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Toxic Air Causes Death of Almost 600,000 Children Each Year

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.   According to ...

Power Development Plan in Mekong Delta: Green or Grey Energy?

(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 ...

China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants

BẮC KINH (20/10/2016) – Cơ quan Năng lượng Quốc gia Trung Quốc, hôm thứ năm vừa qua, đã thông báo rằng nước này sẽ tiếp tục hạn chế xây dựng ...

Coal-fired power plants threaten Vietnam deltas

Vietnam’s plan to take its total number of coal-fired power plants to 31 by 2020 has raised environmental concerns. To minimize costs and the loss of electrical power during transmission, thermal ...

Solar Sold in Chile at Lowest Ever, Half Price of Coal

Solar power just sold for the lowest price ever, in Chile. The Spanish developer Solarpack Corp. Technologic won contracts to sell power from a 120-megawatt solar plant for $29.10 a megawatt-hour at an energy ...

The U.S. finally has its first offshore wind energy farm, after a decade of trying

The pair of 600-foot towers rising off the eastern U.S. coast marks a historic achievement for the country’s energy industry. The two towers, installed near Rhode Island last week, are the ...

China confirms ban on new coal-fired power plant construction until 2018

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 ...

Air quality in Hanoi gets worse

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 ...

GE, MoIT develop 1,000MW wind energy

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and General Electric (GE) yesterday in Hà Nội signed a Memorandum of Understanding to accelerate the development of renewable energy in Việt Nam. The ...

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are 'disaster for planet' warns World Bank

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead. Plans to build more coal-fired power plants ...