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Clean-Tech is the latest alternative investment hot-button

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Clean-Tech is the latest investment hot-button for venture capitalists as well as investment management companies such as index funds.

Investing in clean-energy technologies like solar photovoltaics, biofuels, and advanced batteries is the wave of the future, the First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index Fund (Nasdaq: QCLN)

Launched in mid-February, 2007 it includes 46 stocks of companies involved in clean energy, solar, and biofuels, and it tracks the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Liquid Series Index. Top sector exposure for QCLN is in Information Tech, at 61%, Industrials at 23%, and Materials at 11%.

According to Clean Edge research,

  • Biofuels, ethanol, and biodiesel will grow from $15.7 billion in 2005 to $52.5 billion by 2015
  • Wind power will expand from $11.8 billion in 2005 to $48.5 billion in 2015
  • Solar photovoltaics will grow from an $11.2 billion industry in 2005 to $51.1 billion by 2015 The solar industry has had difficulty lately getting enough silicon feedstock to keep pace with demand, which has put upward pressure on costs.

    Biofuels have experienced a run-up in feedstock prices and also face distribution channel restrictions.

    Wind power faces a number of constraints, from people who don't want turbines in their backyard to environmentalists who worry about the impact on wildlife.

    Additional funds include:

  • PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Index (AMEX: PBW),
  • PowerShares WilderHill Progressive Energy Portfolio (AMEX: PUW)
  • PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (AMEX: PZD)

    Putting their money where their lungs are...

    Goldman Sachs, the world's premier investment bank, has designed its new-world headquarters to incorporate "green" building technologies, including water and energy conservation and recycled materials. Investment bankers usually focus on another kind of green, but this project is a clear sign that environmental consciousness is increasingly mainstream.

    SOURCE: Motley Fool

    Cleantech Venture Network

    The Cleantech Venture Network® LLC is a membership organization bringing insight, opportunities and relationships to investors, entrepreneurs and service providers interested in clean technology. We introduced the "cleantech" concept in 2002 and have since popularized it as a viable investment category. We believe cleantech is one of the next and necessary waves of business innovation.



    Green Coast Foundation

    375 S Crescent Heights Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Tel: (323) 936-9094

    The Green Coast Foundation uses leading-edge quantitative market assessment tools to evaluate the attitudes and preferences of both consumers and commercial customers throughout California. We then provide this information to help stakeholders develop both policies and products that will more efficiently foster California’s market for Green Energy.

    California Biomass Collaborative

    Biological & Agricultural Engineering
    University of California
    1 Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616-5924
    Phone: 530-752-1421
    Fax: 530-752-2640

    The mission of the California Biomass Collaborative is to enhance the sustainable management and development of biomass in California. To fulfill this mission, the Collaborative plans to administer a comprehensive statewide collaborative program in scientific research and innovation, technology development, demonstration, and deployment, and education and training, to support and integrate efforts of the State in advancing efficient, safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound biomass systems.

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