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Trevor Winnie is the senior research analyst at Clean Edge, a Portland-based research and advisory firm devoted to the clean-tech sector. Clean Edge has been tracking the global rise of clean tech since 2000 and has played an important role in helping define the rapidly growing industry by delivering timely data, expert analysis, and comprehensive insights to key industry stakeholders. Trevor has been involved in a range of activities during his several years at the company and has co-authored a number of Clean Edge publications, including the company’s Clean Energy Trends report series. He has also led development of several of the company’s products, including its NASDAQ-listed stock indexes and annually-published State Clean Energy Index.Working with his Clean Edge colleagues Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder (also E2 members), Trevor served as a contributing author on the forthcoming book Clean Tech Nation to be published by HarperCollins in September 2012. The book takes an in-depth look at clean-tech activity in the U.S. and explores how the country can best compete in the global clean-tech economy of the 21st century. Clean Tech Nation is a follow-up to Pernick and Wilder’s The Clean Tech Revolution (HarperCollins, 2007). Trevor was first introduced to E2 through the organization’s sponsorship of Clean Edge’s Clean Energy Trends report. Attracted by the opportunity to advocate the economic case for environmental policy, Trevor explored how to become more involved in E2’s mission and quickly found himself serving as one of the directors of the Pacific Northwest chapter. As a chapter director he has helped organize local events, raised awareness of issues through the publishing of op-eds, and worked with other PNW directors to grow the network of E2’s youngest chapter. Trevor joined E2’s delegation to Washington, D.C. in April 2012, meeting with a number of Congress members and key government officials to make the business-case for supportive clean-energy policy. A recap of his experience can be found in an opinion piece posted on the Clean Edge website.E2 has served a unique purpose for Trevor. “My work at Clean Edge is largely intended to educate and provide critical analysis of the clean-tech industry. This doesn’t leave much room to play cheerleader for the environment or for climate-saving clean energy technologies. E2 has served as a great channel for me to combine these two perspectives and voice my support for environmentalism through a focus on the economic opportunity.”