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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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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Air Quality Monitor

The U.S. Embassy has installed an air quality monitor to measure PM 2.5 particulates as an indication of the air quality at the Embassy’s Chancery building at 7 Lang Ha street in Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. 

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Dam, there goes the delta

In the shifting sands and waters that is the Mekong Delta, years of developmental mistakes, climate change as well as new dams being built upstream are coalescing to drown the vast region.

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NGOs condemn dam power at COP21

Major hydropower projects like the large-scale dams under way in Cambodia’s waterways are a “false solution” to climate change, according to a global coalition of 300 NGOs who are calling on parties at UN climate talks in Paris (COP21) to bar such schemes from climate initiatives.

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COP 21 New ideas for green technology

.(SGGPO) – According to USA Today, on the opening ceremony day of Paris COP 21, among of leaders from 20 countries, the US’s president, France’s president and Microsoft’s owner, Bill Gates together staged in project called “Missions of new technology” to develop clean technology and enable poor country to enhance green development. 

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