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Ventus Vct Plc LSE:VEN London Ordinary Share GB00B03KMY45 ORD 25P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 110.50 108.00 113.00 110.50 110.50 110.50 0.00 01:00:00
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Equity Investment Instruments 1.7 1.4 8.5 13.1 18

Ventus Vct Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
15/9/2005
07:00
This must be quite a alarming statistic if you are not a recipient of the subsidies, but I'm quite happy to take my little slice of that £6Bn at the expense of the taxpayer, that's in addition to the £10K the taxpayer stumped up to subsidise my initial purchases of 25K shares. http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9078-1780872,00.html
timbo003
23/8/2005
20:34
So, the AGM will be on Thursday Sept 22nd. I'm hoping they give us an update on investments so far, but I'm not holding my breath on that one, it's still early days. I will not be attending this AGM, I've got a good excuse this time, as I'm off on hols from Sept 15th for three weeks.
timbo003
20/7/2005
20:52
Blimey! Even my old favorite, UK Coal (alas, I no longer hold) are getting into windfarms now, see link and abstract below: http://www.companyannouncements.net/cgi-bin/articles/200507200700190821P.html Harworth Power, UK COAL's power generation subsidiary with 32 MWe of installed methane power generation capacity, has identified opportunities to submit planning applications in respect of former colliery and surface mining land for the erection of up to 40 wind turbines with a capacity of 80 MW. The applications are currently being progressed and will be determined over the next two years. Harworth Power is further developing its generation capacity with the addition of renewable generation capacity utilising vegetable and other organic waste oils.
timbo003
19/7/2005
19:32
This is related to Windfarms and VCTs, but perhaps not directly to Ventus There was a brief article in the Sunday Telegraph concerning (unquoted) Eclipse Energy (wind farm/gas turbine hybrid offshore powerstations) which is preparing to float on AIM in the near future: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2005/07/17/cneclip17.xml It looks like Invesco Perpetual Aim VCT (yes, I own a few) have dived in early with a pre IPO investment, see their latest portfolio update here: http://www.companyannouncements.net/cgi-bin/articles/20050704150707P5905.html I now expect to follow Eclipse Energy's post float fortunes with considerable interest.
timbo003
12/7/2005
18:16
It looks like Ventus may either do a top up later this year, or start a new "Ventus 2" (thanks to dawar on the Alkane thread for the link) Ventus VCT, which launched earlier this year, invests in wind farms. Although it is now closed to new investors, it is planning to offer another round of shares in the same or a similar fund later this year. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/printFriendly/0,,1-529-1687481,00.html Good! I'll almost certainly be subscribing.
timbo003
26/6/2005
11:17
"The radar returns from the turbines' moving blades are typically similar in size to a light aircraft." A ground radar transmitter sends out pulses and a receiver looks for reflections. Wind turbine blades can be as big as a small aircraft or helicopter. If the radar is supposed to detect an aircraft, then it is no surprise that it detects the turbine blade. "To confuse the radar further, the tip speed - though not that of the whole blade - is just below the speed of sound, much the same as an aircraft." I suspect that "is just below the speed of sound," is not relevant. Ground radar is required to detect slow aircraft. "On radar screens the signals generated show up as multiple objects that pop up and then disappear unpredictably." A wind farm will have several rotating blades - not synchronised together and certainly not synchronised to the radar pulses, and with direction of the blades determined by the wind. The radar pulse is reflected by metal objects - I suppose fibreglass or carbon fibre isn't strong enough without some metal reinforcement - or alternatives cost more.
david77
26/6/2005
10:54
The article in todays The Business "BAE uses fuzzy logic to make wind farms vanish" is worth a read. I confess that I hadn't realised that there was a potential problem with wind farms and air traffic control systems and I certainly had not appreciated that the turbine tip speed was similar to that of a light aicraft propeller tip speed, which happens to be just under the speed of sound! http://thebusinessonline.com/Stories.aspx?StoryID=AA404033-D8CC-4B8C-B0E0-288E8CB682E3
timbo003
20/6/2005
20:41
For anyone (like me), who has been waiting for their tax year 2005/2006 share certificates, I phoned the registrar today and I was informed that share certificates (and tax certificates) will be sent out this week. Meanwhile whilst we wait for news on Ventus investments, I find it very comforting to see that the price of crude oil remains reassuringly high (circa $60/barrel) which will do no harm whatsoever to Ventus's future prospects.
timbo003
12/6/2005
08:59
Ventus Energy to build CAD 18m (USD 14.3m) Norway Wind Park 09 Jun 2005 But will it trade at all? Established Windpower company, check Novera: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=9100964
energyi
07/6/2005
20:53
David I think your only choice nowadays to avoid the dreaded CGT is to invest in EIS companies. Currypasty's EIS thread should give you a few ideas http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=6075735 I did circa £22K last year in EIS and I have so far done £5K this tax year (mainly asset rich, unquoted pub companies in both cases)
timbo003
07/6/2005
20:31
I could only do £3k 'cos my income tax will only be about £1,200 - but my CGT bill will be around £24k - what can I do to reduce that?
david77
07/6/2005
20:13
The offer is now closed. Good! http://www.uk-wire.com/cgi-bin/articles/200506071413232511N.html So there are now around 15M shares, which presumably means they have raised around £14.3 Million. For the record, my final tally is 25.2K shares which represents around 0.167% of the total, the missis owns another 10K shares which is circa 0.067% of the total. I'm now looking forward to the massive (8%) tax free divis (starting in around three years time), meanwhile, I guess I will have to put up with measly 3% (tax free) divis. Oh, and I must not forget the £10K income tax rebate coming my way soon. LOL
timbo003
01/6/2005
18:15
From today's Times, page 58 Weather Eye by Paul Simons Getting up to speed with wind power BRITAIN is one of the windiest places on Earth. In a global survey of wind speeds, some of the highest average wind speeds, over 33kph (21mph), were found in parts of north and west Scotland, northwest and southwest England. These areas are regularly battered by depressions sweeping off the Atlantic and have enormous potential for generating electricity by wind power. Researchers at Stanford Uni­versity took data from around the world and calculated aver­age wind speeds at 80m (262ft) above the ground, the height needed for wind turbines to work. They found that there are enough windy places to make five times the entire world ener­gy needs from wind power alone. Of course, it would be un­economic or highly conten­tious to site wind turbines at every suitable location, especially in areas of natural beauty. Nonetheless, the potential for wind power remains enormous. Apart from the UK, the world's other windiest regions are sited along the European coast of the North Sea, the southern tip of South America and Tasmania. But the strongest winds of all are found in North America, around the Great Lakes and along the coastlines of the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. The US has the windiest location at Mount Washington, New Hampshire, which also holds the world record for the high­est wind speed: 372kph (231mph) logged during a storm on April 13, 1934.
david77
29/5/2005
18:43
Hi Timbo003 : well spotted : Seems to be a very good offering. How they are going to make a profit though - I don't know. Will certainly keep an eye on them
a0002577
29/5/2005
07:28
I found this in todays Sunday Times: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1631846,00.html Whilst not directly related to Ventus it is nevertheless of interest and Windsave could be one to consider for the future if and when they float next year. Their web site is here http://www.windsave.com/index.htm
timbo003
22/5/2005
06:16
I must say, I'm not complaining, hopefully it will mean lots more investment opportunities for Ventus! http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1489792,00.html The Ventus offer is due to close at the end of this week, so if you are thinking of subscribing you better be quick!
timbo003
15/5/2005
13:18
Here's a couple of links to weekend press articles that are relevant: From todays Independent Government report gives new wind to green energy which begins "Wind power is better than nuclear power stations for tackling global warming, the Government's official environmental advisers will tell Tony Blair this week.". I'm not entirely sure how they work that one out, but I'm quite happy to go along with the conclusion. From Investors Chronicle "Fuelling the future" http://www.investorschronicle.co.uk/content/paid/2005/Markets/markets_20050513_4.html a four page article which discusses London listed companies (and companies coming to AIM) which are involved with wind power, biomass technologies, fuel cells, wave and tidal power, solar power and green energy funds (you will need to subscribe to IC to view). Ventus and Keydata VCTs get a mention along with all the usual suspects including Alkane (ALK), ITM Power (ITM), Ocean Power Technologies (OPT), Solar Intergrated Technologies (SIT), Biofuels (BFC) and D1 Oils (DOO)
timbo003
12/5/2005
14:28
thnx, A000 It is for my "own purposes", but if anyone wants to come and post, you are welcome Link: http://www.advfn.com/cmn/fbb/thread.php3?id=9037989
energyi
12/5/2005
14:27
VEN prospectus: http://www.taxshelterreport.co.uk/prospectuses/283.pdf
energyi
12/5/2005
14:12
Hi energyi : by all means but it may not get much response. Have a look at the boards on the Fool e.g. http://boards.fool.co.uk/Message.asp?mid=9198318 I am know as BusyBumbleBee over there. Timbo is still Timbo there. it is worth putting a link in your new board to http://www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/about/media/notes/bn002.shtml with kind regards
a0002577
12/5/2005
13:58
I will start a VCT thread about this phenomenon
energyi
12/5/2005
11:06
Hi Mahamamsa: glad to hear from Bratislava : what are you doing there? Sounds a fascinating place to be.
a0002577
12/5/2005
10:32
I can see about thirty windmills from my balcony in Bratislava, right on the horizon. They're all in Austria. Burgenland is jam-packed with windmills. Have to see if there are any guided tours.
mahamamsa
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