.

WattHead delivers news and commentary focused on the critical transition to a sustainable energy future. Topics include: solar, wind, biomass, biofuels, alternative transport, alternative fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy conservation, climate change, global warming, peak oil, green design, green living and more...

Maria Energia
Maria Surma Manka personal blog, covering businesses and innovations that are leading the world toward a more reliable, clean, and efficient energy system for the 21st century.

William Brent
Senior Vice President and Head of Weber Shandwick's cleantech unit.

Jesse Jenkins
Jesse is a recent graduate of the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree (in Computer and Information Science and Philosophy) this year (Class of 2006). In fulfillment of his honors degree, Jesse completed an undergraduate honors thesis entitled, On the Road to Replacing Oil - A Well-to-Wheels Study Exploring Alternative Transportation Fuels and Energy Sources. Jesse is currently working at the Renewable Northwest Project, a Portland, OR-based non-profit promoting renewable energy development in the Pacific Northwest. He is also working with Prof. Greg Bothun at the UO on developing internet-accessible computer simulations of energy and climate change-related systems.
On his own time, Jesse also actively researchs and ponders sustainability and renewable energy issues and try to make an impact through his lifestyle and by fostering discussion and action in others.

Kendra Schaffer
Student at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, currently studying International Business, Marketing, and Management & Human Resources. Kendra is part of the Roosevelt Institution, a student-based think-tank that has chapters all over the US.

Maria Surma Manka
Has a background in energy policy and communications, and works in public relations for a Minneapolis agency. She writes for Green Options blog about the national renewable energy scene, and for her personal blog, Maria Energia.

Charles Salamone
Consultant with Cape Power Systems, provided support for activities such as wind power generation development on Cape Cod.

Erik Abend
Director, BTT Information Services

US Energy Information Administration