SKorea to spend 3.4 bln dlrs on green IT: officials

May 13, 2009

South Korea said Wednesday it will spend more than three billion dollars over the next five years to develop information technology as an "eco-friendly" growth engine.

The Presidential Committee on Green Growth said the government would plough 4.2 trillion won (3.4 billion dollars) until 2013 into 10 key projects.

They include creating energy-saving versions of products like personal computers, TVs, displays and servers, as well as developing energy-efficient IT service networks including lines.

Others include the construction of eco-friendly schools using digitised textbooks, electric screens to replace blackboard and chalk, and the application of IT technologies to reduce energy consumption in manufacturing.

The plans are part of the "Green New Deal" announced early this year, aimed at developing environmentally friendly industries to become the country's new economic driver.

(c) 2009 AFP

Explore further: Modeling platform shows environmental impact of retrofitted buildings

Related Stories

Toward greener, more energy-efficient buildings

Nov 17, 2008

In the face of growing environmental concerns and a renewed interest in energy efficiency, the construction of homes and businesses that emphasize "green" construction materials is on the rise, according to an article scheduled ...

JVC Develops Eco-friendly DVD Disk

Dec 08, 2004

According to JCN Network, Victor Company of Japan (JVC) has developed an eco-friendly DVD disk made from corn starch-based polylactide. The disk incorporates polyactide-based transparent plastic for optical disk use, wh ...

Japan mulls high-tech economic stimulus

Mar 17, 2009

Japan may invest two billion dollars or more in new information and communication systems under an economic stimulus package with the aim of creating 400,000 jobs by 2011, an official said Tuesday.

Recommended for you

Reliable systems for recharging electric vehicles

17 hours ago

The success of electric vehicle networks depends on economical vehicles – and efficient power grids. Existing power lines were not designed for the loads generated by electric vehicles. Fraunhofer researchers ...

Saving energy with smart facades

18 hours ago

Glass-fronted office buildings are some of the biggest energy consumers, and regulating their temperature is a big job. Now a façade element developed by Fraunhofer researchers and designers for glass fronts ...

Latin America divided between oil and green energy

20 hours ago

Latin America spends billions of dollars subsidizing fossil fuels each year, but also has some of the world's largest renewable power programs, highlighting the energy-hungry region's divisions as it charts ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.