Shares of power producers fell slightly as Treasury yields finished mixed.
Investors piled into renewable-energy investments in bets that the Biden administration would follow through on promises to shift the U.S. away from carbon fuels.
The Invesco Solar exchange-traded fund, a proxy for investors' climate-change policy expectations, rose by more than 5% Thursday.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, President Joe Biden's special envoy for international climate-change negotiations, said the U.S. was rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and would push for further progress on the issue.
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