Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Mafia and multinationals milk Italy’s green energy boom

The solar plant of Narbolia near Oristano in SardiniaFamed for its lush plains and emerald waters but racked by poverty and unemployment, Sardinia has jumped at the chance to boost the economy by converting its long months of sunshine into green energy. In Sardinia's northwest, the crop from purple and golden fields of thistles and sunflowers is used to generate biomass energy, while on the rolling hills in the island's centre, towering white turbines spin gently in the breeze at Italy's second largest wind farm.

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