Clean-Tech investments grow and fluctuate with markets
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 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.
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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.
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