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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. Hanoi was persistently choking during the first half of this year when its people were only able to inhale “acceptable” ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Hoang Thanh ...

Power development offers both opportunities and challenges

Opportunities and challenges to electricity development in the Mekong Delta region were discussed at a conference held in Can Tho city on July 17. Thanks to its favourable terrain and convenient ...