How to get it flat wrong: The Netherlands way

In the space of 15 years, the Dutch renewables industry went from leading light to bit player, yet offshore wind is now giving the country a second chance.

If it is true that nothing is more expensive in life than a missed opportunity, then when it comes to green energy, The Netherlands faces a nasty bill.

As the inevitability of the need for renewable energy presses ever more firmly upon the minds of governments, the Dutch can only look in the mirror and wonder what happened.

After all, The Netherlands is synonymous in the minds of many with its picturesque windmills. Their builders were forced to harness the power of the wind rather than constructing water mills as their country's notoriously Log in to read complete article.

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