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The International Investor

By Benjamin J. Butler


Vienna, Austria

 

"I Feel Like I'm Living In A Cartoon," Rick Santeli, CNBC.

 

So I have just arrived in Vienna from Munich where I spent a few days. These Germanic countries and places fascinate me. Everything seems to function well and they seem to be quite evolved when it comes to green/efficient energy, a subject on my mind after last week’s event that I helped organize with KIC Innoenergy. Clearly, this is not merely a technology issue – it is also a mindset. I remember when as a budding venture capitalist I went to meet a prominent climate scientist. I was interested in being part of the solution so I thought that it might be useful to help fund some alternative energy companies. The climate scientist’s opening statement was “Change the way they measure GDP! This antiquated way of measuring the progress of a country – the idea that 3 ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.


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