26 Sep '11, 9am

Cleantech Investment, Green Economy Board Game

Cleantech Investment, Green Economy Board Game

ZS: I see you had some fun with this. SC: Definitely. But the funny part is, most of the policy and random events that occur throughout the game are based in reality… sometimes scarily so. There’s a set of modern day robber barons in the game, which is a piece on the board called the “oil industry lobbyists.” Last year, when Oahu was trying to add a fee on single-use plastic bags, these guys descended en masse and derailed the bill. While they’re here, they also push other bad policies, and that’s reflected in the game, too. Whichever county the oil industry lobbyists are in, green businesses only pay their investors half their regular dividends until the lobbyists leave.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2011/09/26/cleantech-investment-...

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