The mission of the Cleantech Party is to elect federal and state candidates who support clean energy, advocate for new technologies that grow our economy and address climate change, and advance market solutions that eliminate distortions in the economy from pollution and fossil fuel externalities.  

Congratulations on Another Successful Cleantech Event!

Thank You for Another Successful Cleantech Event in San Francisco on Sept. 10, 2019 to Flip Virginia in November 2019!

We raised $110,000 for 10 critical Virginia State Legislative races to flip the Senate and House of Delegates and End Gerrymandering. To finish the job we started in 2017, when we replaced 6 climate deniers with Clean Energy Champions, we raised money for these outstanding candidates:

  • Alex Askew Hala Ayala

  • Joshua Cole Kelly Covirs-Fowler

  • Wendy Gooditis Ghazala Hashmi

  • Phil Hernandez Debra Rodman

  • Shelly Simonds Kath Tran

Thank you Governor Terry McAuliffe and Co-Sponsors NextGen America, League of Conservation Voters and Sister District!

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Sister District Co-Founder Rita Bosworth

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Sister District Co-Founder Rita Bosworth

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Cleantech Party Member Daisy Pistey-Lyhne.

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Cleantech Party Member Daisy Pistey-Lyhne.


We are energy and technology professionals and policy advocates engaged in the electoral process. We are a strong voice in the political arena to advance a clean energy economy and the technologies that create it.   

Since its origins in 2008 as Cleantech for Obama (CTO), the Cleantech Party has raised over $1.2 million for Presidential, Congressional, and state candidates who are leaders in clean energy and climate policy.  

  • In 2018, we raised $500,000 for the mid-terms to flip 10 California Congressional seats held by climate deniers;

  • In 2017, we raised $240,000 with NextGen America for Virginia’s statewide offices and 6 House of Delegate clean energy champions. All of our candidates won!

  • In the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Presidential elections, we held events across the country, raising over $600,000.  

We are an all-volunteer organization. All money raised by the Cleantech Party goes directly to the candidates. No staff or overhead expenses.


Events:  Our 'Cleantech Parties'  bring together the energy and technology community to raise money for dynamic leaders on clean energy and climate change.  And we have lots of fun doing it by packing awesome venues with all your closest, coolest cleantech colleagues, inviting inspirational speakers, playing great music, and serving delicious food and beverages.

Grassroots Engagement:  When we find candidates who are leaders on issues like renewable portfolio standards, cap-and-trade, or electric vehicles, we mobilize our community to knock-on doors, make phone calls and develop policy. 

Advocacy: Our community is hundreds strong, made up of some of the smartest energy and climate doers out there. Because not all good candidates know as much about cleantech as they should, we advocate and educate leaders to help them to become even more effective on critical clean energy and climate policy.


about us

We're bringing together like minded people to focus the political debate on the issues that advance Cleantech.


Join Us

We're looking for catalysts + organizers who can serve as advisors and help us organize events in a number of cities.