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Chinese automobile-maker BYD and Singapore's Institute for Infocomm Research will jointly develop “smart” electric cars with autonomous vehicle sensors, the pair announced last week.
A pair University of Texas at Arlington researchers have come up with an innovative solution to mobile phone batteries constantly in need of recharging and home energy generation where large wind turbines are not possible.
It’s not just humans who suffer from pollution according to global semiconductor company Intel, where engineers have discovered that rotten air is also taking a toll on electronics in China and India.
The Vietnamese town of Da Nang has rolled out the first phase of its smarter city program. Selected by IBM to receive support under its smarter cities program, one of 33 cities chosen around the world for the project, water and transportation infrastructure has been the focus of early research.
A new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology has concluded that the Internet and other information communication and technology (ICT) elements produce over 830 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) a year.
The two-way communication between the scientific and business communities must be enhanced to ensure competitiveness of the Malaysian green technology industry in the global market, according to a report by Malaysia’s state-run news Agency, Bernama.
Panasonic has opened an “eco ideas” Factory in Vietnam which is aimed at producing eco-friendly products with sustainable industry practices and raising the level of eco consciousness in the local community.
From the second half of next year all building owners in Singapore will have to comply with the city state’s Green Mark standards, following an amendment to the Building Control Act. The city state has also launched a new dedicated green building rating system for data centers.
According to a recent report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, investment in energy-efficient telecom network infrastructure will reach USD194 billion annually by 2016. All told, these investments could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the telecom industry by 32 percent by 2016 compared to a business-as-usual scenario, the study concludes.
New research says that green IT and sustainability are emerging as key concerns for businesses, investors and policymakers in India and should be valued at USD70 billion by 2015.