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Upswing in Vietnam Renewable Investments

VietnamNet: The number of renewable energy plants capitalized at VND1.2-1.4 trillion (US$50-60 million) has been increasing rapidly. The Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee has accepted commitments from 20 investors to invest in the renewable energy sector in the province. This is a part of the province’s plan to become a large energy center of the […]

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Vietnam Is Ripe for a 21st-Century Energy Policy


Over-Reliant on Coal-Fired Electricity and Not Ambitious Enough on Renewables

This past January, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced an auspicious review of new coal-fired power plants and a halt to existing coal-fired electricity-generation development in Vietnam. It was a hopeful indication that the country with the world’s third largest “pipeline” of such projects was moving away from coal. Two months later, the government came […]