To improve the citizens’ knowledge of using power efficiently and effectively as well as encourage them to apply sustainable energy models accompanied by reasonably utilizing local natural resources in order to protect the environment are among the objectives of the project “Promoting Sustainable Energy Solutions at Community level in Ca Mau province for better water resource governance in Mekong Basin” that is funded by Oxfam Australia.
“We are determined to turn Nam Cuong into the first commune using clean energy in Vietnam,” says Mr. Hoang Ngoc Sang, the chairman of Nam Cuong’s People Committee. Since 2012, this small coastal commune in Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province, Vietnam, has been applying a Local Energy Planning approach. His words, and the local residents’ work, showcase a new thinking and determination in utilizing sustainable energy for their community.
Nguy Thi Khanh, Executive Director of the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) under the Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance, said the Government has put forth a number of policies to support the need. .
Vietnam’s coal industry was hit by one of its worst environmental disasters this year after torrential rain flooded its coal hub in the northeast Quang Ninh province, causing landslides and toxic coal ash spills.
The cold days at the end of November marked a significant milestone for the pleasure and happiness glowing on each face, and radiant smile of people in Hoang Mon village, Nam Cuong commune, Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province.
With the support of Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia, Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) cooperating with the Nam Dinh Center for Community Development (NCCD) organized a training workshop for women leaders at village level on sustainable energy solutions, waste management and treatment in Nam Dinh city from 5th to 7th June.