A post on TreeHugger got my attention last week. It was about how the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, stated that further to the economic downturn in 2007 he putted people before banks and cleantech before fossil fuels.
As the OECD notes, the economic situation is improving quickly and now the country is powered a 100% by low carbon sources. (To be fair, it was nearly the case before as the country benefits from huge geothermal capacities.)
Of course, what was done there couldn’t be completely replicated here in Europe or in America. But I think there are some lessons we could learn… See this article from Time Magazine for more.