With Suntech's downfall, what will policy makers and other emerging new tech rethink?

Back to 2008, when Suntech's stock price reached $90 per share, it marked the peak of the solar PV empire, and the boss of which was the richest man before that in 2006 and received the award of "50 people who could have saved the world" by Guardian in 2007. Ironically, the Guardian proved to be a successful fortune teller on the boss's destiny by using the tense of "could have", which means they might save the world but eventually they did not, and in the boss's situation, he could not even save himself or the solar PV company he created.
 

Fluorescent lamps gains new legitimacy hope to continue staying in business as MITT issues China’s roadmap to gradually reduce the mercury content of fluorescent lamps

On February 18th, the second day of office hour after China’s Lunar New Year holidays, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MITT) took the leading role and published China’s roadmap to gradually reduce the mercury content of fluorescent lamps, the targets including:

 By the end of 2013, try to phase out the liquid mercury production method of CFLs;

 By the end of 2014, try to fully phase out the liquid mercury production method of CFLs, the mercury emission reduce 50% compared to year 2010;

China’s NDRC released Solid State Lighting Energy Conservation Industry Plan, LED market share reach 20%, annual growth rate 30%, and industry value reach 450 billion yuan in 2015

As predicted in the Policy chapter of the Global Solid State Lighting Outlook1, China’s NDRC was going to issue a specific and comprehensive 12th FYP for SSL industry. After more than 3 months’ delay, it’s finally released.

The Plan sets many ambitious targets:

In market share side, the Plan says by 2015, the incandescent lighting bulbs above 60W for general lighting will be totally phased out and the market share of which will be reduced to less than 10%. The LED functional lighting products will have a market share more than 20%.

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