These are 2 of my favourite UK renewable energy shares

first_img Nadia Yaqub | Monday, 25th January, 2021 | More on: TRIG UKW Renewable energy is the future. At least I think so. I’ve been looking at adding UK renewable energy shares to my portfolio recently and two are on my radar.But first, what is renewable energy? Well, it’s defined as energy that can be collected from sustainable sources. Examples include, wind and solar power. Renewable energy is also referred to as ‘clean’ energy as it doesn’t use up limited and polluting natural resources like coal.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…In fact, renewable energy made up almost half of the UK’s electricity generation in the first three months of 2020. I expect this trend to continue, especially as the UK government tackles issues such as climate change and reducing carbon emissions.So which UK renewable energy plays am I eyeing up? There are two investment trusts I like. #1 – The Renewables Infrastructure GroupI like The Renewables Infrastructure Group (LSE: TRIG) as it’s a portfolio of 74 diversified renewable assets. At present it’s invested in 45 wind, 28 solar and one battery storage asset across UK and Europe.In my opinion, TRIG offers investors diversification by jurisdiction, power market, energy source and weather system. This also means that such a renewable energy portfolio should reduce investment risk.The board members of TRIG are an experienced group of individuals who provide oversight of the renewable projects. The investment manager behind it is InfraRed Capital Partners. It’s a leading global expert in the financing, development and management of infrastructure projects. This includes from their conception, design and construction into their long-term operating phases.There aren’t many diversified UK renewable energy shares available to the average investor. But what I really like about TRIG is its high dividend yield of approximately 5%, which is nicely covered by earnings.As many UK shares have cut or suspended dividends due to Covid-19, I think TRIG’s dividend yield is very attractive for an income-hungry investor like me. I don’t expect this level of income to be cut any time soon, as renewable energy is now an important part of sustaining the planet.Admittedly, TRIG isn’t cheap. It sits on a hefty premium to Net Asset Value (NAV), but for the dividend alone, I think it’s worth the investment for me. As long as it keeps churning out the high income, I’ll be happy.#2 – Greencoat UK WindAnother UK renewable energy share on my radar is Greencoat UK Wind (LSE: UKW). As the name suggests this investment trust only has exposure to operating wind farms in the UK. A downside is that it’s not as diversified as TRIG, but it generates an attractive dividend yield of 5%. For this reason alone and as an income-hungry investor, I think it’s worth a look.UKW’s portfolio consists of 36 wind farms located across the UK. Some 95% of the wind farms are based onshore and not located in the sea. Given the importance of wind energy, UKW is a viable UK renewable energy share that I’d invest in.Another issue that that like TRIG, UKW sits on a significant premium to NAV. But I think it’s worth it given how we’re converting to renewable energy. I think the main benefit for me from this investment trust will be the income generation. As long as it can support the high dividend, which I think it can, I’ll be buying some of this stock. 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Archbishop of Cape Town says ‘the ANC’s time may have…

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] Time may be coming to an end for the “glorious movement” of the ANC, the Archbishop of Cape Town, Thabo Makgoba, said in an outspoken attack during a discussion on the Power98 radio program “Power Talk.” The ANC – the African National Congress – has its roots in the anti-Apartheid struggle. It was the party of Nelson Mandela and has formed the government in South Africa since the end of Apartheid.Get the entire article here. Africa, AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Posted Nov 1, 2017 Archbishop of Cape Town says ‘the ANC’s time may have passed’ Featured Events Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Youth Minister Lorton, VA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Anglican Communion Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab center_img Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Tags Rector Smithfield, NC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Tampa, FL The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Bath, NC Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ last_img read more

Half-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture

first_imgHalf-Tree House / Jacobschang ArchitectureSave this projectSaveHalf-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture Houses Mike Jacobs Save this picture!© Noah Kalina+ 25Curated by María Francisca González Share Half-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture CopyHouses•Sullivan County, United States United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883092/half-tree-house-jacobschang-architecture Clipboard “COPY” Manufacturers: JØTUL, Rixson, Garnier Limb 2016 Year:  Lead Architects: Area:  360 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeJacobschang ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVietnamSullivan CountyIcebergOn FacebookUnited StatesPublished on November 28, 2020Cite: “Half-Tree House / Jacobschang Architecture” 28 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?半树屋,山林中的黑色障眼法 / Jacobschang Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Noah Kalina Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883092/half-tree-house-jacobschang-architecture Clipboard Architects: Jacobschang Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Noah KalinaRecommended ProductsWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)MetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. This 360 sf. structure is located on a remote 60 acre, privately owned second-growth forest in Sullivan County, NY. It is sited on a steep, isolated area of the property with no vehicular access, no piped water and no electricity.Save this picture!© Noah KalinaSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Noah KalinaFrom the outset, the project outlined two formidable directives: to design a structure that can be constructed by amateur weekend builders & to consider a limited construction budget.Save this picture!© Noah KalinaSave this picture!© Noah KalinaThe topography presented a difficult challenge. In an effort to minimize sitework and to eliminate the need for large footings, retaining walls and pumped concrete, the architecture is lifted above the ground and relies upon support from the trees. Sonotube footings anchor the upslope corners at grade while half of the weight of the structure is distributed, via Garnier Limbs, to two existing trees.Save this picture!© Noah KalinaEngineered wood beams form the perimeter with standard nominal lumber for all intermediate framing. Three 8’x8’ steel-tube pivot doors, the largest single expense, were fabricated offsite and installed, weatherstripped and fitted onsite with dual-insulated glass. Save this picture!Model. Image Courtesy of Jacobschang ArchitectureExterior and interior boards were milled and kiln-dried from the Eastern Pines felled on the property. To minimize maintenance and to withstand long wet winters, exterior boards are treated using traditional Scandinavian pine-tar. Interior walls and ceiling are painted and the floor is protected with a clear matte sealant. Save this picture!© Noah KalinaThe space is heated with a highly efficient Jotul wood stove and power, if needed, is drawn from a portable generator. The entire construction was performed by its two owners, and in the true spirit of New England barnraising, with a team of dedicated weekend supportSave this picture!© Noah KalinaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in La Comarca / Anibal Bizzotto + Diego CherbencoSelected ProjectsMount Si High School / NAC ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Projects “COPY” ArchDailylast_img read more

Time is right to get more money for public transport

first_imgCity photo created by jannoon028 – www.freepik.comOPENING up post-Covid is an opportunity for Limerick to get more funding for public transport, Limerick Green Party TD Brian Leddin has said.He was responding to an announcement by Transport Minister Shane Ross who has pledged technical and financial support to deliver improved walking and cycling infrastructure across the country.Deputy Leddin wants to see this promise matched with investment in public transport.“As the Covid restrictions are gradually eased, we have to ensure that people can maintain social distancing so that we don’t get a second wave of the virus,” he said. Green Party TD Brian Leddin. Photo: Cian Reinhardt“That would be crippling to our society. Unfortunately, public transport has to operate at significantly reduced capacity. The solution to keeping our city moving is to allocate more space so that it’s safe for people to walk and cycle to work and to school.“This is a significant opportunity for Limerick to get extra funding for transport and we should be proactive in proposing temporary measures that can keep people safe on our streets.”Announcing new measures, Minister Ross said that in recent weeks people have had to reassess how space should be shared in cities and towns to better reflect the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.“As we move through the Roadmap to Reopen Society and Business we need to increase the numbers of people walking and cycling each day and we need to keep them safe while doing that. Improving our infrastructure is crucial so that people will feel confident.”  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Previous articleTremendous performances: Paddy Dennehy’s debut album ‘Little Light’Next articleBefriend bees and celebrate biodiversity on World Environment Day Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Facebook Limerick on Covid watch list RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Twitter TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! NewsTransportTime is right to get more money for public transportBy Bernie English – June 5, 2020 71 Print Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites WhatsApp Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TAGSGreen PartyLimerick City and CountyNewsTransport Emaillast_img read more

Other countries’ laws cut no ice

first_imgOther countries’ laws cut no iceOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article It is essential that HR observes US employment law when sending employees towork there. Liz Simpson examines the wide-ranging differences enforced in theUS from state to state To outsiders it may appear to be one country, but in reality the UnitedStates is a confederacy of 50 states – and this is never more apparent thanwhen having to get to grips with US employment law. Three different types ofstatutes apply here. Federal law offers basic safeguards on nitty grittyemployment rights such as minimum wage rates, overtime payments and workplacesafety. State law covers more detailed issues relating to any contractualarrangements. And then there are the more localised municipal laws. Andrew J Boling of global practice Baker & McKenzie, explains,”Employers in the US generally have the discretion to change the terms ofcompensation, working hours and other issues such as holiday without theemployees’ consent – as long as there is no written contact between them. “Many European companies, used to employment laws that state thecontrary, don’t realise that the practice of confirming employment terms is notrequired in the US. Hence they frequently give employees more rights than theyare entitled to under US law. However, once Pandora’s box has been opened,State law will ensure the employer abides by those written entitlements.” Municipal laws, operating at City level, can impose more substantialobjections and penalties on an issue the other two laws also cover –discrimination. While the savvy HR professional can take advantage of theplethora of free expert advice on US employment law (www.bakernet.com, forexample), guarding against charges of discrimination involving age, gender,ethnicity or sexual orientation plus claims of sexual harassment, requiresconstant vigilance and pre-emptive action. Philip M Berkowitz is chair of the American Bar Association Employment LawCommittee (International Law Section) and a partner in the employment lawdepartment of Salans, Hertzfeld & Heilbronn in New York. He says overseasexpatriates are often a source of liability in the US because they have notbeen properly appraised of the legal issues. “The US is the only country which has jury trials and high exposure forclaims such as sexual harassment and age discrimination. US discrimination lawsand the punitive damages permitted are subject to ridicule in many European andother countries where Americans are considered overly sensitive. “Maybe that is true, but US culture does not permit certain practicesand executives who walk in without sufficient training – and don’t take theirobligations that our statutes demand seriously – risk getting their employersinto trouble in a substantial way,” says Berkowitz. Even the best-run companies can fall foul, as Coca-Coladiscovered (to thetune of $192 million) when it recently settled a class action lawsuit filedagainst it by a group of employees who felt the company’s standard operatingprocedures discriminated against minorities. “The courts have recognised the system has become very dangerous foremployers. As a result, those who take careful steps to monitor their HRpractices and provide relevant training, who make explicit that certain conductis prohibited and who follow up on complaints with the appropriate time andenergy, can avoid such penalties even if discrimination has occurred,”adds Berkowitz. Boling agrees that forewarned is forearmed, “Emphasis should be given –ideally to all employees but certainly to any executives being expatriated tothe US – that even an innocent or well-intentioned remark may be in violationof local laws.” Don’t think that just because your company is adhering to laws acceptable inyour own country these will be honoured in the US. Adds Berkowitz, “One ofour clients is a German multi- national whose employment practice in Germanyprevented employees over a certain age rising beyond a certain level in thecompany. US courts are increasingly allowing defendants’ overseas employmentpractices to be admitted into evidence – and juries are drawing adverseinferences from them. “My clients discontinued that practice, even in their own country,because of the possibility that they would risk a claim of age discriminationin the US and the attendant jury trial and punitive damages that couldresult.” Further legal linkswww.bakernet.comwww.cliffordchance.comH-1B VISA’S can be minefieldOne area of employment law that resembles a minefield concerns the H-1Bvisa, offered to foreign employees when sponsored by companies to fill certainprofessional or specialised positions in the US. Paul Virtue, former USImmigration and Naturalization Service general counsel, now an employment lawspecialist with Washington DC’s largest law firm, Hogan & Hartson,highlights one pitfall which HR professionals should be aware of.”When completing a Labor Condition Application for H-1Bemployees, try and anticipate all the different sites where those individualsmay be required to work. This is particularly important for those needing to betransferred during a multi-location project. Otherwise the Department of Laborwill need to approve a new LCA, to be posted in two conspicuous locations for10 days, before the employee can begin working there. “Usually approval takes less than a week, but if the DoLexperiences computer problems as it did earlier this year, the process can takeup to six weeks,” says Virtue.”The H-1B regulations are not particularly clear indefining a temporary location – but the DoL has lots of firepower in itsenforcement arsenal and will issue fines for LCA violations. Always have avalid LCA in place for each location where your H-1B workers may be required tooperate, including clients’ offices if relevant.” Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Tribunal system branded ‘too complex’

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Tribunal system branded ‘too complex’On 25 May 2004 in Personnel Today The employment tribunal system is too complex, overly legalistic and tootime consuming, according to a former employment tribunal chair. Harold Tavroges, who chaired tribunals in England for more than 20 years,claims that officials are now hampered by layers of bureaucracy and a multitudeof legal technicalities, which are removing the scope for ‘common sense’rulings. He said employment tribunals were now poorly regarded by employers and staffbecause of the increasing legalistic approach and the growing length of cases. “The tribunal system started off well and worked effectively,” hesaid. “They were there so justice could be done fairly and without a greatdeal of fuss. It was a very effective system of resolving disputes betweenemployers and employees. “However, I think there’s a general feeling that the common senseapproach has gone out of tribunals. The system is overly bureaucratic, with toomany technical points. I think cases will start rising again rather than goingdown,” he said. Tavroges, speaking at the North East Chartered Institute of Personnel andDevelopment AGM, said he was worried about the increasing length of time thatcases take to resolve, but said the growing use of legal representation andadvice meant that tribunal’s were being hamstrung. Go to www.personneltoday.com/goto/23804for the full story Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Shelling out for Shelley

first_imgThe Bodleian library and University College have acquired a new group ofletters written by the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley who was a undergraduate at thecollege. The letters were written by Shelley and his friend Thomas JeffersonHogg over two terms whilst at Oxford,and were addressed to the inventor Ralph Wedgwood. The letters were found inthe contents of a house, and bought by University Collegeand the Bodleian with aid by a donation from the AG Leventis foundation. LordButler of Brockwell, master of Univ, said “I feel very excited indeed aboutthese letters.” Ronald Milne, Acting Director of University Library Servicesstated, “These new Shelley letters not only add considerably to ourunderstanding of a significant point in the history of the University and oneof its most famous students, but they provide new raw materials for scholarlyresearch for our postgraduate and higher-level researchers in Oxford.”ARCHIVE: 2nd week MT 2005last_img read more

Letter To The Editor : Putting Hoosiers First: Richard Moss for Congress

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Putting Hoosiers First: Richard Moss for CongressMore than comparing flashy ads, the latest scandals or snappy sound bites, elections are questions of character and conviction. As voters head to the polls today, the choice for Indiana’s Eighth District Congressional race is clear: conservative cancer surgeon Richard Moss.November 2016 was a monumental moment for Republicans. Disenfranchised voters of every walk of life rightly rallied to “Drain the Swamp,” overcoming the seemingly impossible and electing Donald J. Trump to the White House.Yet, because of the recalcitrant leadership in Washington, key promises made to these forgotten men and women have not been kept. After eight years, incumbent and full-time beltway resident Larry Bucshon has become part of the problem.Today, voters have a solution in Dr. Richard Moss.Moss is a proven conservative with a deep understanding of the Constitution, advocating for the timeless vision of our Founders: an effective, limited government and a prosperous, free people.Hoosiers, like all Americans, deserve honest, driven and responsible leaders. Dr. Richard Moss has the necessary experience, clear grit and raw talent to be a champion for Hoosiers of all walks of life. More, his priceless experiences in healthcare and business are desperately needed in a Congress teeming with lawyers and political insiders.Committed to accountability and access, Moss traveled to every corner of Indiana’s Eighth District this year, listening to the unique struggles of hardworking Hoosiers and laying out an optimistic agenda for Indiana families.From the beginning, Dr. Richard Moss themed his campaign around “putting Hoosiers first.” Today, we each have the opportunity to do just that.EDITOR”S NOTES: Andrew Ireland is a columnist for the Indianapolis Business Journal and Robel Scholar at the Michael S. Maurer School of Law. You can follow him on Twitter @AndrewIrelandIN. You can find your polling location at www.rmoss4congress.com/votelast_img read more

Press release: Secretary of State extends appointment of members of the Equality Commission for NI

first_imgThe Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley MP has extended the appointments of eleven members of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.Joseph McVey, William Gamble, Reverend Lesley Carroll, William McKee, David Rose, Tom Hartley, Hazel Francey and Judith Gillespie have been extended until 31 May 2019 and Geraldine McGahey, Deborah Donnelly and Robin Mullan have been extended until 28 February 2020.Notes to Editors:The extensions will allow the introduction of a more staggered approach to future appointments and improve business continuity.Biographies of AppointeesBiographies can be found hereTerms of AppointmentThe positions are part-time.The position of Commissioner attracts an annual remuneration of £5,000 and the Deputy Chief Commissioner receives an annual remuneration of £10,000.These positions are non-pensionable.Political ActivityAll appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, in accordance with the original Nolan recommendations, there is a requirement for appointees’ political activity in defined categories within the last five years to be made public.Lesley Carroll declared that she stood for election as an Ulster Unionist candidate at the 2016 Assembly elections. Tom Hartley has undertaken activities on behalf of Sinn Fein, including representing the party on the Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition.last_img read more