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SUMERNET roundtable explores building social and environmental safeguards for a Mekong Region facing rapid economic integration and a changing climate

Climate change, regional integration and safeguards were highlighted by speakers at a SUMERNET roundtable at the regional symposium on the role of social and environmental safeguards held by the Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) in Bangkok on 25-27 August 2015.

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Coal power projects to be delayed

All of Myamar’s planned coal-fired power projects are likely to be delayed beyond the general election, which is set to be held on November 8, according to officials.

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VN to privatise parts of energy industry

HA NOI(VNS)  — Viet Nam plans to reduce its ownership stakes in some state energy companies, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said earlier this week.

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Who worries about the Mekong's future?

In a month spent traveling through Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam, I found a remarkable disconnect between the concerns of academic critics and NGOs about the Mekong River's future and the public attitude of governments already engaged in dam-building.

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Quang Ninh floods highlight need for diversity in power supply

Vietnam’s northeastern province of QuangNinh, home of UNESCO-listed Halong Bay and the country’s coal reserves, suffered from heavy rains last week which led to flood the coal mines.

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Long Phu 1 Thermal Power Project is beeing developed as planned

This information affirmed by the General Director of Power Machines Open JSC (Russia) at a working meeting with the Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang in Hanoi on August 3.  

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Flooded mines cause toxic sludge in Vietnam

        Photo:    Luu Quy Doan/Vnexpress The Mong Duong coal mine in Vietnam's Quang Ninh province has flooded, spilling toxic sludge that contaminated land, rivers and coastline HANOI, 7 August 2015 (IRIN) - Toxic sludge ...

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Thermal power plants may face coal shortage

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Quang Ninh Province’s historic rainstorm this week severely disrupted the area’s coal supplies, and could temporarily shut down several thermal power plants.

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Binh Thuan tries to tackle power plant pollution

  Smoke and dust billow out of the Vinh Tan No 2 thermal power plant, caused severe pollution in Binh Thuan City. The provincial administration has instructed officials to resolve the ...

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Much Talked About Myths about Renewable Energy

In the ever growing transitional world, we find ourselves hovering between two ages: a time dependent on fossil fuels and a future subjugated by renewable energy sources.

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