Spain Gets Smart on Green Subsidies
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  • ljgude

    As a retired academic who has tried his hand at business with mixed success I have noticed that academics are attracted to nifty ideas like renewable energy because they appear to be workable in theory. In fact that is our job as academics – to do our best to get the theory right. Businessmen, I have learned the hard way, have to get a whole sequence of often quite mundane things like ‘due diligence’ right before they make a profit. Wonks is a word for academically minded people in government…I think you can see the rest.

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