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Southeast Asia: hotspot for renewables or dumping ground for coal?

In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), renewables contributed 8% to final energy consumption in 2014. Since then, the share renewable energy has only slightly increased whereas fossil fuel-powered generation is the main source for new power plants. Lars Blume and Nguyen Thi Hang illustrate why momentum in Southeast Asia is changing.

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Hanoi enjoyed just 38 days of clean air in 2017-report

By Michael Taylor KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, enjoyed little more than one month of clean air last year as pollution levels rose to match ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Vietnam’s dirty energy habits hard to kick, getting worse

Indirect subsidies for coal power means clean renewable energy sources cannot compete, experts say Workers repair an electric grid in Hanoi. Although Vietnam may shelve construction of its first nuclear power plant to ...

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Seminar seeks to enable energy access for the poor

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 needy. The Government, relevant departments ...

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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. The work ...

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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 ...

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