In today's great energy debate, it often seems like you have to be on one side or the other. You are either for oil and gas or for renewables. Realistically, however, it is likely that a combination of fossil fuels and alternative energy will be our path forward. In this video, contributor Aimee Duffy talks to fellow contributor Tyler Crowe about four companies that give investors exposure to a multitude of energy options, covering everything from oil and gas to wind and solar.

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