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“It’s practically impossible to exclude one of them,” she said in the Bloomberg article. “You can see in China the same thing, where there is a fairly strong policy on renewables, CO2 pricing and they are working on energy efficiency. Sometimes we have overlapping targets, but sometimes you need overlapping targets to see that you are developing into a stable situation.”

As the effects of climate change grow more pressing, industries have popped up, catering toward the shift to clean energy. Investors who would like to gain exposure to the shift away from fossil fuels and into alternative energy sources can take a look at clean energy-related ETFs.

Broad clean energy ETFs include:

  • PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio (NYSEArca: PBW)
  • First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund (NasdaqGS: QCLN)
  • PowerShares Cleantech Portfolio (NYSEArca: PZD)
  • PowerShares Global Clean Energy Portfolio (NYSEArca: PBD)
  • Market Vectors Global Alternative Energy ETF (NYSEArca: GEX)
  • iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (NYSEArca: ICLN)

Solar ETFs:

  • Guggenheim Solar ETF (NYSEArca: TAN)
  • Market Vectors Solar Energy ETF (NYSEArca: KWT)

Wind ETFs:

  • First Trust ISE Global Wind Energy Index Fund (NYSEArca: FAN)
  • PowerShares Global Wind Energy Portfolio (NYSEArca: PWND)

For more information on the clean energy sector, visit our clean energy category.

Max Chen contributed to this article.