‘Follow the Money’: Hard-Hitting Danish Drama Documents Wind Industry Corruption, Australian Sequel Promised. Thursday nights on SBS at 9:30pm.
Without giving too much away, the company at the centre of the story, Energreen, is filled with cocksure and arrogant types, of the kind that you might find swanning around with wind power outfits like, Infigen and Pacific Hydro. …
Of course Denmark, the birthplace of Vestas, is no stranger to wind industry sleaze, corruption and fraud. Vestas and its slick financial dealings have, no doubt, provided Follow the Money’s scriptwriters with plenty of material to work with.
What about an Australian sequel?
The Pilot for the Series kicks off in Australia’s Federal Parliament during Senate Estimates held on 5 May 2016.
WA Liberal Senator, Chris Back starts off with a little probing of the Clean Energy Regulator, Chloe Munro (keep a lookout for her doppelgänger in the Danish version of Follow the Money) on the topic of around $100 million worth of Renewable Energy Certificates pocketed by Babcock and Brown (aka Infigen or Energreen), which were paid out based on a signature that the CER has, despite some effort, been unable to verify.
The script follows in the linked article (taken from Hansard, it is real), uncovering systemic corruption like in Denmark. As is widely said when investigating questionable activity, “follow the money.” Think the enviros are above that? Think again.