The global energy landscape has changed dramatically over the last decade, primarily as a result of the significant growth in production and exports of oil and natural gas from the United States. However, as world governments and corporations become increasingly focused on moving away from fossil fuels, another energy transformation is underway. Alternative energy is poised to become an increasingly important part of the US and global energy landscape. From an investment perspective, clean energy presents an opportunity for investors to add growth to their portfolios while participating in the push towards a carbon-neutral world. This report provides an introduction to the Ardour Global Alternative Energy Extra-Liquid Index (AGIXL), an overview of current trends in the industry, and key considerations for investing in the alternative energy space.