How the Nordic countries outsmarted the US again

Bergen, Norway (CNN) – Subtly, as is their style, the Nordic countries — Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland — have seized global leadership on clean energy innovation and aim to keep it. Their motive isn’t simply green-tinged altruism — although they’re acutely cognizant of climate change and pollution. They want…