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Should you invest in a renewable bond after the UK autumn statement?

Should you invest in a renewable bond after the UK autumn statement?

A lot of people are mulling over whether to jump into the fast-growing renewables sector and invest in a renewable bond, especially following the Chancellor’s autumn statement.

Some were pleased with what Philip Hammond had to say about the renewables sector while others believe he could have given it more backing. From our point of view, there’s a lot to be excited about in both the short- and long-term, and that people can jump on the industry’s momentum if they invest in a renewable bond.

For those looking to buy a renewable bond they can get access to potential fixed returns of 9% from a low entry-level fee depending on the options they choose. And with Chancellor Hammond putting some backing toward green infrastructure, there’s a lot to look forward to when it comes to clean energy generation.

Invest in a renewable bond to support the UK’s green infrastructure

The Chancellor announced more low-carbon transport funding and a continued cap on the Carbon Floor Price until 2020. With it being his first budget though, Philip Hammond offered a more cautious short-term view with more announcements on green energy likely to be saved until the 2017 budget.

Some of the biggest praise came from Dr Doug Parr, chief scientist at Greenpeace, who said: “It is good news the Government has heeded the call to provide certainty and stability for investors and business. This is a policy that needs to stay in place until the historic coal phaseout is locked in and renewables plus battery storage and interconnectors are lined up to fill the gap in the long run.”

Again, positive news to point to for people looking at a renewable bond. Doug Parr points out that it’s the future of the sector that looks rosiest as clean energy trends continue to rise, meaning those investing in a renewable bond now can see some potentially serious long-term financial growth.

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Beyond the government and we feel a renewable bond should be seriously considered because of the leanings toward the clean energy movement both at home and abroad. Many have wondered, with more right-leaning politicians taking office, whether renewables face a cloudy future.

We, and many others, believe they don’t. Fossil fuels around the globe are in the process of being phased out and the renewables industry continues to go from strength to strength.

Just recently the UK’s energy mix saw half of the country’s output come from renewables including wind power, solar and others during Q3 2016. That’s not something that can be easily reversed, nor is there really the appetite to do so. Investors can feel assured that a renewable future is not only within our grasp, but a serious way for investors to grow their money through serious clean energy projects.

Choosing to invest in a renewable bond can provide you with fixed returns alongside quarterly, bi-annual or capital growth payment options. It can also help to support and grow the UK’s renewable industry alongside your savings. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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More people are investing in a renewable bond and opposing fracking

More people are investing in a renewable bond and opposing fracking

One of the main draws of investing in a renewable bond – alongside the impressive potential fixed returns that certain options can provide – is that it helps to support the clean energy movement.

For some, the decision to buy a renewable bond is a direct opposition to industries such as fracking. The controversies around fracking are already known worldwide, and it’s interesting to see that public backing for the practice has reached its lowest ever level.

According to a government survey, only 17% of those in the UK support the shale extraction process while a third oppose it. 48% have no opinion. That opposition (and indifference) to fracking is just one of the reasons why people are looking to grow their money through the potentially high returns on offer from investing in a renewable bond.

Why investing in a renewable bond could be better than fracking

There are so many reasons why fracking may look an unattractive proposition, not just from an energy collection perspective but from an investment one, too. Unlike a renewable bond, fracking through drilling comes with many environmental trade-offs.

Recently they have been outlined in what is seen as a damaging report on the practice, which is said to have been supressed by ministers. The report highlights that fracking comes with issues such as water contamination, noise and air pollution and falling house prices. Tourism and agriculture can also be affected.

A separate report by the Scottish government has highlighted how fracking can be harmful to people’s health, with workers on-site at risk of breathing in dangerous crystalline silica. There was also a possibility of airborne and waterborne hazards finding their way into local communities too, according to the report.

Is it any wonder, then, why people are considering investing in a renewable bond instead of backing fracking?

Buy a renewable bond and be part of the clean energy sector

Obviously, for the sake of transparency, there are undoubtedly both positive and negative aspects of an investment into a renewable bond or the shale industry.

What’s becoming harder to refute, though, is the impact that the shale gas industry can potentially have on people’s health and the wider environment. Public support in the UK, too, is incredibly high for renewable energy projects with 79% backing clean technologies, with only 4% opposed.

Within the corridors of power fracking is also meeting with strong opposition, with Labour MP Caroline Flint recently calling for fracking taxes to be spent on boosting the green energy sector and helping to spearhead innovation.

Activists are out in their droves across the UK to stop the industry in its tracks. As well as helping investors make seriously high potential returns on their money, renewable bonds can also be another way to oppose the fracking industry and all it stands for.

A renewable bond is more than helping the clean energy sector grow. With potential returns of 9% and the option to be paid quarterly in an asset-backed, fixed-return government supported sector, Heron Global Partners can help you grow your savings in a green way.

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Why buy a renewable energy bond as the UK says bye to coal

Why buy a renewable energy bond as the UK says bye to coal

Just one of the many reasons that investors are choosing to buy a renewable energy bond? Because the money can help contribute to ethical, clean renewable energy projects.

That’s a huge factor for a number of people looking to diversify their portfolios when they invest in a renewable energy bond. The opportunity to seriously grow savings through renewables may also become a lot more appealing in the near future too, as the UK looks to phase out coal entirely.

Why it makes financial sense to buy a renewable energy bond

The UK government has recently announced that it is looking to completely phase out electricity generation using coal. Instead, it wants to back more renewable sources of energy, such as offshore wind and marine projects.

That’s according to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. This will be music to the ears of anyone looking to buy a renewable energy bond and grow their money. For the rest of this Parliament, £730 million of annual support will be spent on renewable energy projects.

In fact, numerous projects across the UK appear to be pulling together to help the country meet its future renewable energy goals. Energy supplier Ecotricity has called for a push in farm digestion. Thousands of farmers are apparently able to help plug the government’s 12% deficit through biomethane solutions.

Plans already in place are starting to pay dividends too. Reports suggest that the UK managed to produce half of its energy from low-carbon sources for the first time ever in Q3 2016. Again, coal generation also dropped to its lowest point during this period, and was beaten by solar generation.

The data, provided by the Electric Insights Quarterly report, cites “the dramatic rise of renewable energy” for the statistics, with wind, solar and biomass producing 20% of our clean energy.

Get potential returns of 9% when you invest in a renewable bond

That’s fantastic news for people interested in growing their money through a renewable bond option. Renewable energy production and infrastructure is on the rise, not just in the UK but across the globe. This means there are numerous opportunities for people to support the sector, if they want to buy a renewable bond.

Argentina has recently announced that it is set to award $4 billion in grants to renewable energy developers. According to energy minister Juan Jose Aranguren, this money will mainly go towards wind and solar projects.

Iran’s renewable sector is also set to see massive growth. Meanwhile, Morocco has totally transformed the way it generates and stores energy, in the hope of becoming 100% renewable sooner rather than later.

While it isn’t the end of coal just yet, many other countries are looking to phase the non-renewable out of their energy plans. The growing list includes France, Canada, Austria, Germany and many others. Mass renewable energy and a low-carbon life is almost here. Time to take advantage and harness the economic benefits for yourself.

When you invest in a renewable bond, you’re also contributing towards the growth of the clean energy market. You could potentially be changing the way the nation (and the world) generates and consumes power. Contact the Heron Global Partners team today to find out more.

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These companies are all investing in renewable energy bonds

These companies are all investing in renewable energy bonds

Investing in renewable energy bonds is a serious venture for individuals to consider. After all, we’re living in a time where renewable energy growth is big business, and numerous companies are investing millions in the sector.

People seeking a serious financial opportunity should seriously consider how to invest in renewable energy bonds in order to achieve fixed-rate returns. By diversifying one’s investment to include a clean and ethical industry, renewable energy bonds can also help investors to take advantage of fast-paced trends.

We’ve mentioned the RE100 before; a group of the world’s largest companies (including Apple, Google and Microsoft) committed to running off 100% renewable energy.

Now, thanks to new introductions in the UK, smaller companies can now take advantage of a commercial renewable future.

Why investing in renewable energy bonds makes sense

Independent energy supplier Good Energy is making waves in the commercial scene after it launched online platform Selectricity. This is a peer-to-peer platform which promises to give businesses greater access to local renewable energy generators, in order to help them cut their carbon footprints.

Greater commercial access to renewable energy solutions is fantastic news for the UK, especially as the government is putting its support behind the project. In fact, the platform has been part-funded by the government in an effort to help businesses choose their energy solutions and run from cleaner energy.

It’s not a gimmick. The entire National Grid is also feverishly planning ahead to put itself in line with energy trends, and be ready for a future where the country is run on renewable energy.

The renewables sector is progressing rapidly not just in the UK, but across the globe. There are numerous serious commercial opportunities enabling investors to grow their savings, making a renewable energy bonds an extremely worthwhile option to consider.

How to invest in renewable energy bonds for potentially large returns

Renewable energy bonds are a fantastic opportunity for savers looking to grow their money in a world of negative interest rates. With the non-renewables industry still struggling, renewables can represent an impressive long-term investment opportunity.

What’s more, a lot of those clean energy opportunities can be found in the UK. Eight global renewable energy giants have recently come together, for instance, to put £500 million of investment into tidal wave projects off the coast of Anglesey.

At the same time, Aviva has invested into four English renewable energy projects, with a fifth project lined up, as the company looks to diversify its energy expenditure.

All the while, new research projects are aiming to make the North of England one of the world’s leading hubs for green energy manufacturing and export for residential and commercial benefits. Most importantly, the projects are going to focus on the economic benefits of renewables; something more and more people are waking up to, especially from an investment perspective.

Wondering how investing in renewable energy bonds can earn potential returns of 9% (depending on your options) in a fixed-return, asset-backed manner? Contact us today to find out more.

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Renewable energy investments can be ethical and economical

Renewable energy investments can be ethical and economical

Renewable energy investments are known as a way to back the clean energy sector, but is it really a viable way to make serious money and grow your savings?

We firmly believe they can, and that positive trends in renewable energy investments show that making potentially high returns while supporting a green ideology can indeed exist together as a viable financial solution.

In fact people that have previously backed global renewable energy investments will likely have seen their faith pay off as traditional non-renewable energy stock prices tumble and struggle to recover.

Why you should focus on trends in renewable energy investments

Renewable energy investments have also been given the backing of Barclays Research, with the group adamant that investors putting money into clean energy bonds can not only diversify a portfolio but bring them potentially high returns, too.

Jess Staley, CEO of Barclays sums up the popularity of renewable energy investments by stating: “The growing awareness of and support for responsible investing has led to it becoming inherent to the investment processes of many institutional investors.”

It’s not just savers looking to grow their money from renewable energy investments, but entire countries, too. Canada has recently committed to phasing out coal-fired electricity by 2030, instead transitioning to renewable energy solutions such as wind. Canada has committed $21.9 billion of investment over 11 years for green infrastructure to help it reach its 90% clean energy target.

More and more countries are following Canada’s lead, and that can only present more and better opportunities for investors to back clean energy projects whilst growing their savings in an effective manner.

Chinese investors, for instance, are making waves in Latin America currently, investing in growing the region’s clean energy infrastructure whilst reaping the financial benefits at the same time. For the future health of the planet, such dealings can only be a positive solution.

Grow your savings by backing global renewable energy investments

For people looking to invest their money into the renewables sector, there’s some interesting news from the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, published by EY. According to their data, European countries are again on the rise when it comes to attractiveness in the investment opportunities they offer.

The report also points out that Europe has seen the greatest share of renewable bond activity than anywhere else, with $54.9 billion in green bonds issued in Europe since 2007. The European market’s seen as particularly attractive for investors thanks to unique weather patterns and areas such as the North Sea, a development favourite when it comes to wind power.

With the green bond market increasing in size by 50% since last year, the market gives people looking to grow their savings ample opportunity to back a clean energy sector that will help the planet and provide potentially high returns, too.

Backing the right renewable energy investments can not only help the world achieve reliance on clean energy solutions, but it can also potentially give investors returns of up to 9%, paid quarterly. Contact Heron Global Partners to find out more.

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The world's renewable energy investment forecast is fair

The world’s renewable energy investment forecast is fair

A lot of eyes are currently focused on the renewable energy investment scene because of the incredible returns it can potentially provide investors.

How? Because of the sheer amount of long-term renewable energy projects occurring worldwide as the world bids to exist on a future run by clean energy. The planning and adoption of clean energy across the globe has seen a boom in renewable energy investment growth as savers look to grow their money in ethical ways.

The high potential returns on offer from clean energy too make the renewable energy investment forecast look positively sunny, especially if areas such as Ethiopia and the Maldives achieve their future targets.

A positive-looking renewable energy investment forecast

The two countries are part of a group of 48 vowing to run off 100% clean energy by 2050. The areas are where climate change is hitting hardest, and is promising to work “as rapidly as possible” to implement clean energy solutions.

Renewable energy investment can not only help savers to grow their money, but also support projects similar to these to help countries and businesses run more of their infrastructure from clean energy.

Renewable energy investment can also take advantage of new, innovative trends. Wales, for instance, has been using its renewable energy investment wisely and is now one of the leading countries in the world – alongside Scotland – when it comes to clean energy production.

According to Green Alliance, counties in Wales such as Gwynedd and Mid Glamorgan are said to be the most improved when it comes to implementing solar and wind power. So much so that onshore wind power is now said to be cheaper than building new gas plants.

Capitalising on the trend of renewable energy investment growth

Morocco is another country that’s leading the way when it comes to clean energy solutions, especially in Africa.

As well as changes in the law such as banning plastic bags entirely and replacing its old bus and taxi fleets, Morocco is well on course to have more than half of its energy come from renewables by 2020.

They’ve reached this stage because of significant investment into its infrastructure, with new solar farms, wind and hydraulic dams being built to change the way the country views its energy status.

Before the projects almost all of Morocco’s energy was imported as the country had no fossil fuel reserves. Not only does it give Morocco more energy independence, but they’re looking to harness the energy they’re collecting and sell it to other countries.

Morocco isn’t just leading the way in Africa but across the globe with its renewable efforts. Savers and investors can look toward clean energy projects such as these to grow their capital in the long-term, and back a clean ethical sector that can only benefit the future direction of the planet.

Want to learn more about growing your savings and enjoying potential 9% quarterly returns? Discover what you can achieve from today’s positive renewable energy investment forecast. Speak to the Heron Global Partners team today.

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General Motors embraces renewable energy investment opportunities

General Motors embraces renewable energy investment opportunities

The renewable energy investment scene has been closely following the progress of the RE100 for a while now.

It’s something we’ve mentioned previously on our blog, and has helped turned people onto the world of clean energy and the renewable energy investment opportunities available to them that will help grow their finances.

The RE100 is a group of the world’s largest and most visible companies, all coming together to commit to powering their operations entirely through 100% renewable power.

With companies as influential as Apple, Nike, News Corp, the Scottish and Welsh governments and Google all involved, it’s little wonder that renewable energy investment is growing in popularity with such backing.

Grow your savings with renewable energy investment opportunities

One company that’s embracing its commitment to the RE100 model is General Motors, which has recently made its largest renewable energy purchase so far by buying a third of the power generated by a Cactus Flats wind farm development in Texas.

General Motors has purchased 50 MW of the 150 MW farm which will come online in the first half of 2018, and it’s set to power 16 of the company’s US-based facilities.

Movements such as these are excellent news from a renewable energy investment point of view. As Amy Davidsen, The Climate Group’s Executive Director, North America points out, “going 100% renewable makes business sense”.

General Motors is undoubtedly setting trends when it comes to investing in clean energy and are seeing the benefits first-hand of commercial renewable energy investment.

It’s not just businesses looking into becoming 100% run on renewable energy. 48 countries have recently agreed to run entirely from clean energy by 2050, and includes nations disproportionately affected by climate change including Ethiopia and Bangladesh.

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Scotland, one of the first destinations people look to for renewable energy investment, could be running on 50% renewable energy solutions by 2030 according to experts.

While momentum is certainly strong on a global level when it comes to adopting clean energy, there’s little doubt that the influence of the world’s largest companies will help achieve targets faster.

General Motors in fact, as well as the other companies within the RE100, are urging the European Union to encourage policymakers to revise energy legislation.

Doing so will help support businesses looking to go 100% renewable according to RE100, and further encourage clean energy adoption throughout business communities. It will also help global leaders reach their energy targets, and herald the dawn of a zero-emissions economy.

We’ll have to wait and see how the EU responds, and other economies like it. Whatever the reaction though, investing in renewable projects is a great way for savers and investors to diversify their portfolios into the green energy sector, as well as backing ethical opportunities to grow their money.

If you’re looking to grow your savings in a clean, ethical way, renewable energy investment opportunities may be an intriguing way to give your finances a boost. Contact Heron Global Partners today to find out more about potential quarterly returns of 9%.

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Investing in renewable energy bonds with the help of new tech

Investing in renewable energy bonds with the help of new tech

You shouldn’t be turned off from investing in renewable energy bonds if you’re worried about factors such as energy storage.

Reports have emerged recently, stating that both Germany and China are having to slow down their renewables production. This is because the clean energy they’re producing is simply too much for their energy grids to handle.

That’s not necessarily bad news. In fact, it’s can be seen as a positive when it comes to investing in renewable energy bonds. It proves that the technology is working to generate clean energy for the world’s largest nations. If anything, a better strategy needs to be laid down to improve national grids and energy storage capacity.

Investing in renewable energy bonds to back the clean energy market

Those steps are already being taken in the UK. A breakthrough’s recently happened where data has been transmitted across the national energy grid for the first time in its history.

It’s not just great news for the renewable energy bonds market, but for the nation as a whole. It could lead to the creation of virtual power stations, and help homes and businesses to manage their electricity consumption in smarter ways.

This isn’t a one-off story. There are numerous examples across the world of renewable energy technologies being better refined, including wind turbines and solar panels. As technology advances and storage options becomes better, it could lead to us seeing a world run entirely from renewables sooner rather than later.

Those developments can also help investors grow their money through renewable energy bonds as projects advance across the globe. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has recently called for renewables technology to become better refined to scale it up within inner cities by 2030, something which a number of providers are working on currently; another smart reason to invest in renewable energy bonds.

How to buy renewable energy bonds that offer fixed returns

Over in France and company, Nexans has produced a new generation of medium-voltage cables specifically designed to connect renewable energy sources to the grid. Not only will it offer a reduced environmental impact – it will also make joining renewables to the grid more cost-effective than ever.

Coming back to Germany… while it may have problems with the grid, energy storage specialists Sonnen GmbH are hard at work developing new, better batteries for long-term storage. Solar-plus-storage systems and other energy sharing platforms are also in development.

Technology is progressing alongside the growth of renewables in general. There may even be a time when we’re realistically harnessing the power of solar winds through extremely long cables.

Overall, it speaks volumes about the fast, progressive growth of the renewable energy market. Investors can potentially make significant gains if they back the right renewable energy bonds. As the industry grows, investors can grow their savings in fixed-rate, asset-backed ways with the right bond options.

Contact us if you’d like to know more about how to buy renewable energy bonds to diversify your portfolio. Back a clean, green ethical industry, and enjoy potential 10% returns from the wind energy market.
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Why invest in renewable energy bonds, whatever the political climate

Why invest in renewable energy bonds, whatever the political climate

Why invest in renewable energy bonds? As well as the impressive potential returns they can provide, they offer a sense of stability to investors at a time when traditional ‘safe bets’ such as oil and other non-renewables are in a state of flux.

We haven’t written about oil prices in a while, and with good reason. The industry’s still not in the best of places; prices per barrel are still low, and though they may rise a little intermittently, analysists say there’s little in the way of future momentum.

Why invest in renewable energy bonds instead of safe bets?

Attention, naturally, has turned to renewable energy bonds. Renewable energy bonds are now widely seen by a lot of investors not just as an alternative investment, but as the new ‘safe bet’ during times of trouble.

Factors such as a global oversupply are just one of the political reasons keeping the oil industry down, but renewable energy bonds can offer something of a shield against rough political climates.

Superpowers such as Germany are lauding the energy independence that renewables can provide, especially when armed conflicts occur. Germany Green Party MP Annalena Baerbock recently said: “When the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine started, we had a big debate about energy independence.

“People were thinking of how can we replace nuclear and also fossil fuels and that was the idea, to replace nuclear and afterwards coal with renewable energy.”

Germany’s just one of many countries seeing the benefits of energy independence through renewables; so much so that they’re having to scale back their wind efforts simply because the grid can’t keep up with how much energy the country’s providing.

How to invest in renewable energy bonds including wind and biofuels

Across Europe the energy industry has been transformed by renewables, with numerous fossil fuel providers desperate to get in on the action having identified the enormous commercial benefits renewables can provide.

Scotland’s efforts with renewables has been labelled a ‘quiet revolution’ while the Ukraine is the latest country to try and gain energy independence through solar and wind power, so it isn’t dependent on other nations for its energy.

The benefits are obvious when it comes to renewable energy bonds and renewables investment. The independence such platforms can provide make them a safer place to grow your money than a fossil fuel industry that – amazingly in 2016 – is still being marshalled at times for global political gain.

Even the United States says it wants to be energy independent, with net imports of petroleum in 2015 at their lowest level since 1970. With the global rise in renewables, there are numerous safe asset-backed fixed-return renewable energy bonds out there that can potentially grow investors’ money in safer ways than fossil fuels currently can.

Asking yourself why invest in renewable energy bonds? Some of those available in the wind industry can provide fixed returns of 10% from entry levels as low as £10,000. Contact the Heron Global Partners team today.

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Investing in renewable energy bonds gets personal

Investing in renewable energy bonds gets personal

There are new stories emerging on a daily basis about individuals investing in renewable energy bonds. Msny are benefitting from hugely positive trends within the renewables industry.

One of the most interesting at the moment is that Google is entering the renewables game. The company is leading a consortium to purchase the entire power production of a Dutch wind farm to boost their renewable energy sources.

It’s great to see such large companies pushing through their commitments to become more energy conscious. However, there’s another story that’s recently slipped under the radar which is also great news for renewable energy bonds.

Why the public is investing in renewable energy bonds

Not just large companies, but the global public is also becoming more energy conscious. A study conducted by Friends of the Earth Europe (FOEE) suggesting that, by 2050, 50% of EU residents could be generating their own renewable energy.

Why’s that good news for people that want to invest in renewable energy bonds? Because it highlights how renewable energy solutions are entering mainstream consciousness. If these figures are accurate, the trend to build, produce and refine the technology will open up more options for investing in renewable energy bonds than ever.

264 million could take power over their own energy supply with renewables, according to the report. A citizen-owned system would break up the monopoly of large-scale global energy providers; another reason to consider renewable energy bonds and follow the trend away from fossil fuels.

Schools, hospitals and other small enterprises can join the renewables revolution, according to the report. Though it’s an interesting idea that looks to be gaining momentum, by the time people adopt the technology in 2050 their country may already be running entirely from renewables, anyway!

How to buy renewable energy bonds that offer fixed returns

One of our favourite places when it comes to talking about investing in renewable energy bonds is Scotland. The country’s been making huge strides in the renewables industry. A recent report has confirmed that the country managed to power itself entirely from renewable energy sources on 7 August 2016.

Scotland has now entered an exclusive club alongside Portugal, Costa Rica and Denmark who have also managed the feat. Doing that on a consistent level globally is the aim, though. India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has recently said he wants to be the first global leader to switch completely to renewable energy.

World leaders and large numbers of the general global populace realise the benefits and want to personally move to renewables full-time if they can. Investing in renewable energy bonds not only offers a chance to back the clean energy sector and help it grow. It also offers the potentially large growth benefits for their savings and funds as the sector expands.

If you want to know more about investing in renewable energy bonds, contact Heron Global Partners today. We can introduce you to 10% fixed returns  with capital growth options available in an asset-backed investment.

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