Energy has many definitions, but for investors looking for the best energy stocks on the ASX, they need only pay attention to one: Energy is the power needed to provide light, heat, and to work machines. ASX energy stocks are producers of that power.

Investors in the mid-1900’s had three energy-producing sources to consider – petroleum, gas, and coal.  Choices from ASX energy stocks proliferated as multiple other sources came into play. This can be as seen in the following graph from

global primary energy consumption by source chart 2024


The graph tells us that investors looking for the best ASX energy stocks to buy now have choices beyond the more traditional producers of coal and oil.


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Businesses and governments around the world are growing in their conviction that the pollution associated with energy production from oil and coal necessitates the replacement of oil and coal with clean energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) claims governments are increasingly investing in clean energy startup companies.

Of the many available renewable resources such as solar and wind, hydrogen, and nuclear energy are all entering the global energy mix through a growing number of energy producers.

The Best ASX Energy Stocks to Buy

For traders looking to invest in energy, we have picked out some of the best ASX energy stocks to buy , particularly from the hydrogen, nuclear energy, and renewable energy sources sectors.

Best ASX Hydrogen Stocks

Best ASX Uranium Stocks

Best ASX Renewable Energy Stocks

The Best ASX Hydrogen Stocks to Buy

Hydrogen as a fuel can trace its origins back to hot-air balloons and airships, before progressing to liquid hydrogen, and to power space exploration. It gained its prominence in the 1970s but failed to reach its fully potential for two primary reasons.

First, hydrogen is extremely flammable.

Secondly, although hydrogen is the most abundant element on the planet, the process of producing hydrogen is costly and inefficient.

Hydrogen does not exist in isolation and must be separated from other elements via electrolysis. Historically, it was the source of the power needed to run an electrolyser that caused both experts and investors to dim their view of hydrogen as a best energy stock. Hydrogen produced using coal and petroleum emits high levels of carbon dioxide.

The dramatic declines in the cost of solar and wind energy have pushed hydrogen back into the forefront as “green hydrogen”. Green hydrogen is produced using the carbon free renewable energy sources of solar and wind.

ASX listed stocks are taking notice of the “green energy” movement, with some of the best ASX hydrogen stocks to buy including three existing large cap companies and one promising small cap.

Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPD)

Known for its massive presence in the petroleum and liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, Woodside made the decision to move into the hydrogen market space with its first operation – H2Perth – producing both blue and green hydrogen. The following pictogram from Woodside was featured in an article appearing on It depicts the difference between blue and green hydrogen.

woodside pictogram blue hydrogen vs green hydrogen 2024


The company is taking a staged approach, migrating towards green hydrogen production. Its latest efforts include green hydrogen using renewable energy sources at H2TAS in Tasmania, and H2OK in the US state of Oklahoma.

On 16 May of 2022 Woodside Petroleum changed its name to Woodside Energy Group to reflect its focus on green hydrogen.  The stock price closed at $28.77 per share, rising to five-year high of $38.39, before falling to $30.31 as of 27 March of 2024.

wds woodside energy group ltd stock price chart overview 2024

Source: ASX 27 March 2024

Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG)

Iron ore giant Fortescue Metals has expanded its efforts toward green hydrogen production from providing clean energy for its own operations to producing and exporting green hydrogen from renewables around the world. To that end, the parent Fortescue spawned a child – Fortescue Futures Industries (FFI).

The subsidiary generated some controversy with its early prediction of fifteen million tonnes of green hydrogen per annum by 2030.  FFI maintains the goal is achievable, given the company’s technology enhancements, global presence, and exploding demand for green hydrogen. Fortescue is in the hunt to become one of the best hydrogen stocks ASX investors can buy.

Fortescue made the announcement of its commitment to producing green hydrogen on 10 December of 2021 when the share price was trading around $18.00 per share. FMG shares hit an all-time high of $25.96 on 7 March of 2024. Over five years the share price is up 322%.

fortescue ltd fmg stock price chart overview 2024

Source: ASX 27 March 2024

Sparc Technologies (ASX: SPN)

Sparc is a small cap company with big plans. It has disruptive technologies in play to produce both graphene-based additives and green hydrogen.

The company is at the forefront of Sparc Hydrogen, a three-way joint venture between Sparc, Fortescue Futures, and the University of Adelaide. The Sparc technology uses the sun, in a single step. The technology uses  a photocatalytic water splitting process that eliminates the need for electricity from solar or wind.  Development of a pilot plant is ongoing.

The share price got a big boost at the start of 2021 on the announcement of the JV with Fortescue and the University of Adelaide but has lost its way since, but still up 35% over five years.

spn sparc technologies stock chart overview 2024

Source: ASX 27 March 2024

Lion Energy (ASX: LIO)

Lion Energy is an oil and gas exploration and development company that has expanded its focus to green hydrogen production.

The company’s penny stock status means a high risk for investors, but its success in oil explorations, alongside its sharply defined strategy for entering the green hydrogen space, seem to qualify Lion as a best ASX hydrogen stock.

On 13 April of 2021, the Lion share price shot up 142% intraday on the release of the news the oil reserves at one of its assets had risen 203% from previous estimates.

Ten days later the stock price saw another major boost, up 65% intraday, on the announcement of a capital raise to advance its oil development asset, and to enter the green hydrogen space. The stock price has been in a downward trend until the start of 2024, with the share price now up 81.8% year to date. The big spike came following the news Lion had received developmental approval for its hydrogen generation and refuelling hub project in the Port of Brisbane.

lio lion energy limited stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 27  March 2024 

Lion used the services of GPA Engineering, an expert in the field of green hydrogen, to develop a small to medium scale strategy for entry, targeting the heavy transportation (trucks and buses) sector in Eastern Australia. The GPA analysis showed that green hydrogen, in the heavy transportation and public transport sectors in Eastern Australia, would be competitive with diesel fuel.


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The Best ASX Uranium Stocks

The Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan in 2011 pushed nuclear power out of serious consideration for clean energy. However, nuclear is back due to several reasons.

Key among them is the daunting challenge that governments face around the world. Due to the increased risk of climate change and global warming, governments are asked to commit to

carbon reduction goals. Some of these commitments are seen by experts as unattainable without nuclear power. New technology has bred a line of modular nuclear reactors, smaller in size and capable of moving from one location to another.

The UK is going ahead with plans to build a series of modular reactors, while France and Germany appear ready to scrap previous plans to shutter some of their operational plants. China reportedly has seventeen new plants under construction.

Here are some of the best uranium stocks on the ASX.

Paladin Energy (ASX: PDN)

Paladin produces uranium at its Langer Heinrich mine in Namibia and has diversified exploration assets in Australia and Canada. The company has a 70% stake in the mine, which went into care and maintenance in May of 2018 due to falling uranium prices. With an improved outlook, the company is planning a restart of mining operations in this location. As of the end of December of 2023, the restart construction at the Langer Heinrich Mine is now 93% complete.

The company has posted years of consecutive losses with a stock price in decline since 2013 reversing course, with some upward movement beginning in 2022.  Over five years the share price is now up 705.9%.

pdn paladin energy ltd stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 27  March 2024

Boss Energy (ASX: BOE)

Boss Energy is the sole owner of the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia. The Honeymoon mine was shuttered in 2013 by the previous owner, Canada’s Uranium One, after a failed attempt to keep the mine going.  Boss has now completed an EFS (enhanced feasibility study) confirming the company’s decision to alter the mine operations from Uranium One’s approach.

The study corroborated the company’s view that the operational changes would lower cost and increase production. Honeymoon is expected to recommence production in the March  Quarter of 2024 . On 27 February of 2024 Boss announced the acquisition of a 30% stake in a joint venture at the Alta Mesa Uranium Project in Texas.

Over five years the Boss share price has risen from $0.33 per share to the current $4.71, intraday on 28 March.

boe boss evergy ltd stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 27  March 2024

Deep Yellow Limited (ASX: DYL)

The company has multiple assets both here in Australia – two – and four in Namibia (Africa). The Mulga project in Australia is also in later-stage developments, giving Deep Yellow the potential to begin production from two mines in rapid succession – Mulga plus the further advanced Tumas Project.

The Tumas Project in Namibia is the flagship operation, with a  highly positive completed DFS (definitive feasibility study) on the project in place. Year over year the share price is up 154,2% and 203.4% over five years.

dyl deep yellow limited stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 29  March 2024 

Deep Yellow has the potential to become Australia’s largest pure play uranium miner when Mulga and Tumas are operational.

An 11 March of 2024 market release the company announced a successful capital raise of $220 million dollars for development activities at Tumas and Mulga.  Construction at Tumas is expected to begin in Q3 of 2024 following a final investment decision (FID).

The Best ASX Renewable Energy Stocks

Renewable energy sceptics long ago claimed that the cost of solar and wind power would take decades (and longer) to become competitive with natural gas, coal, and petroleum. This has happened in a single decade.

statista falling cost of renewable energy chart 2024

Renewable energy sources are expected to continue to gain market share from coal, oil, and natural gas, though to a lesser extent from gas. The World Resources Institute predicts that if solar and wind continue at their historical growth rate, renewables could capture 45% of the electricity generation market by 2030, and 100% by 2033.

Here are some of the best renewable energy stocks ASX investors can buy.

Infratil Limited (ASX: IFT)

New Zealand-based Infratil is an investment fund focusing on companies in digital and social infrastructure, healthcare, and renewable energy. The company has been in business since 1984 with an impressive run of dividend payments and share price appreciation over the last decade. Over the past five years the share price is up 162.1%.

ift infratil limited stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 29  March 2024  

The company’s investments in renewable energy companies span the globe, from Australia to New Zealand, to the US to Europe, and to Singapore. The largest holding is a 95% controlling interest in Gurin Energy, a Singapore-based company with a pipeline of renewable energy projects throughout Asia.

Next is a 75% stake in Australia’s Mint Renewables, who are also developing wind and solar projects. Infratil holds a 51% interest in Manawa Energy, the fifth largest electricity producer in New Zealand, operating twenty-six hydro power generating stations.

Europe’s Galileo Energy is developing wind and solar projects across Europe; Infratil holds a 40% interest.

Finally, Infratil holds 37.1% of the shares of US-based Longacre Holdings, with operational holdings developed internally and acquired across the United States.

Genex Power Limited (ASX: GNX)

Genex is a diversified renewable energy developer that extends beyond wind and solar to large scale hydro and battery storage. The company has seven projects underway, with four clustered in the flagship project of Genex Power – the Kidston Clean Energy Hub in Queensland. There are four projects that make up the Kidston Hub –the operational Kidston Solar 1 (KS1) is the first. The Kidston Solar 2 project will power what the company calls the flagship of the Kingston Hub. This is the Kingston pumped hydro storage project, the first of its kind in Australia in over forty years. Genex has formed a joint venture to develop wind power at Kidston.

The company also has a BESS (battery energy storage system) project in progress, which is an additional solar power operation in development, as well as a battery energy storage system in conjunction with a solar project.

Year over  year, the Genex Power share price is up 58.2%.

gnx genex power limited stock chart 2024

Source: ASX

On 3 March Genex received a non-binding takeover proposal from one of its JV partners – J-Power at a 49% premium to the Genex closing price on 1 March.

Meridian Energy (ASX: MEZ)

New Zealand-based Meridian Energy is that country’s largest generator of electricity, through its hydro power plants producing 90% and the remainder from wind farms. The company retails the electricity produced for residential, commercial, and industrial use in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK.

The company appears to have a competitive edge due to the range of electricity services it offers to a broad range of customers – from individuals to businesses both large and small. Meridian is building a network of EV charging stations to support the company’s charging plans offered to its customers.

Meridian is generating revenue and is profitable. Interim Financial 2024 Financial Results showed revenue increasing from $1.4 billion dollars to $2.1 billion while net profit after tax fell from $201 million dollars to $191 million, attributed to “changes in the fair value of hedge instruments.”

Longer term shareholders have benefited both from Meridian’s consistent record of dividend payments, and a rising stock price.  Since listing in 2013 the share price is up 358.7%

mez meridian energy limited stock chart 2024

Source: ASX 29  March 2024 

To power the machines we need in our lives, as well as provide ourselves with heat and light, we need energy. Energy has always come from a mix of sources.

In the distant past, investors wishing to take advantage of the never-ending and ever-increasing demand for energy had limited choices (coal, oil, or gas). Today that has changed dramatically, with the entry of new sources into the energy mix, including that of solar, wind, hydro, geo-thermal, nuclear, and hydrogen.

The ASX features some of the best hydrogen stocks; the best uranium stocks; and the best renewable energy stocks, giving investors a wide variety of best choices.



What Are Energy Stocks?
Energy stocks are share of companies involved with the production and supply of energy. This can include the development of oil and gas reserves, renewable energy, power utility companies and more.

How to Buy Energy Stocks?
Energy stocks are widely available. Many Australian brokers will offer a range of energy stocks. To buy them you will first need to choose a broker and open an account. You will then need to do your own research and decide which stocks to invest in.

Is Nuclear Energy Renewable?
Although nuclear energy is a clean energy source that produces no carbon emissions, it is not renewable. It relies on the burning of nuclear fuels such as uranium and so it is not renewable like solar, wind and hydroelectric power are.

How Much of Australia’s Energy is Renewable?
According to a report by the Clean Energy Council renewable energy accounted for 35.9% of Australia’s total electricity generation in 2022, up from 32.5% in 2021. Coal still provides the majority of Australia’s power, accounting for 59.1% with gas at 7.7%.