Collaborating for the greater good of California

What We Do

iconClean Tech Advocates proactively collaborates with its clients to shape environmental policy for the greater good of California.

We help clients in the private and public sectors navigate the complexities of California’s political and regulatory landscape.

Our deep knowledge of California uniquely equips us to help clients identify new market opportunities and to better align their business plan with relevant public policy.

    Our unique fusion of multidisciplinary services includes:
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Environmental Policy Consulting
  • Expert Advisory re: Energy, Water, Agriculture, Transportation and more
  • State Administrative & Regulatory Agency Relations

Bottom line: We help innovators, investors, public agencies, and businesses take action and access expert advice, funding, and advocacy critical to their success.

Who We Are

Linda S. Adams

Linda S. Adams

Linda S. Adams
Governor Schwarzenegger described her as, “A mover and a shaker in California’s . . .
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James D. “Jim” Boyd

James D. “Jim” Boyd

James D. “Jim” Boyd
Respect and wisdom are the key qualities that define Jim Boyd to
others . . .
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Patrick D. Leathers

Patrick D. Leathers

Patrick D. Leathers
Farmer. Business Owner. Attorney. Regardless of his role, legislative advocate. . .
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Elaine Berghausen

Elaine Berghausen

Elaine Berghausen
When it comes to the complex language of California’s State
financial . . .
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Who We Serve

icon Clean Tech Advocates serves innovators, implementers and supporters, such as:
  • Technology firms
  • Businesses and corporations
  • Public and private investors
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Public agencies
    We welcome collaboration with:
  • Attorneys and other professionals
  • Environmental engineering firms
  • Legislative advocates & consultants
  • Technology & Business alliances
  • Public Private Partnerships

Our team has dedicated our lives and careers to public service in Sacramento, and as a result, we are uniquely qualified to help. We are local natives, fluent in the language and culture, who sustain key relationships--and get things done.

    Our long-term goal? We want to help:
  • Create jobs
  • Protect public health
  • Develop California’s economy

We invite you to join us on our quest to renew and sustain California's Golden State legacy.

Contact us to learn more.

Press Releases and Articles

California Carbon Market Creating Win-Win Opportunities

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Can California’s emerging carbon market, created under the state’s landmark greenhouse gas reduction and clean energy law, give landowners an alternative to timber harvesting, reward them for sustainable forest management and protect old growth trees from being cut down and sold overseas? Indeed, it can, and much more, says Linda Adams, an original architect of the carbon reduction policies that grew out of the law during her tenure as California Secretary for Environmental Protection. Now a partner at Clean Tech Advocates, Adams works with a Sacramento-based team of experts to help companies, agencies and organizations navigate California’s complex environmental and regulatory policy arena, as well as develop new opportunities in the carbon market…

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Stakeholders Urged to Engage Quickly As Water Bond Fund Competition Heats Up

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Water stakeholders in California must step up quickly and stay actively involved as competition heats up for grants funded by Proposition 1, the $7.5 billion state water bond approved by voters last November. “The challenge is that there is just not enough money in the bond act to meet all the water needs identified by the Legislature in 2009,” said Elaine Berghausen, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Bonds and Grants with the California Resources Agency. “That means the competition for funding under the bond will be even more intense…

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California Must Embrace the Challenge of Reclaiming a Leadership Role

By James Boyd

California of late has managed to stem the bleeding in its economy. The Executive and Legislative Branches of our government, in concert with the people, have acted and voted on matters that dress the wounds in the California government fiscal picture.

Now we must all commit to finishing the job of burnishing our golden heritage and reclaiming our rightful place as the Nation State of California, one of the great economies of the world…

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