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vendredi 8 septembre 2017

In Vietnam, renewable energy still not a priority

Truong Duy Nghia, chair of the Vietnam Association of Science & Technology, says the country will be able to pursue renewable energy as a main source of power only when the country becomes wealthy.

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vendredi 28 juillet 2017

Vietnam plans to sell 34.7 pct stake in major power firm

Vietnam plans to sell a 34.7 percent stake in power producer Vinacomin Power Holding Corp , worth about 3.3 trillion dong ($145.4 million), the government said on its website on Thursday.

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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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vendredi 26 mai 2017

Vietnam province to build 30MW solar PV plant

Vietnam is set to build a brand new 30MW solar PV plant in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa.

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lundi 20 février 2017

Vietnam's wind power target blown off course by low profitability

Cheap electricity prices have literally taken the wind out of the sails of potential investors.

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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 3 décembre 2016

Vietnam invests little in wind energy

Vietnam holds huge growth potential for wind energy and has policy incentives available for this sector but only three wind power projects have been put into operation nationwide, according to a recent conference in Hanoi.

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mardi 22 novembre 2016

Vietnam scraps huge nuclear power plant projects

Power-hungry Vietnam scrapped plans for two multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants on Tuesday, citing environmental and financial reasons after the cost of the projects skyrocketed.

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mercredi 5 octobre 2016

Sustainable projects struggling in Vietnam’s energy business

While coal-fired power plants are increasing in numbers despite environmental concern, clean energy projects are facing major economic and policy challenges to stay in business.

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mercredi 28 septembre 2016

General Electric, independent power supplier plan Vietnam wind projects

Mainstream Renewable Power signs deal to develop large-scale wind power plants in Vietnam

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mercredi 20 juillet 2016

$200 million Quang Tri solar power plant under consideration

AirCraft Company Vietnam-Germany GBR has submitted a plan to develop a $200 million solar power plant in central Quang Tri province.

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samedi 30 avril 2016

Vietnam to augment power generation

A new master plan in Vietnam has mapped out medium-term objectives for investment and development in the power sector to meet the goal of advancing industrial capacity.

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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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dimanche 20 mars 2016

Vietnam eyes less dependence on hydropower

After an exhaustive review of small hydropower plants following claims of mismanagement, the government plans to reduce the country's reliance on this source of energy.

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mercredi 28 octobre 2015

Nonproliferation and Nuclear Energy : The Case of Vietnam

Is Vietnam diverting its civilian know-how to create an indigenous nuclear weapons program? Not yet, says the CSS’ Oliver Thränert, but increased tensions or overt conflict with China could lead Hanoi to develop its own nuclear deterrent.

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mardi 27 octobre 2015

Power price in Vietnam tends to rise due to underlying cost

The output and retail price of electricity in Vietnam has surged, as there are a lot of costs included in the input rate, experts said at a conference in Hanoi this month.

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mercredi 16 septembre 2015

Vestas gets order for 24-MW HydroChina wind scheme in Vietnam

Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said Tuesday it will supply 24 MW of its turbines to HydroChina International for a project in the southeastern parts of Vietnam.

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dimanche 6 septembre 2015

Vietnam to let public have a say on new electricity rates

As state-owned Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) continues to be accused of abusing its market position, the government says it will seek public opinion before making any decision on new electricity prices.

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lundi 31 août 2015

Construction starts on Vietnam’s first solar farm

Work has commenced on a 19.2-megawatt solar plant in the central province of Quang Ngai in Vietnam.

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mercredi 22 juillet 2015

Vietnam’s power utility to lose monopoly in 2016

Consumers in Vietnam will hopefully be able to buy electricity from sellers other than the country’s current sole power utility, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), as a wholesale power market is set for launch next year.

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samedi 28 mars 2015

US funds feasibility study for Vietnam offshore wind farm

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded grant money to private Vietnamese developer Cong Ly Ltd to study feasibility of a 300MW third phase of the Bac Lieu Wind farm in shallow waters of the Mekong Delta.

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jeudi 8 janvier 2015

Hydro-electric projects can spell trouble for the rural poor

One moment Dao A Phau was sitting in his riverside home in Ho, a mountain village not far from Vietnam’s border with China; the next he was under three feet (a metre) of water.

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dimanche 4 janvier 2015

Vietnam may crack down on dam investors

Vietnam’s agriculture minister warned that the country may launch a crackdown on dam investors in the wake of growing deforestation in the country, Thanh Nien News reported Thursday.

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mardi 9 décembre 2014

Wind power leader sees potential in Viet Nam

The world's leading wind energy company Vestas Wind Systems from Denmark yesterday said that it saw huge potential for windpower development in Viet Nam and promised to help the country make wind a sustainable energy solution.

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mardi 2 décembre 2014

Vietnam to cancel 31 hydropower plants in Central Highlands

Central government inspectors have called for the cancellation of 31 hydropower projects in Gia Lai Province.

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dimanche 5 octobre 2014

Vietnam may build casino on small, newly-electrified islands

A high-ranking banker and a senior economist have urged Vietnam to develop a casino and other hi-end tourism services on the central island of Ly Son and an islet off its coast just a few days after they were connected to the national power grid.

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mardi 12 août 2014

World Bank approves $500mn loan to improve Vietnam’s power transmission

The World Bank approved Thursday a loan of US$500 million to the Vietnamese government to improve the capacity, efficiency and reliability of the country’s electricity transmission in several key areas.

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jeudi 10 avril 2014

Vietnam gropes around to develop competitive electricity market

It’ll take Vietnam 10 more years to develop a competitive electricity market. This period is too long for some Vietnamese, who are eager to enjoy competitive electricity prices.

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mercredi 26 mars 2014

The nuclear power plan beyond Vietnam’s ability, Russian specialist

In the near future, 20% of electricity demand in Vietnam will be provided by nuclear power plants. International experts said the plan is ambitious but it is beyond Vietnam’s ability.

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jeudi 20 mars 2014

Power shortage looms large in southern Vietnam

While it was predicted earlier this year that electricity supply for the southern region would be under pressure in 2014, a recent gas leak at two gas-fueled power plants in the southernmost province of Ca Mau has only exacerbated the situation.

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