We can accelerate the greening of the U.S. electricity grid in the next 10 years through the force of everyday actions.

Who we are


Clearloop was founded by three Tennesseans—including former governor Phil Bredesen—who want to make sure that the innovation and benefits of renewable energy reach all communities around our country equally, starting with the communities in our own backyard that are getting left behind. 

We’re taking the lesson 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.

We fundamentally believe that product-by-product we can help clear out the carbon from the U.S electricity grid by 2050. Together we can do it.

Laura Zapata

CEO & Founder

“If we’re successful, we will not only be helping brands and businesses reclaim their carbon footprints, but we will be expanding access to clean energy to corners of our country that are often forgotten. 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.”

Gov. Phil Bredesen

Executive Chairman of the Board & Founder

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.

Bob Corney

COO & Founder

“To many, including me not long ago, the climate crisis seems too big and complex for one person to have an impact.  The reality is that with focus, we can.  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.”

What we’re doing

You help Clearloop build solar projects, reducing carbon and boosting communities. In a post COVID-19 world, position your company to lead the charge in building a healthier, more resilient American economy, starting in the communities that are getting left behind in the clean energy transition. Offer a ray of sunshine and become the leader that the American economy needs following this global crisis.

What we offer

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:

  1. Make it easy for companies to understand the offsetting process
  2. Replace the dirty electricity polluting our air
  3. Amplify brands with a clear and tangible purpose

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™.

Where we’re building


Clearloop is disrupting the way clean energy projects are built.

 

We are driving a new, renewable energy generation. 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’s 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 brands with a clear and tangible purpose: greening the U.S grid.

We don’t focus on purchasing power to finance the construction of new, clean energy facilities. Clearloop charges a company a small fee based on the carbon footprint of each of the products it is reclaiming. Those funds are used to build the facility that will be powering our everyday activities with renewable energy.

Why it matters

Cutting through scopes 1, 2 & 3: 100% carbon footprint

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.

Tackling the biggest target: U.S. electricity grid

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.

Opening the solar market to more companies

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.

What they’re saying

Carbon offsetting can be a tool of environmental justice

One of the most innovative conceptual approaches to carbon offsetting, however—an approach with environmental and climate justice at the very core of its concept—comes from the middle of the country, not Silicon Valley. Nashville-based startup Clearloop generates carbon offsets by using corporate decarbonization investments to build new clean energy infrastructure in the dirtiest parts of the US grid.
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Solar in the Shadows: Expanding Access to Clean Energy in Forgotten America

Voluntary corporate investment in renewable energy has been a powerful force in decarbonizing our electricity grid. However, limits in the options available to companies has resulted in the majority of this investment in certain parts of the country—leaving entire communities behind.
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Clearing the pathway for Private Sector Action to Accelerate America’s Clean Energy Transition

Clearloop’s program allows for companies to directly support the expedited deployment of new renewable energy projects reducing greenhouse gas emissions… Clearloop’s approach combines the additionality of the (V)PPA with the simplicity of a REC or carbon offset transaction.
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