1 Alternative-Energy Industry to Avoid

In this edition of MarketFoolery, Motley Fool analysts answer a question from a reader regarding one alternative-energy stock.

While the alternative-energy space has enormous potential, it also carries huge risk. It's often very difficult to get alternative-energy sources adopted by the general public. To that end, the gang recommends steering clear of the company in question, because it's a penny stock and by nature carries more volatility and risk than we suggest investors take on. Instead, they recommend two specific alternatives: Clean Energy Fuels and General Electric.

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