Malaysia’s federal government will take control of water assets in the opposition-controlled Selangor state after rationing affected the region that surrounds Kuala Lumpur for more than a month.
More than two years after he resigned from BlackBerry Ltd., the struggling smartphone maker he co-founded, Jim Balsillie is back, promoting technologies of a greener variety.
South Korea, striving to become a global leader in electric-vehicle adoption, will host its first exhibition dedicated to EVs. One notable absentee: the nation’s largest automaker.
Burning cars and bankruptcies have marred the market for batteries powering electric vehicles. That isn’t deterring the world’s biggest chemical maker BASF SE from investing in the space.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is extending by one year its program that expedites review of applications for inventions intended to improve the environment and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.
For Ray Lane, the years after leaving Oracle Corp. with a $1 billion fortune were supposed to cement his reputation as a shrewd Silicon Valley executive.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said the government will form a “green technology” center to study technology related to energy, information technology, environment, and to share that knowledges with other emerging nations.
The U.S. plans to expand a program that reduces by 12 months the processing time for patents on inventions intended to improve the environment.
Swiss Water Tech Research & Development SA, a green-technology developer, said it’s in line to win about $200 million of contracts in Pakistan to supply clean-power plants that run on waste.
Siemens AG , Europe’s largest engineering company, aims to grow its sales from so-called green products designed to save energy to 40 billion euros ($55 billion) by 2014.
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