Vietnam’s green economic growth: From plan to action
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, coal-fired power will fall some 23,400 MW, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) power more than 24,300 MW while solar power will grow 33,000 MW, onshore wind power 23,000 MW and offshore wind power 28,500 MW by 2045. Therefore, it is necessary for Vietnam to develop policies that encourage investment in clean energies.
Vietnam’s largest waste-to-energy plant nears completion
Located next to the Nam Son Waste Treatment Complex in Hanoi, the Soc Son Waste-to-Energy Plant can readily receive garbage every day. Once completed, it will be the largest of its kind in Vietnam and the second largest in the world, with a capacity of handling 4,000 tons of dry solid waste each day.
Vietnam’s largest wind power plant goes into operation
Trung Nam, Vietnam’s largest wind farm, officially came into operation in Loi Hai and Bac Phong Communes, Thuan Bac District of South-Central Ninh Thuan Province. This Trungnam group project, combined with a 204 megawatt (MW) solar power plant, forms a unique complex of solar and wind energy farms in the nation and in Southeast Asia. […]
Vietnam’s latest power development plan focuses on expanding renewable sources
In February 2021, the government of Vietnam released a draft of the country’s latest national power development plan, Power Development Plan 8 (PDP 8), for 2021 to 2030. The draft PDP 8 expands wind and solar capacity and increases their shares of the country’s generation mix. The draft PDP 8 also prioritizes enhancing grid infrastructure […]
Vietnam’s master plan for a competitive power market
A power development plan for 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045 would not only meet electricity demand but also more importantly create a strong association between Vietnam and other countries in the region towards a competitive power market.
Vietnam’s May coal imports decline
Vietnam’s coal imports nearly halved in May from a year earlier, as a steady rise in hydropower and renewable energy output pressured coal burn.
Vietnam’s May coal imports rise 57% on year to 3.86 mil mt
Vietnam imported 3.86 million mt of coal in May, comprising mainly thermal coal and coking coal, surging 57.1% from the same month in 2018, according to preliminary data released by Vietnam Customs. The import value in the month was $380 million, up 51.4% year on year. Indonesia was the biggest supplier of coal in the […]
Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritizes trees and people. Emissions? Not so much
For nearly a decade now, Vietnam has made “payment for forest ecosystem services” its key strategy for protecting forests and improving the lives of poor rural communities. Now, it plans to use the same model to help rein in greenhouse gas emissions.
Vietnam’s new PDP Must Optimise Renewables and Avoid Fossil Fuel Lock-in
Implementing Vietnam’s soon-to-be-launched next Power Development Plan will ultimately depend on the country’s ability to mobilize more innovative sources of offshore financing, finds a new report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).
Vietnam’s Offshore Wind Development Roadmap Report Launch
This roadmap provides strategic analysis of the offshore wind development potential in Vietnam, considering the opportunities and challenges under different growth scenarios. It is intended to provide evidence to support the Government of Vietnam in establishing policy, regulations, processes, and infrastructure to enable successful growth of this new industry.