Creaky Power Grid Could Black Out Solar, Wind ETFs | Page 2 of 2 | ETF Trends

Could our aging electrical grid hamper the growth of alternative energy ETFs in the long run? One possible solution to the problem would be more use of “demand-side resources,” deals with customers to cut consumption in periods of high energy use.

Will Barack Obama help the issue? One of his big pushes will be for improvements to the country’s infrastructure.

Claymore/MAC Global Solar Energy (TAN) is down 58.8% since its April 15 inception.

PowerShares Global Wind Energy (PWND) is down 54.6% since its July 8 inception.

Wind Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)