Enter Your Email Address 3 UK renewable energy shares I’d buy “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I think UK renewable energy shares make a great long-term investment as part of a diversified portfolio. Economies are focusing on sustainability as well as net zero carbon emissions to drive the message of climate change.As my fellow Fool Edward Sheldon points out, the UK renewable energy market is set to grow at approximately 9% per year from now until 2026. 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This way I’m spreading my risk as the concentration of each investment is reduced. The management team is also looking to expand the portfolio, which should reduce my risk even further. As an income addict, TRIG generates a dividend yield of over 5% that’s attractive to me.But the investment trust is trading at almost a 10% premium to its Net Asset Value (NAV). This means that it isn’t cheap and the UK renewable energy share comes at a cost that could maker buying it riskier.#2 – Greencoat UK WindGreencoat UK Wind (LSE: UKW) has wind farms across the UK. I guess this is fairly obvious from the trust’s name.The portfolio comprises 38 operational wind farms and one that is under construction. Approximately 70% of its assets are based onshore with the remaining 30% being offshore. While this investment trust is only focused on wind, it’s still diversified across various sites.I reckon this is a good way of getting sole exposure to wind energy. As an income investor, the dividend yield is also attractive too. It currently stands at over 5%.But just like TRIG, Greencoat UK Wind comes at a price. This renewable energy share is currently trading at a 6% premium versus its NAV.#3 – Bluefield Solar Income FundIf I only wanted exposure to solar energy, then I’d buy the Bluefield Solar Income Fund (LSE: BSIF). This stock also generates an attractive dividend yield of over 6%.The portfolio consists of over 100 operational solar assets across the UK. These include typically large agriculturally situated solar farms, as well as a number of small industrial and commercial sites.What I think is interesting is that BSIF shareholders voted last year to expand the investment mandate. It’s no longer restricted to investing in UK-based assets.The trust can also invest a minority amount of its money into other renewable energy such as onshore wind, hydro and storage. I guess the portfolio will expand over time but for now, it’s heavily invested in solar energy.As with the previous two stocks, BSIF is expensive. It trades at a premium of 9% versus its NAV. And I think this gap could widen, especially now that the investment mandate has become broader. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Howard Lake | 30 June 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Volunteer-run third sector communications agency Bright One has created BrightWorks, a micro-volunteering app that allows charities and voluntary organistaions to get tasks completed for free online by a global volunteer communityBrightWorks is designed to enable voluntary organisations to outsource a range of tasks from a range of disciplines, such as PR, marketing, social media, design, and copywriting, all at no charge.Volunteers can use the app to locate causes that matter to them that need their skills. They should also benefit as they work collaboratively on tasks with other volunteers.The BrightWorks app will track and share data on participation rates, causes supported, volunteer hours, active volunteers, location and more, to demonstrate its social impact.Ben Matthews, Founder of Bright One, explained that the app was one way of extending the agency’s impact. He said: “We have achieved great success in the past two years, all through the passion and determination of our volunteers. But teams of volunteers can only achieve so much, and demand overwhelmingly outstrips supply when it comes to supporting the amount of charities that approach us on a daily basis for support. Bright Works will help us to scale the amount of support we can give.”The site is currently in ‘beta’ phase and the projects featured will be from Bright One’s current client portfolio. Plans for development of the platform are in place, which will see BrightWorks opened up to charities, non-profits and social enterprises across the world.Matthews added: “The idea at the heart of BrightWorks that it will be a self-organising, ‘peopled’ service, breaking down projects to ensure that many hands make light work, in a visually appealing format so that volunteers feel comfortable in working in the environment.”The app has been developed by Dharmafly, who specialise in social design for the development of web applications.www.brightworks.me Bright One launches BrightWorks microvolunteering app 61 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
News AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence April 8, 2020 Find out more August 7, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts May 29, 2019 Albania urged to protect journalists from protest violence Every week, serious injuries have been sustained by journalists covering the protests, which are held on Saturdays. RSF has learned that at least four journalists were the victims of significant acts of aggression by demonstrators during the particular violent weekend of 11-12 May, when the protests targeted the prime minister’s office. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Albanian authorities to protect journalists, whohave repeatedly been among the victims of serious violence during the past four months ofdemonstrations calling for Prime Minister Edi Rama’s departure on the grounds ofsuspected corruption. Besfort Kryeziu, a cameraman with privately-owned Top Channel TV, had to be hospitalized after a Molotov cocktail struck his head, while Eno Xhaja of Top Channel TV and Mateo Brahja of ABC News were assaulted by angry protesters who prevented them from filming and smashed their equipment. Report TV journalist Arsen Rusta reported being the target of serious threats. After falling seven places, Albania is ranked 82nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Amid the growing political chaos, the level of mistrust towards the media is reaching unprecedented levels and some women journalists have reported being the targets of sickening attacks. RSF_en “This violence and the anti-media rhetoric of certain politicians must be condemned outright for the sake of Albania’s democratic reform efforts and the prospects of progress in its bid to join the European Union. Given the current political situation and the imminence of local elections on 30 June, we are concerned that further incidents could damage Albania’s image and the EU accession process.” TV Klan reporter Ola Xama said she was attacked verbally and physically by a member of the Republican National Guard at the Albanian parliament in Abril, while Enkelejda Mema, a journalist with the same TV channel, said she was subjected to serious sexist insults by Academy of Sciences director Skender Gjinushi on 25 May. RSF has been worried about the level of violence from the start of the protests. Two journalists, Isa Myzyraj of Ora News TV and Marsela Karapanço of A2 News CNN Albania, had to be hospitalized on 16 February after inhaling teargas. AlbaniaEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityPhotoreportageViolence News April 29, 2020 Find out more Albania: Seizure threatens independence of two Albanian TV channels Follow the news on Albania Help by sharing this information Demonstration on March 19, 2019 / AFP Organisation to go further Attacks on media in Europe must not become a new normal News “We condemn the current climate of intimidation and violence towards journalists and we call on the authorities to take immediate measures so that the attacks stop,” said Pauline Adès-Mével, the head of RSF’s European Union and Balkans desk. Repressive laws, prosecutions, attacks… Europe fails to shield its journalists against the abuse of the COVID-19 crisis RSF also condemned the injuries sustained by two journalists, TV Tema’s Eliza Gjediku and freelancer Arben Dajçi, during opposition demonstrations in Tirana on 13 April.
Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information to go further The court also ordered the newspaper’s “definitive closure.” The two journalists said they would appeal the verdicts in both cases.“Despite our many protests, a demonstration outside the Moroccan embassy in Paris, a meeting with three advisers to the Moroccan ambassador to Paris, and a news conference in Casablanca attended by Bouachrine and Gueddar (see video), we now have to express our deep disappointment about these verdicts, which sent a grim warning to the Moroccan press,” Reporters Without Borders said.The press freedom organisation added: “We hope there will be a royal pardon but meanwhile we publish the letter we sent to Hillary Clinton, as we said we would do during the Casablanca press conference on 27 October.”Read the letter to US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, who will begin a two-day visit to Morocco on 2 November.The Reporters Without Borders news conference in Casablanca and an interview with cartoonist Khalid Gueddar:Reporters sans frontières: Conférence de presse au Marocenvoyé par rsf_internet. – L’actualité du moment en vidéo. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance June 8, 2021 Find out more News A Casablanca court yesterday gave Taoufiq Bouachrine, the publisher of the Akhbar al-Youm newspaper, and cartoonist Khalid Gueddar three-year suspended jail sentences and ordered them to pay a colossal 270,000 euros in damages to Prince Moulay Ismaïl, a cousin of the king, for a cartoon of the prince published last month.The sentences were issued as a result of a suit brought by the prince accusing them of “failing to accord due respect to a member of the royal family.” The court imposed additional one-year suspended jail sentences and a fine of 9,000 euros in a parallel case brought by the interior ministry accusing them of “attacking an emblem of the kingdom.” October 31, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Suspended jail terms and exorbitant damages award against newspaper publisher and cartoonist RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more News News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara April 15, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebook Twitter Google+ By News Highland – December 14, 2011 Eircom has rejected claims by a Letterkenny Town Councillor that it has ignored a council request for a briefing on its future plans in the town.Councillor Dessie Larkin said it was not good enough that Eircom has so far ignored a request to brief the council on plans, unveiled in August, to introduce fibre optic broadband in Letterkenny.Cllr Larkin had a motion before council this week calling for a debate on Eircom’s plans, but he was told the motion couldn’t be heard because there is no update to discuss.Paul Bradley is head of communications with Eircom – he says that isn’t true:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/eircom.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Google+ Previous articleDeputy Pringle will not pay new Household Charge and calls on others to join himNext article7 Donegal Tax cases net Revenue Commisioner 1.7 million euro News Highland Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newsx Adverts WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Eircom says it did respond to council’s calls – blames crossed wires for confusion Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest