The Best And Worst Alternative Energy ETFs Of 2012

Alternative energy had another poor year, as these investments seem to fall by the wayside compared to fossil fuels. Though many agree that we need to shift our current energy consumption, it looks like new technologies are giving way to a natural gas revolution rather than an alternative energy revolution. Luckily for proponents of green technology, Barack Obama secured another four years in the White House, and he has been generally outspoken on his approval of these energy sources [for more alternative energy news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Which Wind Energy ETF Is Right For You? FAN vs. PWND

When it comes to alternative energy sources, wind power is perhaps one of the most popular choices, as numerous countries across the globe have taken steps to ween themselves off of fossil fuels. Wind power involves harnessing the natural energy of the wind and converting and storing this energy into a useful form. Although the alternative power source is not considered to be a traditional commodity, it has been able to hold its ground in the financial universe, seeing as how its future development could have a major impact on other commodities [for more wind news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Investing in Wind Power: The Definitive Guide

Wind power is one of the most prevalent forms of alternative energy in the world, as numerous countries have taken major steps towards weening themselves off of fossil fuels. Currently, wind power amounts to just over 2% of the world’s energy supply, but at current robust growth rates, this figure is predicted to hit 8% by 2018. From the years 2000 to 2011, global wind power capacity has increased from just 17.4 GW to 239 GW, representing a 1,274% change, as this budding industry is enjoying exponential growth in technology. While wind energy companies have yet to recover from the financial crisis, the investor who gets into this market before it kicks off again could reap the benefits [for more wind news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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The Ultimate Guide To Wind Power Investing

Wind power is one of the most prevalent forms of alternative energy in the world, as numerous countries have taken major steps towards weening themselves off of fossil fuels. Currently, wind power amounts to just over 2% of the world’s energy supply, but at current robust growth rates, this figure is predicted to hit 8% by 2018. From the years 2000 to 2010, global wind power capacity has increased from just 17.4 GW to 194.4 GW, representing a 1,017% change, as this budding industry is enjoying exponential growth in a number of developed and emerging markets alike [see also Crude Oil Crushed: Buy or Sell?].

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