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Green Groups Tell Mekong Leaders Lao Dam Evaluation Process Flawed

Construction work begins on the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River in northern Laos, Jan. 2014. Nearly 50 environmental groups have written to the leaders of countries along the Mekong River ...

No More Dams on the Mekong

By DAVID ROBERTSSEPT. 3, 2014   Credit Jean-François Mutzig/Biosphoto, via Agence France-Presse BANGKOK — The Mekong River runs more than 4,000 kilometers, from China into Myanmar and then through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia andVietnam, where it empties into the sea. ...

Save the Mekong River and the Irrawaddy dolphins

We are starting to make real headway in the demand to stop construction of the dams to block the great Mekong River's mainstream - the Xayaburi and Don Sahong projects ...

Inaugurated wind power plant on Phu Quy Island

(Petrotimes) - On 24/1/2013, Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, Petrovietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) held the inauguration ceremony of  Phu Quy Wind Power Plant. The project is located in ...

Thai court takes villagers' case against power firm, Laos dam

(Reuters) - A Thai court accepted a lawsuit against state-owned Electricity Generating Authority of  Thailand (EGAT) and four other state bodies on Tuesday for agreeing to buy electricity from a $3.5 ...

Much Talked About Myths about Renewable Energy

In the ever growing transitional world, we find ourselves hovering between two ages: a time dependent on fossil fuels and a future subjugated by renewable energy sources. Yet not everyone ...

How Chinese contractors play tricks in Vietnam?

VietNamNet Bridge – Chinese contractors have won bids for construction and installation projects in Vietnam thanks to the low prices they offer. However, they later raise the required prices, reasoning ...

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

The IMF and World Bank have urged finance ministers to impose a price on carbon, warning that time is running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change. The heads ...

Ho Chi Minh city Declaration of 2nd Summit of Mekong River Commission

On April 5th, the second Summit of Mekong River Commission (MRC) issued Ho Chi Minh city Declaration on “Water, Energy and Food security in the context of climate change for ...

Vietnam ministry urged to speed up progress on 60W bulb ban

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered the Ministry of Industry and Trade to evaluate the progress of implementing a government policy aimed at restricting and banning the ...