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4 February 2012
Germany Moving Forward with the Third Industrial Revolution
Despite the high up-front costs of re-building a national power infrastructure, largely decentralized and based on renewable energy sources, Germany remains Europe’s economic powerhouse. In 2007, the European Parliament made a written declaration to establish a Third Industrial Revolution “through partnership with committed regions and cities, SMEs (small and medium-size enterprises) and civil society organizations.” With all of the financial trouble going on in parts of Europe, and Germany’s central role …