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If Asia’s sprawling built environment is going to thrive in a future shaped by climate change, technology will have to help. Here are some of the coolest tech innovations Eco-Business saw during Singapore Green Building Week.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/from-breathing-walls-to-rain-harvesting-canopies-the-coolest-tech-at-singapore-green-building-week/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2010092018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2010092018+CID_467449611c5ec37e13606145f08f8a38&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=From%20breathing%20walls%20to%20rain-harvesting%20canopies%20The%20coolest%20tech%20at%20Singapore%20Green%20Building%20Week

The Thailand Board of Investment has announced new investment packages and privileges for electric vehicle (EV) companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

Read more: https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/business-finance-regulation/thailand-ev-companies-investment-growth/?utm_source=Spintelligent+Publishing+mailer&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SEI+Daily+Enews+07+September+2018&utm_term=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smart-energy.com%2Findustry-sectors%2Fbusiness-finance-regulation%2Fthailand-ev-companies-investment-growth%2F

Australia does not need to quit the Paris climate agreement because our commitments are non-binding, and new coal plants can continue to be constructed, according to the resources minister, Matt Canavan.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/07/paris-climate-deal-doesnt-stop-us-building-new-coal-plants-canavan-says

Spray-on solar panels, smart aircon, and heat-reflective paint will be part of a plan to reduce the energy consumption of the tropical city-state’s built environment with a new building standard.

Read more: https://www.eco-business.com/news/in-climate-stressed-singapore-the-future-is-super-low-energy-buildings/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Digest%2010092018&utm_content=Daily%20Digest%2010092018+CID_467449611c5ec37e13606145f08f8a38&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=In%20climate-stressed%20Singapore%20the%20future%20is%20super%20low%20energy%20buildings

According to a new Solar Citizens report Queensland’s planned renewable energy projects could inject $24 billion into the state’s economy and support up to 35,000 jobs if the state Labor government strengthens policy and support for the sector.

Read more: http://econews.com.au/58635/report-queensland-close-to-90-per-cent-renewable-energy/

India's $7.5 bln plan to turn 100 urban centres into Smart Cities by 2020 does not address structural issues and ignores the needs of low-income and marginalised groups, experts say

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