For many energy-powered dividend stocks, 2020 was a challenging year due to the downturn in the oil market because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That market turbulence caused several energy companies to slash or suspend their payouts to preserve cash. However, some dividends proved their durability this past year as they continued growing. For many of those, that upward trend should continue in 2021.
Three where that seems likely are Atlantic Sustainable Infrastructure (NASDAQ: AY), Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP)(NYSE: BIPC), and NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE: NEP). That makes them stand out as some of the top dividend stocks in the energy sector to buy this January.