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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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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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‘Drinkable book’ could provide millions with purified water

An innovative “drinkable book” with chemically altered pages which can filter out bacteria may have brought us nearer to a low-cost solution to a problem plaguing more than 750 million people worldwide: access to clean drinking water.

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Energy Forum Promotes Renewables Through Regulation

A team of energy regulators from the four Lower Mekong countries and the United States began a three-day forum yesterday in the capital to try to coordinate a clean energy strategy for the region.

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China’s Leaner and Greener 5-Year Plan

Leadership in Beijing is set to consolidate a new model of economic development for China that could curb energy use and emissions even earlier than expected.

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Mekong dams will wipe out fisheries, study says

Preliminary findings from a soon-to-be released comprehensive report have reinforced dismal projections for the future of Cambodia’s fisheries if 11 planned mainstream hydropower dams are built on the Mekong River.

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Vietnam wakes up to disaster possibilities after China discharges water in river

The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting has reported unusual flooding in the Red River in northern Vietnam since October 11 following heavy inflows from China, where massive volumes of water have allegedly been discharged from dams.

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Coal-powered thermoelectricity plants a ‘serial killer’ in Vietnam

International experts have warned that the atmosphere in Vietnam may become as polluted as that in Beijing, China now when the Southeast Asian country increases the number of coal-powered thermoelectricity plants from the current 12 to 70 in 2030.

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