Daily Sprout


This afternoon’s Daily Sprout comes to you courtesy of GigaOM Pro Green IT curator Jeff St. John, who brings daily news updates, weekly articles, and long form reports to the subscribers of GigaOM Pro (the daily bits are available to all on the Green IT page).

China Plans Charging Standards for Electric Cars: The Chinese government plans to introduce standards for technical requirements for charging stations for electric vehicles in October, according to news reports citing an unnamed official in China’s State Electricity Regulatory Commission.

UN Board Could Rein in $2.7 Billion Carbon Market: Carbon offsets are under more scrutiny. The United Nations panel overseeing a $2.7 billion carbon credit fund are asking five Chinese chemical plants to prove they aren’t overproducing, then destroying, ozone-harming chemicals merely to claim the income from offsetting their greenhouse gas impact.

Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Smart Grid Security Experts: Bob Gohn of Pike Research outlines the dire mood of smart grid security experts who spoke at last week’s first-ever Smart Grid Cyber Security Summit in San Jose, including IBM’s Andy Bochman, who blogs that the Stuxnet worm infecting SCADA systems is more problematic than initially thought.

40% of Consumers Want to Test Drive EVs: “Forty percent of consumers report they are likely to test drive an electric vehicle, according to a new study of online American adults from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).”

Southern California Edison’s Smart Energy Center: Utility Southern California Edison (SCE) will open up its smart energy exhibit tomorrow that features smart appliances, smart meters and a smart home.

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