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dimanche 12 janvier 2020

Vietnam's coal purchases set to escalate

Vietnam will import 12 million tons of coal this year, 30 million tons in 2025 and 50 million tons in 2030 to fuel thermal power plants.

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lundi 23 septembre 2019

Vietnam power crunch threatens future economy

Crisis comes as country starts to reap benefits from the US-China trade war

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mercredi 7 août 2019

Vietnam mulls importing US coal for power generation as it looks to narrow trade surplus

Vietnam is considering importing coal from the United States to meet rising demand for fuel for power generation, state media reported on Tuesday (Aug 6), as the South-east Asian country plans to build more coal-fired power plants.

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jeudi 11 juillet 2019

Vietnam needs to break its addiction to chinese coal

Hanoi needs to consider the environmental and strategic consequences of reliance on Chinese coal projects.

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dimanche 26 mai 2019

Coal reigns in Vietnam’s booming energy sector but interest growing in renewables

Vietnam has become a hot spot for energy investors eyeing a spend of up to $150 billion over the coming decade to meet surging power demand, with coal set to dominate despite signs of a government effort to go green.

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mercredi 6 mars 2019

Vietnam to increase coal-fired electricity

Though Vietnam plans to enhance its renewable energy capacity, the country is forecast to expand coal-powered generation as this cheap source remains the most feasible option to meet its rapidly rising electricity demand, daily newspaper Vietnam News on Wednesday quoted local and foreign experts as saying.

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dimanche 11 février 2018

Vietnam pulls request for U.S. help to build a coal-fired power plant

A Vietnamese company is no longer seeking American financial support to build a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, bringing to an abrupt end a closely watched test of whether Washington would back international projects that could potentially contribute to climate change.

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vendredi 9 février 2018

Global coalition petitions to end fossil power in Vietnam as deadly future looms

Coal power pollution could increase CO2 emissions in Vietnam by 20 times and doom global efforts to curb warming.

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samedi 27 janvier 2018

The U.S. may back a Vietnam coal plant. Russia is already helping.

The towering lattice of blue steel girders rising above banana and lemongrass crops near Vietnam’s southern coast stands as public testament to the country’s drive to burn coal.

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dimanche 28 mai 2017

Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions

The country’s latest electricity plan calls for more renewable energy, but still projects a massive increase in coal-fired power.

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mardi 24 janvier 2017

With growth of coal power plants, Vietnam's future is grim

Vietnam doubles down on coal-fired power plants, despite a recent study warning of the high environmental costs.

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samedi 2 avril 2016

Vietnam reconsiders new coal-fired power plants

Vietnam, which has long been a coal exporter, is considering a hiatus in licensing new coal-fired power plants because it says domestic coal reserves won’t be enough to feed generators starting in 2020.

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vendredi 29 janvier 2016

Vietnam shifts stance on new coal

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signalled a reduced role for new coal fired power stations in the country’s forthcoming power plans and an expanded role for renewable energy.

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samedi 5 décembre 2015

Vietnam heads for Paris with dirty hands

Vietnam belongs to the sad club of countries whose small carbon footprints offer no protection against bleak climate futures. Only the low-lying Netherlands—a country with a GDP five times Vietnam’s—stands to lose as much land from a slight rise in sea levels.

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lundi 29 octobre 2012

Power plant: VN gets bogged down in mud created by Chinese contractor

The investors of the Nong Son thermopower plant project might feel regret for their decision to let a Chinese company execute the project. Kicked off in 2008, but the project has not been completed.

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samedi 3 mars 2012

Vietnam's coal export may fall to 5m tonnes in 2015

As per the Vietnamese government's plan, Vietnam's coal export will fall to five million tonnes by 2015 and it would be stable at three million tonnes in following years.

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mardi 28 juin 2011

Vietnam power demand seen up 15pct/year in next five years

Coal will take over from hydropower as the leading fuel for new electricity generation in Vietnam in the next five years, during which power demand is set to rise by 15 percent annually, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said on Wednesday.

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mercredi 29 décembre 2010

Petrovietnam to build $1.2b thermal power plant

Vietnam's state oil and gas group Petrovietnam said it would start building a $1.2-billion coal-fired power plant in early January in the country's southern region.

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mardi 9 mars 2010

Vietnam to consider mining coal in Red River delta rice basket

Vietnam's largest mining company wants to begin mining huge coal deposits in the Red River delta, one of the country's most-populated agricultural areas, officials said Monday.

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mercredi 14 octobre 2009

Big consumers difficulties as coal prices surge

Ministries of finance, industry and trade have allowed Vietnam Coal and Mineral Group (Vinacomin) to adjust the coal selling price by 25-30 percent according to the projected roadmap.

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lundi 5 octobre 2009

Vietnam mining boss resigns over illegal coal exports

The chairman of Vietnam's state-owned mining conglomerate has submitted his resignation to the prime minister after auditors criticized him over illegal coal mining, a company official said Thursday. Doan Van Kien, chairman of Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), submitted his resignation Wednesday night at a meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, said Nguyen Chi Quang, a senior adviser to Kien.

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samedi 22 août 2009

Vietnam to keep exporting despite coal shortage

From now to 2012, Vietnam will have to import coal. This will not only cause difficulties for the coal industry itself but also directly affect big production sectors such steel, fertiliser, chemical, paper and especially coal and thermo power plants. Inspite of this, the country still keeps exporting coal.

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lundi 2 juin 2008

The more coal Vietnam exports, the greater its losses

Vietnam exported 32.5mil tonnes of coal last year, reaping $1.018bil. However, if it imports coal to run thermopower plants now, the said amount of money is just enough to buy back 7.5mil tonnes.

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