China charts road map to green cities

ChinaStraits Times — BEIJING: China has unveiled a road map to make its cities more liveable, efficient and green. Under the new guidelines, the growth of cities will be monitored closely to prevent problems such as pollution, severe traffic congestion and public safety hazards. The directive was issued by the State Council, China’s Cabinet, and released by state media on Sunday. It came two months after leaders met for the Central Urban Work Conference.

Asia-Pacific Smart Grid Market to Grow as Countries Rush to Meet Escalating Electricity Demand, Finds Frost & Sullivan, from KL

MalaysiaPRNewswire — KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia:  With utilities in Asia-Pacific increasingly seeking new ways to deal with the escalating demand for electricity, smart grid deployment has moved into the spotlight. The smart grid market has already had a jump start with the installation of smart grid test-beds inThailand, home energy management systems in Singapore and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in the Philippines.