Green power fuels these high yields: Brookfield Renewable and Innergex

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As concern over the environment has grown over the last several years so, too, has interest in green energy investing. Here are two good choices for environmentally conscious investors seeking long-term gains and reliable dividends from green energy holdings. BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE PARTNERS LP $50 remains a buy. The partnership (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; High-Growth Dividend Payer Portfolio, Utilities sector; Units outstanding: 274.8 million; Market cap: $13.7 billion; Dividend yield: 3.0%; Dividend Sustainability Rating: Above Average; www.bep.brookfield.com) owns 219 hydroelectric generating stations, 102 wind farms and 4,921 solar-power facilities. With the March 2021 payment, Brookfield raised its quarterly distribution by 5.0%, to $0.3038 U.S. a unit from $0.2893 U.S. The new annual rate of $1.215 U.S. yields a reasonable 3.0%. The partnership aims to raise the annual payment by 5% to 9% each year. Brookfield recently secured a new long-term contract to supply electricity to Plug Power Inc. (Nasdaq symbol PLUG). That firm makes hydrogen and fuel cell products for industrial businesses in the U.S. and Canada. One primary…

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