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Below we present you with a list of seven clean energy companies that have seen significant insider buying over the last six months, with increases in insider ownership above 2%.

If you're interested in clean tech, this list might offer you interesting starting point for your own analysis. Full details below.



1. American Superconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:AMSC): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $733.63M. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 1,508,478 shares, which represents a 28.4% increase in insider ownership. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 23.29% (equivalent to 6.95 days of average volume). The stock is currently stuck in a downtrend, trading -39.33% below its SMA20, -44.84% below its SMA50, and -51.78% below its SMA200. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 42.28% over the last week.



2. US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $335.81M. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 19,623 shares, which represents a 6.4% increase in insider ownership. The stock has had a couple of great days, gaining 5.95% over the last week.



3. Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC): Pollution & Treatment Controls Industry. Market cap of $925.78M. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 40,095 shares, which represents a 5.1% increase in insider ownership. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.76), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 8.1% (equivalent to 6.26 days of average volume). Exhibiting strong upside momentum--currently trading 8.43% above its SMA20, 12.55% above its SMA50, and 15.49% above its SMA200. The stock has had a good month, gaining 17.73%.



4. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR): Semiconductor Industry. Market cap of $2.87B. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 12,300 shares, which represents a 3.3% increase in insider ownership. The stock has lost 20.27% over the last year.



5. MGE Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE): Diversified Utilities Industry. Market cap of $963.92M. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 1,780 shares, which represents a 3.0% increase in insider ownership. Relatively low correlation to the market (beta = 0.3), which may be appealing to risk averse investors. Offers a good dividend, and appears to have good liquidity to back it up--dividend yield at 3.6%, current ratio at 2.0, and quick ratio at 1.42. The stock has gained 20.65% over the last year.



6. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $11.63B. Net shares purchased by insiders over the last six months at 1,732,695 shares, which represents a 3.0% increase in insider ownership. The stock has gained 4.38% over the last year.



*Insider buying data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, other relevant data sourced from Finviz.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

Source: Six Clean Energy Stocks Being Snapped Up by Insiders