The Crown Prince couple of Denmark is leading a business delegation to Vietnam on November 1-2, consisting of more than 30 Danish companies with cutting-edge technology and know-how on sustainability and green transition.
G20 energy talks in Bali ended Friday with the world's leading economies pledging to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy, but there was no binding agreement as officials struggle to overcome discord over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
With the demand for electricity increasing rapidly and supply and a sense of economical use more limited, saving electricity is deemed an important tool during possible periods of crisis in the future.
Vietnam is now facing big pressure to carry out its energy transition in a greener manner, with the government advised to place high priority on limiting coal-fired power development while developing more renewable energy.
Today in Ho Chi Minh City, Nam Binh Xuyen Green Park Co., Ltd. – a member of YSL Group – and SkyX Solar JSC – a member of VinaCapital and EDF Renewables – signed an MoU on investment cooperation for green energy construction in Green Park Vinh Phuc.
There could be a bright future for Vietnamese renewables businesses. Bui Trung Kien, vice chairman of CME Solar Investment JSC, talked to VIR’s Hue Anh about the related policies and government support that could kickstart long-term renewables projects in this country.
As one of the world’s most populous countries, Vietnam stands at a turning point that many of its neighbours have faced in their own development lifecycle: embrace rapid economic growth that continues to pull its populace out of poverty while providing the next generation access to economic opportunities never seen – or continue to stagnate and allow the opportunities afforded by economic development to find a home elsewhere.
Vietnam has made an international commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050. Kanni Wignaraja, assistant secretary-general at the UN and regional director for Asia-Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme, writes about how the country can transition to a just energy future, with finance and governance accelerators.
Miza Corporation, a major recycled paper producer in Vietnam, has signed a long-term agreement with TotalEnergies, a green energy major from France, to provide a 4MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) system to its new production facility in Hai Duong province, Mipak Co., Ltd.
On July 22, Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh signed Decision No.876/QD-TTg approving an action programme on the green energy transition and the reduction of carbon and methane emissions in the transport sector. The move aims to develop a green transport system in the push for net-zero emission by 2050.
Following global tensions and heatwaves in its metropolises, Vietnam is becoming more ravenous for energy by the day, demanding not just sufficient but also sustainable solutions against the backdrop of its zero emissions targets.
The Future Energy Show Vietnam and The Solar Show Vietnam – the largest energy events in the nation – return to Ho Chi Minh City once again this July. After an absence of more than three years, they mark the first time that energy leaders have been able to gather on such a scale since 2019.
Farming in Vietnam is changing and has to change for many reasons. It must adapt to the effects of climate change, such as sea-level rise, extreme heat, flood, and drought risks. Agro-chemicals and straw burning lead to pollution, and drainage water from aquaculture ponds can be treated and re-used. Groundwater is often used unsustainably, so water-use efficiency has to improve. In addition, farmers’ incomes are often too low, and young people are migrating out to cities because they may have a better future there.
Bringing together authorities and investors in a transparent manner on appropriate risk-sharing and design of a conducive regulatory framework are considered vital activities for developing new industries for offshore wind, attendees heard at the launch of a new national energy report.
Vietnam’s growing demand for energy in service of rapid socioeconomic development and materialising its ambitious dream of achieving net-zero emissions have once again triggered a need to develop nuclear power, which would require thorough analysis.