I’d buy this green energy stock with £5k today

first_img It was released in November 2020, and make no mistake:It’s happening.The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a new “Green Industrial Revolution.”PriceWaterhouse Coopers believes this trend will cost £400billion……That’s just here in Britain over the next 10 years.Worldwide, the Green Industrial Revolution could be worth TRILLIONS.It’s why I’m urging all investors to read this special presentation carefully, and learn how you can uncover the 5 companies that we believe are poised to profit from this gargantuan trend ahead! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 29th May, 2021 | More on: SSE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address I’d buy this green energy stock with £5k today Our 5 Top Shares for the New “Green Industrial Revolution” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Access this special “Green Industrial Revolution” presentation now 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. Image source: Getty Images I think green energy is the future. But I’m also conscious it’ll be challenging to pick winners in the sector over the next few years. Over the next decade, hundreds of billions of pounds are set to flow into the renewable energy sector. What’s more, a tidal wave of new companies seeking to capitalise on this trend has hit the market during the past year. However, most of these businesses are currently unprofitable. In addition, some are developing technology that’s, as yet, unproven. 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…These companies are incredibly speculative, which is why I plan to avoid most of them. Instead, I want to focus my efforts on already-established companies that have plans in place to grow their green energy production over the next few years. Green energy championOne FTSE 100 company is planning to invest more than almost any other UK business over the next nine years in green energy. That’s utility group SSE (LSE: SSE). The group is currently in the middle of a transition. It’s looking to invest £7.5bn by 2030 to triple its renewable energy output. The funding for these projects will come from the sale of non-core assets.For example, SSE recently inked the sale of two energy-to-waste projects, which raised £995m in cash. It’s also progressing with a plan to sell its entire stake in Scotia Gas Networks, which distributes gas to homes and businesses.On top of these disposals, SSE has sold a 25% stake in the Walney offshore wind farm and a one-third stake in meter asset provider MapleCo.And while one team at the company has been selling assets, another has been redeploying the capital. SSE and its partner Coillte Renewable Energy recently began construction of their joint 30MW Lenalea wind project in central Donegal.The company is also pushing ahead with the development of its Dogger Bank C Project, one of the most significant wind farm projects in the UK, jointly owned and operated by SSE and Equinor. SSE also owns 40% of the Dogger Bank A and B projects. Finally, this month, SSE announce it plans to build Scotland’s first power station using carbon capture technology. All of these projects should help the company achieve its green energy ambitions. Income and risksOne of the reasons why I like SSE over any other green energy stock is the fact the firm’s an already established business.It has the capital to pursue renewable energy projects and is generating enough profit to pay shareholders for owning the stock. At the time of writing, shares in the company offer a dividend yield of 5.2%. Unfortunately, I don’t think this dividend is here to stay. The company has said it’ll try to maintain the payout, but if SSE’s capital spending obligations continue to expand, it may cut the distribution. Another challenge the group faces is debt. SSE’s debt-to-equity ratio is nearly 200%. That’s relatively high. Such an elevated level of borrowings could weigh on the company’s growth. Still, despite these risks, I think this remains one of the best green energy stocks to buy. That’s why I’d invest £5,000 in the business today.  I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Agen and Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of Rugby World.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Downtime with Agen and Tonga hooker Paula NgauamoWhen we asked the Tonga management who would be the best player in the squad to partake in our offbeat Q&A, they immediately suggested Paula Ngauamo – and we weren’t disappointed. The hooker, who scored his inaugural Test try as Tonga beat Fiji for the first time in seven years this summer, was quick with the one-liners and sarcasm…Who are the jokers in the Tonga team?Ziggy (Siegfried Fisiihoi) and Siua (Halanukonuka). They’re always back-stabbing! As soon as I leave the room, I can feel the knives in my back. Things aren’t easy for them; it’s how they vent their problems, by back-stabbing and gossiping.Do you have any phobias?Nothing. Tongans aren’t scared of anything. We’re fearless.What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or heard on the pitch?Sione Fifita kept dropping balls in training and said it wouldn’t happen in the games, then he dropped three balls in a Test (against Georgia in the Pacific Nations Cup). It was funny but shouldn’t be funny. We’ve not talked to him since!What’s your most embarrassing moment?I don’t get embarrassed.What annoys you?The Tongan fitness guys are always watching YouTube and then that’s our programme for the next day. There’s not much studying behind what they’re doing.Who’s the best dancer in the Tonga squad?Me – by a mile. I can dance. Nasi Manu is pretty bad. I’m probably up there with the singing too. Nasi and I grew up together in New Zealand. We’re second cousins and have known each other since high school. He’d eat all my food. It’s funny looking back.Who’s in charge of the team music?Cooper Vuna. But he’s a bit older than us. I think he was born in 1963 and he plays a lot of Willie Nelson and The Beatles. I like a bit of country but it’s a bit much for a lot of the young guys. It goes a bit far back. More reggae would be good.If you could be one of your team-mates, who would it be and why?Kurt Morath. He takes care of the fines and always takes all the money – we never see it! It stays in his room and then goes with him on the flight home.Tennis star: Serena Williams in action at the French Open (Getty Images)Who would be your three dream dinner party guests? Try time: Paula Ngauamo scores against Fiji in June (Oceania Rugby) The Colonel, so I could pick his brain and get the recipe for KFC. I’d back myself to make it as good, if not better. I’m handy in the kitchen. Then Jesus, so I could ask him if I’m going to heaven and what I need to do to get there. And Serena Williams. She’s so competitive and she’s stayed at the top for so long.What’s your nickname?No one’s given me any nicknames. It might just be Big P.Do you have any tattoos?I do but I wish I was a blank canvas. My cousin did them because he wanted to practise on us!What are the best things about Tonga?The people, the culture, family – everything. It’s just day-to-day life; there’s less stress. It’s different when you grow your own food too – that’s great. Taro, tapioca – we grow it all and farm chickens. I was born in New Zealand, then went to Tonga when I was a couple of months old and stayed with my grandparents for five years.The silliest thing you’ve ever bought?A salad. I learnt my lesson after that. It’s a waste of money.Tasty treat: Paula Ngauamo is a big fan of KFC (Getty Images)What’s your guilty pleasure?I don’t feel guilty when I eat KFC and I don’t really watch TV. And I’ve got the best taste in fashion in this whole team.If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?To be invisible. Then I could check on Siua and Ziggy to see what they were saying about me.Who’d you like to be stuck in a lift with?Jesus. So I could ask him to get me out.How’s life in France?Agen is alright. I can speak a little bit of French, enough to get around. I miss my mum, who lives in Christchurch. We were there when the earthquake happened. It was pretty scary but our house was okay. Food, faith and funny men all come up in this conversation with Agen and Tonga hooker Paula Ngauamo TAGS: Tonga last_img read more