Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Power shortage worries increase hunger for coal

Vietnam is maximising its coal mining output amid widespread power outages in the north.
Vietnam spends $5 billion on coal imports

Vietnam spends $5 billion on coal imports

In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam spent over $5 billion to import coal for thermal power plants, up 123 per cent on-year.
Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Nation lacking coal supply for sufficient power generation

Vietnam is in the midst of a major coal shortage due to falling imports, rising energy demand, and transmission limitations, with the issue not only deepening risk of power shortages this summer but also affecting economic recovery.
Ensuring energy security vital during coal upheaval

Ensuring energy security vital during coal upheaval

As Indonesia unexpectedly decided to ban coal exports for the month, Vietnam’s power generators fear fuel shortages. VIR’s Van Nguyen spoke with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Canh Nam from the Vietnam Energy Association about the ban and how it will affect the nation’s power supply.
External action undermines coal direction

External action undermines coal direction

Despite Vietnam’s commitment to reduce coal-dependent power resources in the long term, the sector’s black diamonds are in huge demand by the country’s electricity plants, which may face shortages due to a trade ban from Indonesia.
World embraces challenge to phase out coal generation

World embraces challenge to phase out coal generation

Vietnam has joined a list of 190 nations and organisations pledging a phasing out of coal-fuelled power generation and stopping the creation of new plants, giving it a series of tasks for the country to achieve in order to meet its ambitions.
Vietnam joining to clear commitments to phase out coal power

Vietnam joining to clear commitments to phase out coal power

A 190-strong coalition, including Vietnam, has agreed to both phase out coal power and end support for new coal power plants.
Financial powers scratch heads over coal shift

Financial powers scratch heads over coal shift

International institutions are making plans to buy off some of Vietnam’s coal-fired power plants to shut them down as quickly as possible – but while this could reduce greenhouse gas emissions dramatically, national energy security needs to be kept in balance.
Mitsubishi to build onshore wind farm in Laos to sell electricity to Vietnam

Mitsubishi to build onshore wind farm in Laos to sell electricity to Vietnam

Mitsubishi Corporation will build an onshore wind farm based in Laos, which could then sell electricity to Vietnam.
Debate intensifies on future of coal

Debate intensifies on future of coal

After one major South Korean coal-fired power financier decided last month to withdraw its participation in foreign markets in the sector, questions have arisen on the feasibility of planned coal-based ventures. However, several experts evaluate the move as a signal for Vietnam to step up the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Siemens shifts away from coal as it wins spin-off backing

Siemens shifts away from coal as it wins spin-off backing

German industrial giant Siemens on Thursday unveiled plans to set its energy subsidiary on the road towards a coal-power-free future, as it won backing from shareholders to spin off the unit.
Banpu enters Vietnamese power generation market

Banpu enters Vietnamese power generation market

Thailand’s Banpu Power Pcl. is cementing its footprint in Vietnam, taking the view that the country is a more promising investment destination.
Australia, China deny ban on coal imports amid tensions

Australia, China deny ban on coal imports amid tensions

China and Australia on Friday (Feb 22) denied reports Australian coal was being blocked from entering the Asian country, with Canberra seeking to quell fears that worsening diplomatic tensions are damaging the nations' crucial trading relationship.
Vietnamese coal in a tight spot

Vietnamese coal in a tight spot

Coal is imported more and more, due to some coal thermal power plants are putting into opearation and imported coal is cheaper.
Vinacomin’s successful dig for coal tax relief

Vinacomin’s successful dig for coal tax relief

Vinacomin will enjoy export tax relief to save its business activity despite protests of some economic experts against the revision.
|< < 1 2 3 4 > >|