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The Best Green Energy Investment You Can Buy Now. The Only Clean Energy Investment You'll Ever Need

The planet is in the beginning of a paradigm shift of nearly total reliance on fossil fuels to greater renewable energy supply and consumption.

Global investment is booming in the green transition led primarily by wind, solar, and recently electric vehicles. In fact, last year's investments into green energies reached a $1 trillion milestone, which is comparable to investments in fossil fuels for the first time ever.

There are many ways to invest in this trend; however, the best way to do so seems to be First Trust NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index ETF (QCLN).

The QCLN ETF is the only renewable energy investment you will likely ever need to capitalize on this massive opportunity.

And make no mistake, the green revolution is here and ready for prime time.

Net-zero and clean energy initiatives by companies and governments are leading this new era. Increasing climate change awareness represents a change in how we produce power.

The U.S. Energy department envisions a future where wind energy provides 35% of the nation’s electrical consumptions by 2050.

The average cost of solar panels has decreased 70% since 2014, and there are estimates that by 2050, 1 in 7 homes will use photovoltaic solar panels.

It will make less sense to not own electric vehicles as electric vehicle battery technology improves and economies of scale decrease the price of an electric car to comparable prices of traditional gasoline vehicles. Electric cars do not require oil changes, timing belt replacements, or engine repairs. Charging an electric vehicle also costs less than buying gasoline at the pump. Overall, electric vehicles are about half as expensive to fuel and maintain than traditional cars.

And, there are so many other facets of clean energy technologies that can deliver market-beating returns for investors including advanced materials such as lithium, geothermal energy, hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicle charging stations, and energy intelligence.

Investors can gain exposure to all of these green energy growth trends in a simple, convenient investment into the QCLN ETF.

Currently, QCLN is probably the best risk-adjusted bet that you can buy due to its diversification and history of performance.

When compared to other top green energy ETFs in the market (such as iShares Global Green Energy ETF (ICLN), Invesco Solar ETF (TAN), Global X CleanTech ETF (CTEC), and Invesco Wilderhill Clean Energy ETF (PBW)), there is no contest. QCLN’s price performance has massively outperformed its peers over long time horizons.

The secret to QCLN’s success may be that it is one of the most diversified green energy funds covering virtually every green energy technology.

QCLN stands apart from the rest as the most heavily weighted towards giant and large market cap stocks.

The fund has one of the highest percentage exposures to electric vehicle stocks such as Tesla, Lucid, and Rivian.

The fund is also the most heavily weighted towards North American companies.

QCLN offers this stellar track record with a very reasonable expense ratio of 0.58% (ICLN and TAN have expense ratios of 0.42% and 0.66% respectively).

From 1776 until around 1850, wood was basically the only energy source available, meaning that 100% of US energy was renewable. In around 1850, fossil fuels such as petroleum, natural gas, and coal emerged as energy sources and grew to around 80% of total United States energy today.

The oil industry went parabolic from the 1850s onwards. Investors who were alive at the time and invested into the Standard Oil Company and Trust founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1870 for the long term created massive generational wealth. Rockefeller mansions still stand today in the New York City area.

The opportunity in green energy technologies such as wind, solar, and electric vehicles among others today is the same opportunity as investing in oil in 1850.

The companies that solve the problems or headwinds surrounding clean energy will become the largest companies in the world similar to how the petroleum and natural gas companies, Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil, are the fourth and twelfth largest companies in the world by market capitalization today. There is a reason why Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, is projected to possibly be the world’s first trillionaire.

However, similar to how lumberjacks didn't threw away their axes in 1850, and wood remained a prevalent energy source for years afterwards, so, too, will the green revolution take decades.

Every new traditional gasoline vehicle created today will probably be on the road for at least 10 years. Even with clear, decisive global action, it will take time for the infrastructure and technology to be in place for the world to be powered from wind, solar, fuel cell, or geothermal energies.

It’s impossible to predict which clean energy companies or technology will deliver the best return for investors over the next few years or decades. It will certainly be a technological race resulting in certain stocks in the sector bottoming to zero while others will produce spectacular returns.

Therefore, the most optimal way to invest in this bullish renewable energy trend is a diverse basket of leading companies through an exchange traded fund (ETF).

Some people have the risk-tolerance to pick individual renewable energy equities, but for everyone else, adding QCLN to a diversified portfolio is a sound option that should produce strong, market-beating gains for patient investors.

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