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To greener pastures?

As Australia enters into new free trade agreements, Charlie Mei discusses the implications and the compensation needed for the workers left behind.

Spain’s tax on sunlight – the candle makers’ tax?

In the mid-2000’s Spain embarked on a solar power revolution: 2008 alone saw solar-energy capacity increase by 400%, accounting for half of the world’s new solar-power installations[i]. Yet five years on, many of Spain’s solar-energy companies are on the verge of bankruptcy as revenues and demand plummet. What happened to cause such a rapid fall from grace in the industry once dubbed ‘renewable-energy’s Cinderella’[ii]?

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