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

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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.

There are currently over 380,000 copies of the Chinese edition of the Third Industrial Revolution book in print.   


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. 


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.



Please see this link for the full article from Gizmodo


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