The best Clean Energy ETFs

How to invest in clean energy using ETFs

0.35% p.a. - 0.78% 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?

The consumption of fossil fuels contributes to climate change. Emissions from the use of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and gas are considered the main cause of the global rise in temperatures and the resulting change in the world's climate.

A sustainable way out can be the use of renewable energies. This refers to the conversion of solar energy, hydropower, wind or tides into usable types of energy such as electricity. Experts regard this development as a megatrend. Companies that are active in this field of business can be tracked with an index and with ETFs.

This investment guide for clean energy will help you to select the best ETFs tracking indices on clean energy. Currently, there are 20 indices which are tracked by ETFs.
 

S&P Global Clean Energy performance

1 month: 1.55%
1 year: -22.24%
3 years: -27.82%
5 years: 44.09%
 

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

Provider
ISIN
  Fund size
in m GBP
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD (Dist)IE00B1XNHC34 2,542 0.65% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF DistFR0010524777 676 0.60% p.a. Distributing France Full replication
L&G Clean Energy UCITS ETFIE00BK5BCH80 217 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco Solar Energy UCITS ETF AccIE00BM8QRZ79 58 0.69% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF AccIE00BLRB0242 33 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
iShares Essential Metals Producers UCITS ETF USD (Acc)IE000ROSD5J6 17 0.55% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy UCITS ETF AccIE00BDBRT036 11 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Global SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy UCITS ETF 1CIE000JZYIUN0 11 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF AccFR0014002CG3 7 0.60% p.a. Accumulating France Full replication
CIRCA5000 Green Energy & Technology UCITS ETF USD ACCIE0007RRF713 4 0.49% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Amundi Global BioEnergy ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD AccLU1681046188 3 0.35% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
HANetf Sprott Energy Transition Materials UCITS ETFIE000K6PPGX7 3 0.75% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Global X Solar UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE000XD7KCJ7 3 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Global X Renewable Energy Producers UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE00BLCHJH52 3 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Global X Wind Energy UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE000JNHCBM6 2 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Global X CleanTech UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE00BMH5YL08 2 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF DistIE00BLRB0028 1 0.60% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
WisdomTree Renewable Energy UCITS ETF USD Unhedged AccIE000P3D0W60 1 0.45% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology Index UCITS ETFIE000Y61WD48 1 0.78% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Global X China Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD AccumulatingIE000TMA7T63 0 0.68% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Fidelity Clean Energy UCITS ETF ACC-USDIE0002MXIF34 - 0.50% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco Wind Energy UCITS ETF AccIE0008RX29L5 - 0.60% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication

Source: justETF.com; As of 16/06/2024

 

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 %
Invesco Wind Energy UCITS ETF Acc 6.70% 14.71% 20.50% 8.22% -
Amundi Global BioEnergy ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD Acc 1.15% 3.93% 0.54% 5.76% 72.98%
L&G Clean Energy UCITS ETF 10.24% 10.67% 11.70% -7.28% -8.30%
HANetf Sprott Energy Transition Materials UCITS ETF 3.73% 22.79% 15.28% -8.17% -
Global X Renewable Energy Producers UCITS ETF USD Accumulating 10.57% 10.14% 2.42% -10.65% -
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF Acc 8.55% 7.18% 2.47% -17.90% -42.13%
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF Dist 8.48% 7.21% 2.39% -17.93% -42.16%
Global X Wind Energy UCITS ETF USD Accumulating 6.36% 5.22% 0.38% -18.30% -
Xtrackers MSCI Global SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy UCITS ETF 1C 9.77% 9.30% 7.42% -18.47% -
Fidelity Clean Energy UCITS ETF ACC-USD 15.64% 13.77% 8.49% -18.55% -
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD (Dist) 11.01% 6.80% 5.30% -19.73% -25.34%
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF Dist 7.91% 9.86% 9.07% -19.81% -27.11%
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF Acc 7.92% 9.93% 9.12% -19.82% -27.21%
First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy UCITS ETF Acc 14.92% 6.24% 2.52% -23.59% -32.94%
Global X China Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -0.63% -0.21% 0.48% -25.38% -
Global X CleanTech UCITS ETF USD Accumulating 12.93% 9.39% 2.01% -28.24% -
Global X Solar UCITS ETF USD Accumulating 8.30% 2.09% 1.56% -32.15% -
Invesco Solar Energy UCITS ETF Acc 17.17% 10.87% 4.82% -33.01% -
CIRCA5000 Green Energy & Technology UCITS ETF USD ACC 7.71% 8.58% 14.08% - -
iShares Essential Metals Producers UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 2.21% 24.86% 24.19% - -
KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology Index UCITS ETF -0.24% -2.47% -8.89% - -
WisdomTree Renewable Energy UCITS ETF USD Unhedged Acc 6.53% 3.09% -2.73% - -
ETF   2024
in %
2023
in %
2022
in %
2021
in %
2020
in %
iShares Essential Metals Producers UCITS ETF USD (Acc) 11.33% - - - -
Invesco Wind Energy UCITS ETF Acc 8.22% -3.29% - - -
HANetf Sprott Energy Transition Materials UCITS ETF 6.02% - - - -
CIRCA5000 Green Energy & Technology UCITS ETF USD ACC 2.53% - - - -
L&G Clean Energy UCITS ETF 1.94% -13.54% 1.49% -5.15% -
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF Dist -0.12% -23.29% -8.34% -5.50% 56.16%
Amundi MSCI New Energy ESG Screened UCITS ETF Acc -0.84% -23.34% -8.30% - -
Global X China Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -2.02% -36.38% - - -
Amundi Global BioEnergy ESG Screened UCITS ETF USD Acc -2.54% -4.86% 63.14% 41.04% -34.08%
Xtrackers MSCI Global SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy UCITS ETF 1C -2.56% - - - -
Fidelity Clean Energy UCITS ETF ACC-USD -2.77% -21.68% - - -
iShares Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF USD (Dist) -4.38% -24.82% 6.16% -23.37% 132.42%
Global X Wind Energy UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -4.84% -23.66% - - -
Global X Renewable Energy Producers UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -6.41% -19.48% 0.72% - -
Global X CleanTech UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -6.83% -27.18% -6.47% - -
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF Acc -7.58% -16.24% -22.09% - -
Invesco Global Clean Energy UCITS ETF Dist -7.68% -16.20% -22.12% - -
Global X Solar UCITS ETF USD Accumulating -8.85% -37.12% - - -
Invesco Solar Energy UCITS ETF Acc -9.84% -30.89% 6.04% - -
KraneShares MSCI China Clean Technology Index UCITS ETF -9.88% - - - -
WisdomTree Renewable Energy UCITS ETF USD Unhedged Acc -11.02% - - - -
First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy UCITS ETF Acc -12.71% -15.35% -22.27% -9.58% 14.91%

Source: justETF.com; As of 31/05/2024; Calculations in GBP including dividends