January 30, 2014

Gone with the Wind: Germany's Green Investment

Latsch et al., Der Spiegel

The Associated Press

Investments in renewable energy were supposed to be a sure thing, with wind park operators promising annual returns of up to 20 percent. More often than not, however, such pledges have been illusory -- and many investors have lost their principal to boot.

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TAGGED: Renewable Energy, Germany, Green Energy


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