The Mafia Takes an Interest in Renewable Energy

created at: 09/14/2010

Talk about greenwashing. As it turns out, the Italian Mafia has taken quite an interest into the wind power business. Inhabitat reports, ” Fraud is rampant in Sicilian mob strongholds like Corleone, where the Mafia owns many wind farms. The reason: power from wind farms is sold at a high rate because of generous government subsidies intended to expand the renewable energy sector. All the mob has to do is buy off local politicians and voila, the Mafia owns the lucrative wind power business.”wind energy, wind power, wind farm, sicily, mob, mafia, sustainable design, green design, renewable energy