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 ...
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.