100% reclaimed carbon footprint™
Clearloop was founded as a carbon solution by three Tennesseans who want to ensure that the environmental, health, and economic benefits of clean energy reach the communities that need them the most, beginning in our own backyard.
We’re harnessing the power of the private sector by working with companies of all sizes to tackle their carbon footprint and support the development of new solar projects in communities otherwise getting left behind. When a company partners with Clearloop to reclaim their carbon footprint, they’re taking responsibility for their emissions and helping to deploy new solar projects that clean up the grid by replacing fossil fuel power plants with carbon-free electricity.
We take lessons from our background in politics where individual actions looped together can be a powerful force. Clearloop amplifies the power of brands by turning individual everyday purchases into clean energy.
The electricity grid is the biggest, near-term opportunity we have to decarbonize our economy at scale. We need more companies to help us deploy more clean energy projects and we need to invest intentionally in communities traditionally left behind in order to have an equitable energy transition.
Clearloop was acquired by Silicon Ranch, one of the largest Independent Power Producers in the United States to help us deliver on that core promise at scale. Individually, our companies have pioneered innovations in the renewable energy and carbon markets.
Together, we will unlock even more innovation to support growing corporate climate ambitions and maximize the environmental, economic, and social impact of solar development for communities across our country. We fundamentally believe that we can make solar do more, for more communities. Product-by-product we can help clear out the carbon from the U.S electricity grid by 2050.
CEO + Founder
COO + Founder
Policy Research Director
Chief Development Officer Silicon Ranch + Clearloop Chairman
“We started Clearloop as total outsiders to the world of corporate sustainability, but with a deep passion to get in there, figure things out, and get things done. We’ve amassed some incredible support from academics, non-profits, companies, and just individuals who believe that we don’t have to sit around in despair–the beauty of climate action is that there’s room for bold, optimistic, and pragmatic solutions. Let’s dig in.”
With Clearloop, companies are taking out the carbon they put in by building new solar projects that will help replace dirty electricity in communities across the U.S. These communities are getting left behind and don’t have access to clean energy.
Clearloop is here to help you. We can:
All of these steps are focused on one goal: greening the U.S. grid.
Companies that sign up with Clearloop are certifying that their products and services have a 100% reclaimed carbon footprint™.
Lots of companies want to take responsibility for their carbon footprint and invest in new, clean energy projects that can help offset their environmental impact. But it can be hard, confusing, and expensive. Plus, there’s lots of paperwork to figure out the steps and if it’s all worth it.
Clearloop is here to simplify the process—making it easy for companies to replace the dirty electricity polluting our air while amplifying their brand towards a meaningful purpose: greening the U.S solar grid. We don’t just purchase energy off of existing solar projects, we build new ones.
Clearloop charges their partners a small fee based on a percentage of their product’s carbon footprint. Those funds are used to build the new solar projects in the middle of the U.S. where solar power is needed the most.
We partner with companies of all sizes to rethink their carbon footprint and expand access to clean energy.
Clearloop focuses on expanding access to clean energy in parts of the country that need it most. Building solar energy projects in places like Tennessee and Mississippi removes more carbon from the grid than other states. We expand solar energy to places where it can do the most good.
“Aside from taking responsibility for recycling, energy conservation, and more sustainable living, our engagement with the brands we love and use every day can be harnessed to have a multiplying effect. By reclaiming the carbon emissions of our purchases from the US electric grid, we can eliminate almost a third of all carbon emissions in the US economy. This is among the greatest near term, large scale opportunities to make the US economy more sustainable and more resilient. This is the foundation of Clearloop and we hope you and your favorite brands will join us on the journey.”
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Did you know that more than 75% of a product’s carbon footprint comes from outside of the company’s own direct operations? Depending on the product, the biggest emissions could come from either the initial production of raw material or from the transportation or refrigeration of the finished product. Unfortunately, companies have very few tools to help them tackle the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint. Clearloop is here to help.
The U.S electricity grid continues to be one of the world’s worst generators of greenhouse gas emissions. With higher demands on the grid from electric technologies—emissions are on the rise. In fact, if the Southern U.S. were a country, it would be the 6th largest polluter of greenhouse gas emissions in the world. Clearloop deliberately targets the greening of the grid to drive the fastest carbon reductions.
Today, many companies are excluded from commissioning and participating in new solar projects. Clearloop wants to change that. We partner with companies of all sizes, helping them to reclaim their carbon footprint and join our efforts in greening the grid.
That is why Clearloop is working with companies to offset their carbon footprint by targeting and clearing the U.S. electrical grid. Clearloop is a transformative way for businesses to measurably clear greenhouse gas emissions while empowering their customers to use their purchasing power to accelerate the greening of the grid…one product at a time.
“By combining Silicon Ranch’s unparalleled solar development record with our industry-leading Regenerative Energy and Clearloop programs, we are integrating Agrovoltaics and innovative carbon solutions into the wider Silicon Ranch value proposition that will collectively work to modernize land use, expand access to clean energy, and deliver economic and social lift. This transformative approach unlocks renewable energy for customers and communities that previously had little to no access to the benefits of responsibly developed Solar Farms.”
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Bob Corney cut his teeth on local political campaigns in the late 1980s, embarking on a three decade career spanning politics, public service and public affairs with stints in the White House, Tennessee State Capitol and corporate C-suites. In addition to leading partnerships across Clearloop, he leads efforts to expand the ambition of corporate climate action through academic, institutional and advocacy efforts. At the core of this work is a common sense focus on decarbonizing the US electric grid, expanding access to clean energy for all and ensuring robust and tangible economic and social benefits in the communities currently getting left behind in the clean energy transition.
Corney has lived in Nashville on and off since childhood and makes it home once again with his wife and children.
As Clearloop’s Director of Policy Research, Bahaa is responsible for supporting solar project development by researching regulatory, interconnection, and permitting processes. He works closely with the rest of Clearloop’s and Silicon Ranch’s leadership team to build the investment case for its solar project pipeline and collaborating with the community relations teams to build support for solar generation.
As our Partnerships Lead, Emily is focused on identifying, building, and maintaining relationships with Clearloop’s corporate partners and helping them reach a wide range of ESG and sustainability goals. She is also tasked with creating and managing a sales engine that is capable of scaling with Clearloop. Emily’s work directly supports the needs of Clearloop’s growing partnership base and the company’s vision for rapid and equitable decarbonization of the U.S. electricity grid.
Chief Development officer Silicon Ranch + Clearloop Chairman
As Silicon Ranch’s Chief Development Officer and Chairman of Clearloop, Boris is charged with leading the future growth of Silicon Ranch by expanding its project inventory into new markets and use cases across the U.S., and by advancing new product offerings around the company’s carbon solutions business Clearloop and its agrivoltaics solution Regenerative Energy. His role helps bridge together the unique offerings of Silicon Ranch, Clearloop and Regenerative Energy to meet growing customer climate ambitions and deliver tangible environmental, social, and economic impact for our customers and the communities in which we work.
A big believer that there are lots of ways of getting things done. Phil Bredesen is a former Nashville Mayor, Tennessee Governor, CEO, and a successful serial entrepreneur. As mayor of Nashville, Bredesen founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, which has protected more than 126,000 acres to date. As Governor, Phil Bredesen helped establish Tennessee’s largest conservation effort since the dedication of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, saving 127,000 acres in the Cumberland Plateau. As a businessman, Bredesen founded Silicon Ranch, one of the largest solar Independent Power Producers in the country. Today, Governor Bredesen is using his experience in the public and private sector to help build Clearloop as a helpful tool for companies of all sizes to make their climate investments have tangible social and economic benefits in communities across Middle America.
Laura Zapata has made a career in crisis communications and reputation management having worked in Congress, political campaigns, and Uber. She’s now helping companies reach their net-zero and ESG goals with tangible climate action and ensure that the environmental, health, and economic benefits of new solar projects reach American communities getting left behind.
Zapata is a strong believer that solar can do more if we’re intentional about the communities where we invest and is eager to tap into the economic power of more companies as they seek to tackle their carbon footprint and strive for an equitable clean energy transition. Zapata immigrated from Colombia, was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
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