The best Clean Energy ETFs

How to invest in clean energy using ETFs

0.60% p.a. - 0.65% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of clean energy ETFs
on clean energy, which are tracked by ETFs
on clean energy
The best indices for clean energy ETFs

How do I invest in clean energy stocks?

Sustainable investment is the trend. More and more investors are opting to invest in products that have been compiled according to sustainability criteria. Index and ETF providers account for this by constantly expanding their range of sustainable indices and ETFs.

A special form of sustainable investment is represented by products that are explicitly geared towards clean energy. These are attractive to many investors not only for ethical reasons. Rather, given the inevitable move away from traditional forms of power generation, such as fossil fuels and nuclear energy, clean energy technologies will play a central role in the future. Consequently, clean energy can undoubtedly be described as a megatrend.

This Investment Guide for clean energy will help you to select the best ETFs tracking indices on clean energy. Currently, there are 2 indices which are tracked by ETFs.

S&P Global Clean Energy performance

1 month: 18.63%
1 year: 68.46%
3 years: 110.86%
5 years: 106.89%

Clean Energy ETFs in comparison

The most important factors at a glance

When choosing a clean energy ETF one should consider several other factors in addition to the methodology of the underlying index and performance of an ETF. For better comparison, you will find a list of all clean energy ETFs with details on size, cost, age, income, domicile and replication method ranked by fund size.

Compare all clean energy ETFs in detail
Compare all clean energy ETFs in a chart

  Fund size
in m CHF
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETFIE00B1XNHC34 2,318 0.65% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Lyxor New Energy (DR) UCITS ETF - DistFR0010524777 627 0.60% p.a. Distributing France Full replication

Source:; As of 24/10/20


Return comparison of all clean energy ETFs

The table shows the returns of all clean energy ETFs in comparison. All return figures are including dividends as of month end. Besides the return the reference date on which you conduct the comparison is important. In order to find the best ETFs, you can also perform a chart comparison.

ETF   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF 9.64% 43.40% 87.60% 58.22% 105.32%
Lyxor New Energy (DR) UCITS ETF - Dist 2.14% 16.14% 39.98% 33.59% 58.54%
ETF   2020
in %
in %
in %
in %
in %
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF 49.17% 41.09% -8.26% 15.15% -14.53%
Lyxor New Energy (DR) UCITS ETF - Dist 19.35% 42.06% -11.09% 25.57% 4.79%

Source:; As of 30/09/20; Calculations in CHF including dividends