January 23, 2013
The Italian Mafia Goes Green
Anthony Faiola, Washington Post
Because it receives more sun and wind than any other part of Italy, Sicily became one of Europe's most obvious hotbeds for renewable energies over the past decade. As the Italian government began offering billions of euros annually in subsidies for wind and solar development, the potential profitability of such projects also soared -- a fact that did not go unnoticed by Sicily’s infamous crime families.
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