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Bill Gates leads US$1 billion investment in clean energy

A consortium of investors led by tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates is backing a new US$1 billion fund for clean energy technology. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund, will finance ...

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Toxic Air Causes Death of Almost 600,000 Children Each Year

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) issued a warning about the harmful consequences caused by air pollution. In Asia, about 1.22 billion children inhale an alarming amount of toxicants.

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Power Development Plan in Mekong Delta: Green or Grey Energy?

(The Saigon Times Online) – On October 22nd, Dr. Le Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Climate Change at Can Tho University had a talk about the concerns of Vietnam’s fossil fuel power plants, particularly, in Mekong Delta and alternative solutions. His opinions were summarized and published by The Saigon Times Online.

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China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants

BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China will further limit construction of coal-fired power plants by cancelling some projects that were already approved this year, its national energy bureau said on Thursday, as Beijing ramps up a years-long effort to shift to cleaner fuels.

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China confirms ban on new coal-fired power plant construction until 2018

The Chinese government has confirmed that the construction of new coal-fired power plant and new coal-based chemical installations would be banned until 2018, as announced in March 2016. The ban on projects should cut coal's share of the overall mix to 58% from 64% currently. 

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Air quality in Hanoi gets worse

The quality of air in the capital city, Hà Nội, has consistently worsened, especially in urban areas, main transport routes and ongoing construction sites, director of the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyễn Ngọc Đông has said.

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GE, MoIT develop 1,000MW wind energy

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and General Electric (GE) yesterday in Hà Nội signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of renewable energy in Việt Nam.

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First riparian Chief Executive Officer assumes his office today

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 18 January 2016 – Pham Tuan Phan of Viet Nam today assumed the post of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Mekong River Commission (MRC) Secretariat.

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Renewable Energy Focus Could Boost Global Economic Growth

Doubling the share of solar, wind and other renewables in the energy mix would boost global economic growth by as much as 1.1 percent by 2030, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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What Is the Value of the Mekong River?

New estimates have been released on the value of fisheries along one of the world’s largest rivers.

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