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China's New Energy Revolution: How the World Super Power is Fostering Economic Development and Sustainable Growth through Thin-Film Solar Technology by Li Hejun

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CHAPTER 1

NEW ENERGY REVOLUTION: CHINA’S CHOICE

Introduction

Why did the prosperity shown in the painting “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” by Zhang Zeduan (Song Dynasty) not carry over from Kaifeng, the capital city of the Song Dynasty, to Beijing, the capital of the Qing Dynasty, making the so-called “Celestial Empire” of Emperor Qianlong prosperous forever? Why could the electric light invented by Thomas Edison illuminate the whole world from America?

Humanity has experienced industrial revolutions twice and is now meeting the third one.

The prime power of each industrial revolution might seem to be technological inventions but actually they are energy revolutions. In the first industrial revolution, the British successfully substituted ...

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