10 Twitter accounts to keep you cleantech savvy
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The Energy Collective: @EnergyCollectiv
The Energy Collective (@EnergyCollectiv) is a great resource for research, news, and information about the energy industry, from solar to wind to smart grids. A network of researchers reports and analyzes the industry, and offers webinars, e-books, and reports. They mostly tweet about their own research.
Greentech Media: @greentechmedia
Greentech Media (@greentechmedia) just does some awesome reporting on the energy industry, particularly focused on solar power and the smart grid. GTM also gets exclusive interviews with leaders in the industry and always tweets useful information. The team also has a weekly podcast called The Energy Gang.
GTM Research: @GTMResearch
GTM Research (@GTMResearch) is Greentech Media’s R&D leg, and the team regularly tweets their own proprietary research, which is quite useful.
Cleantech Group: @cleantechgroup
The Cleantech Group (@cleantechgroup) is a network that promotes sustainable innovation. It connects investors, startups, corporations, and experts in the industry, and hosts conferences and summits year-round. They live tweet most of their events, and RT important cleantech news, particularly from San Francisco and London.
The US Energy Information Administration (@EIAgov) is a good account to follow for sound statistics about the energy industry, especially as solar is growing so rapidly in the US.
Energy Department: @ENERGY
The Department of Energy (@ENERGY) is fairly active on Twitter, and is trying to promote a progressive, plugged-in image. They tweet a lot about fuel efficiency and saving money, and of course work closely with EIA.
Cleantech Open: @cleantechopen
Cleantech Open (@cleantechopen) runs the world’s largest cleantech accelerator. Register for events, pitch your ideas, and try to become the next great cleantech startup. The account tweets about alumni, as well as important cleantech news.
The Climate Group: @ClimateGroup
The Climate Group (@ClimateGroup) mostly just RTs news and information about climate change and energy news. The best part of the Twitter account is that they tweet quotes from leaders in the industry, as well as information about conferences for startups and entrepreneurs to attend.
Sustainable Cities: @sustaincities
Sustainable Cities (@sustaincities) is an online community of bloggers that write and promote urban environmentalism and sustainable building. A lot of their tweets are about real estate, business, and urban growth — a side to the cleantech industry that’s oft-forgotten, but extremely important.
You can’t follow cleantech news without knowing the latest about SolarCity (@solarcity). The company is always innovating, and tweets about customers and employees to make it a little more personal.