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Vietnam eyes doubling of power generation capacity by 2030

HANOI: Vietnam wants to nearly double its total installed power generation capacity to 146,000 megawatts by 2030, and prioritise the development of renewable sources and reducing its coal dependency, its government said on Tuesday (Apr 26).

Scatec refinances 39-MW wind farm in Vietnam

April 25 (Renewables Now) – Norwegian renewables developer Scatec ASA (OSL:SCATC) has refinanced USD-37-million (EUR 34.4m) of non-recourse project debt for its Dam Nai wind farm in Vietnam, the company said on Monday.

Coal shortages require Vietnam to diversify supply sources

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam is now in need of diversifying energy supply sources as it is facing a shortage of coal supply for electricity, cement, and fertiliser production due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia – Ukraine conflict. According to Vietnam Electricity (EVN), thermal power plants are struggling with serious coal shortages. The coal supplied in the first quarter approximated […]

Vietnam Clean Energy Forum looks towards carbon neutrality

The second Vietnam Clean Energy Forum took place in Hanoi on April 7, offering a venue for managers, scientists and businesses to exchange views on mechanisms, policies, technology and financing for wind, solar and gas power projects towards carbon neutrality.

Power generation capacity projected to reach 146,000 MW by 2030

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh recently took part in an conference with localities regarding the completion of the National Power Development Plan for the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII).

Suitable legal frameworks, policies needed to fulfill climate targets: experts

The Vietnamese government has set out a roadmap to achieve the country’s climate targets, including net zero emissions by 2050 as committed by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the UK.

PM wants Ninh Thuan to become major national renewable energy hub

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh asked Ninh Thuan to further exploit its advantages to become a major renewable energy hub of the country while addressing a ceremony to mark the 30th re-establishment anniversary of the south central province (April 1, 1992-2022) on April 16.

National power development plan VIII targets drastic CO2 emissions reduction

The latest draft National Power Development Plan for the 2021 – 2030 period, with a vision to 2045 (PDP VIII) has made drastic reduction of CO2 emissions with no new coal-fired power plants to be built in the planning period, and with the switch from coal and natural gas to biomass, ammonia, and hydrogen, according […]

Vietnam builds master plan to cut air pollution

Vietnam will implement a plan to eliminate fossil-fuel vehicles, tighten emission control and add more green spaces to urban areas. Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday approved the National Strategy for Environmental Protection to 2030 with a vision until 2050, in which the government sets targets to prevent the increasing trend of environmental pollution, […]

Lao PM applauds partnerships between Vietnamese, Lao ministries

Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyễn Hồng Diên paid a courtesy call to Lao Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh in Vientiane on April 11, part of his working trip to Laos to co-chair the border trade development cooperation conference. Diên said as the global and regional economies are facing numerous difficulties which may negatively impact the […]