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“The political system has been made so incredibly complex that nobody can even have a grasp of what is going on. And it’s kept that way, because the more complex it gets, the more money it generates for the actors involved. Or wastes it – from a citizen’s point of view. In many ways, the… » read more

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Having spent the last few weeks in the UK, I have had the chance to see the media in full force. When it comes to the relationship between the UK and Europe, it is not a very pretty sight. News reports on television seem – to me at least – to be quite impartial. They… » read more

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Newspaper headlines in the UK press over the past few days have lambasted the latest round of bank stress tests. Why? The general sentiment seemed – at least to me – to be that the last tests were not suitably tough enough, and these won’t be either. Is that really the point of them? I… » read more

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The role that can be played by water in the generation of clean energy is not to be underestimated. Within that role, hydropower is vital. I spoke to Lauha Fried, a Policy Officer with the European Small Hydropower Association. Can hydropower play a significant role in preventing or slowing the pace of climate change by… » read more

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