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HSBC, Standard Chartered making a killing on coal in SE Asia

Last year, Vietnam’s capital city, Hanoi, had only 38 days of clean air, according to World Health Organization standards. On average in 2017, air pollution was four times as high as what is deemed acceptable.

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Hanoi air is unsafe most of the time, coal plants blamed

The worst air pollution does not fall during busy traffic hours.

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Vietnam needs a 21st Century electricity plan

In January this year, Vietnam’s former Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, announced he would “review development plans of all new coal plants and halt any new coal power development”. Such ...

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Vietnam’s first clean energy commune created through Local Energy Planning

“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.

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Vietnam coal power waste increases

HA NOI (VNS) — While the amount of ash discharged by coal-fired power plants has increased in Viet Nam, the country still lacks guidance and policies to support enterprises in managing this waste, experts said.

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How dangerous are coal power plants?

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese officials disagree with experts about the danger that coal power plants could bring, saying that power plants are safe if necessary operation procedures are followed.

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Air pollution from coal-fired power plants kills thousands

HA NOI (VNS) — Air pollution from Vietnamese coal-fired power plants killed 4,300 people in 2011, and plants aren't reducing emissions any time soon, according to a recent Harvard University study.

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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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MOIT: Coal-run thermal power plants still only choice in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam will continue developing coal-run thermal power plants in the upcoming years despite the anticipated impact on the environment, as no better solution has been found.

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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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