Measures to save energy in designing, constructing and operating buildings were the focus of discussion at a workshop organised by the Department of Science, Technology and Environment under the Ministry of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City on December 5.
Investors are keeping their faith in Vietnam’s wind power sector, even though it is not taking off due to an unbankable purchase power agreement, seven years after the government released the incentives for wind power projects.
Vietnam plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 percent increase in household solar energy usage by 2030, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Reuters in an interview.
Vietnam saved 485,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to 834 million VND (36,612 USD), during the Earth Hour from 8:30pm-9:30pm of March 24, according to the National Load Dispatch Centre.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on February 2 signed a $100 million loan facility agreement with China Everbright International Limited (CEIL) to help a series of municipal waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in primary and secondary cities in the Mekong Delta.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Pham Quang Vinh held a meeting on January 10 with US Congressman Paul Gosar who affirmed Arizona State is willing to boost cooperation with Vietnamese localities in all fields to take advantage and supplement each other’s strengths in technology and resources.
Vietnam is considered the second biggest potential market in Southeast Asia for solar power.
PSNews-The World Bank and the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) launched a campaign on September 20 to promote the deployment of renewable energy in the country, with the installation of five solar measurement stations across the country.
The government policy encouraging investment in the power sector has created a firm framework for the development of solar energy.
President Tran Dai Quang encouraged US businesses to make investment in Vietnam’s energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, finance-banking, education and training, and tourism while addressing a workshop on the Vietnam-US prospects in 2017 and the following years in Hanoi on May 19.
Foreign investors have made their ambitions clear for building green energy waste-to-power projects in Vietnam.
The Japanese Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has submitted Quang Ngai provincial leaders its plan to construct a 4,400MW thermal power plant at Dung Quat Economic Zone in the central province.
Rent-A-Port Green Energy has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop wind and solar driven micro desalination facilities, in a bid to solve the problems of salt water harming rice fields in the Mekong Delta region.
PSNews-Various celebrities and ambassadors of the Earth Campaign 2017 participated in a cycling parade and signed a commitment to mobilize more people to protect the environment.
Construction started on a centre for research and transfer of green growth technology in Bac Ai district, the south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan, on March 17.
Vietnam has great potential for developing wind power but big initial investment, technical complexity and a lack of quality technicians are deterring the development of the sector.
Energy is used in every part of the country’s economy—powering homes, businesses, factories, and cars, said speakers at a seminar on November 7 in Soc Trang Province.
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh held talks with Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Hiroshige Seko in Hanoi on September 14, discussing measures to foster bilateral cooperation in the fields of industry, trade and energy.
By the end of July 2017, hundreds of solar projects had registered to invest in Viet Nam with total capacity of up to 17,000 MW.
Several key power transmission projects, worth a total VND1.1 trillion (US$48.4 million), have been constructed since 2015 to ensure power supply for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam this year.