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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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Expert urges Vietnam to reform energy sector

The electricity tariffs in Vietnam could be lower if the country develops renewable energies and promotes liberalisation alongside. The prices had been too high due to the strong monopoly in the market, Prof Dr. Andreas Polk from the Department of Business andEconomics, Berlin School of Economics and Law, said.

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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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Vietnam's energy dilemma: domestic gas vs. imported coal

Despite commercial gas reserves and exploration opportunities, a fast-growing Vietnam is increasing its use of coal power. With coal set to become 50% of its energy mix in the near to mid term and an expectation that the country will reduce its focus gas exploration, our analysts look at potential lost revenue and increased volatility.

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Vietnam’s dirty energy habits hard to kick, getting worse

Indirect subsidies for coal power means clean renewable energy sources cannot compete, experts say

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Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

A new study shows that wind, water and solar generators can theoretically result in a reliable, affordable national grid when the generators are combined with inexpensive storage. Over the last few ...

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Vietnam's new strategy on renewable energy development released

The national strategy on developing renewable energy sources until 2030 and a vision to 2050 has just been approved by the Prime Minister.

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Mekong Locals Seek A Voice On Don Sahong

More than 6,400 residents of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia have signed and thumb-printed a statement on the Don Sahong Dam project, airing concerns ranging from the river’s diminishing fish stocks to the lack of transparency of the Mekong River Commission.

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