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Vietnam plans to double power generation capacity by 2030

Vietnam’s government plans to double its installed power generation capacity to 146 gigawatts (GW) by 2030, according to press reports. The country’s government is planning to submit its latest draft power development plan to the prime minister next month. The plan will restrict coal-fired power plants’ development in Vietnam, and open to other fuel sources […]

Vietnam plans to double wind power generation by 2030

A power development plan published by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) foresees a doubling of wind energy production by 2030 and a tripling of renewable energy production between 2030 and 2045. The national power development plan VIII (PDPVIII) contains plans to increase wind energy production from 600MW in 2020 to over 11 gigawatts […]

Vietnam plans to issue a new directive to tackle the air pollution

Vietnam’s environment ministry has proposed measures aimed at curbing urban air pollution that could take effect next month, Vietnamese media outlets reported this week. The new directive—the smog-choked nation’s first potential step towards cleaner air—will task cities and provinces plagued by filthy air with the responsibility of devising and implementing plans to tackle a rising problem […]

Vietnam PM approves power bill cut for Covid-19 affected companies

HANOI, Aug 29 (Vietnam News/ANN): The Prime Minister has approved the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) proposal to cut power bills for enterprises for three months in provinces and cities applying social distancing, according to a Government resolution that has been issued.

Vietnam PM calls for global approach against climate change

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính called for a global approach, and international solidarity in response to climate change in his message to the informal Leaders’ Roundtable on Climate Change in New York, co-chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and the Egyptian President on Thursday.

Vietnam PM holds phone talk with Russian counterpart, focusing on oil cooperation

The Hanoitimes – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Vietnam will facilitate Russian-invested oil and gas projects. Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 24 held a phone talk with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev to keep a close watch of cooperation activities, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).

Vietnam PM stresses need for comprehensive approach to tackling climate change

HANOI (Vietnam News/Asia News Network): Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính says there should be a comprehensive approach to tackling climate change, with the grassroots level as the foundation for delivering Vietnam’s commitment in the field.

Vietnam PM wants to manage solar projects

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) propose suitable management solutions for solar power projects to ensure national security. The Government Office released the directive to the MPI, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and relevant agencies after local media reported that a Thai investor acquired solar power […]

Vietnam poised for renewable boom – report

The study from analytics firm GlobalData predicts a a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.4 per cent for currently untapped non-hydropower renewables in the country, which it attributes to a change in government policies. The report highlights that, with Vietnam’s coal reserves depleting, the government is looking to expand the energy mix away from fossil […]

Vietnam poised to resume nuclear project a decade after Fukushima

Vietnam says it will proceed with a project to build a 10-megawatt nuclear research reactor with Russian help, a move seen as a new step toward reviving plans to build nuclear power plants a decade after the Fukushima disaster.