Clean Edge and NASDAQ Team Up For New Clean Energy Index, Southwest Wind Power Sees Small Wind Getting Bigger

The state of the renewable energy industry can be measured by the stock value of individual companies. In recent years, many such companies have enjoyed unprecedented increases in share price. In this week’s edition of “Inside Renewable Energy,” we’ll talk to Ron Pernick, whose company, Clean Edge, recently joined forces with NASDAQ to create the NASDAQ Clean Edge U.S. Index. The index, which features a broad cross-section of clean energy companies, was made public in early May and will track the performance of renewable energy stocks for investors.

Pernick tells us why the clean energy market is booming and why the investment forecast is more favorable than ever. With large, multi-national companies turning hefty profits from their renewable energy divisions, renewable energy investment has gone mainstream, says Pernick. The key to continued success, he says, is reliable, long-term incentives. Wind power continues its impressive growth spurt in the U.S., and Wind Power 2006 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (June 4-7) will reflect a burgeoning industry. In this week’s podcast, Andy Kruse of Southwest Wind Power tells us why small wind is a big part of that picture. His company’s products are in greater demand than ever, says Kruse, and public awareness of the ease and efficiency of small-scale wind power generation is spreading fast. Innovations and new technologies will be an added boost to an already vibrant market, Kruse says. “Inside Renewable Energy” offers the latest in renewable energy news.

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