Thursday, December 12, 2013

Rifkin update

It seems this stuff is being implemented everywhere but the US. Hmmm, wonder why that is? From the Office of Jeremy Rifkin newsletter:

China Announces an $82 billion Plan to Establish a Third Industrial Revolution Energy Internet Across the Country

Liu Zhenya, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation, lays out China's ambitious plan to lead the world into the Third Industrial Revolution in an article titled "Smart Grid Hosting and Promoting the Third Industrial Revolution."

Under the plan, millions of people in neighborhoods and communities, as well as hundreds of thousands of businesses, will be able to produce their own green electricity locally and share it on a national energy Internet, just like they now create and share information online. 

The distributed, collaborative, peer-to-peer, and laterally scaled energy infrastructure will fundamentally alter the economic life of China, while establishing its commanding leadership in the next great economic revolution.

Kazakhstan International Energy 
Expo 2017  



Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture has been chosen by the government of Kazakhstan to be the master planner and architect of the 2017 World Energy Expo. 

The $3.5 billion Expo, themed on Mr. Rifkin's vision of a five pillar Third Industrial Revolution, will introduce millions of fair-goers to the smart, sustainable city of the future. 

The Expo city will consist of a residential, commercial, and industrial development zone that will remain after the fair and be the centerpiece of a Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan for the city of Astana. Mr. Rifkin is advising President Nazarbayev and the Kazakhstan government on the oversight and deployment for the Expo and accompanying TIR economic development zone.

The Region of Nord-Pas de Calais and Jeremy Rifkin Announce a Third Industrial Revolution Master Plan 

The multi-billion euro long-term regional economic development plan is expected to create thousands of new jobs and spur a wave of new business opportunities across northern France.

Nord-Pas de Calais has become the first region in France to commit its resources to the transition into a sustainable five pillar Third Industrial Revolution post-carbon infrastructure. 





The Energy Oscars Event, hosted by the Energy Academy, took place on November 14th 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Rifkin was awarded the "Energizer of the Year" prize.

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