The bankable answers for renewable energy

The bankable answers for renewable energy

The Vietnamese government has taken part in discussions with various private sector groups and energy organisations as part of a step-by-step approach for the country’s latest Power Development Plan. VIR’s Nguyen Thu talked with John Rockhold, head of the VBF’s Power & Energy Working Group, about the role of foreign investment in the power and energy sector.
Vietnam strengthens int'l cooperation to promote renewable energy development

Vietnam strengthens int'l cooperation to promote renewable energy development

By strengthening international cooperation in energy and completing mechanisms and policies in the field, Vietnam is working to improve the efficiency, sustainability and adapting capacity for the national energy sector.
Smart grid research to promote renewable energy penetration

Smart grid research to promote renewable energy penetration

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has supported a special academy day in Hanoi with the aim of enhancing research into and the widespread adoption of smart grids for the power network to capture renewable energy and to support the development of the country’s smart grid roadmap.
Suitable policies for green growth

Suitable policies for green growth

Green growth, as defined by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), is “economic growth that is environmentally sustainable and socially inclusive”. Countries pursuing green growth hope to achieve economic growth – often measured in terms of GDP and employment outcomes – while at the same time ensuring social equity, protecting the environment, and taking climate action.
PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

PetroVietnam promoting US partnerships: The future of Vietnam’s energy industry

On November 23, 2021, a round table discussion between PetroVietnam and US investors took place with the topic of potential energy investment in Vietnam.
Norway - Supporting Vietnam’s energy transition with world-leading excellence in renewable energy

Norway - Supporting Vietnam’s energy transition with world-leading excellence in renewable energy

With the prime minister announcing Vietnam’s net-zero target by 2050 at the World Leaders Summit at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the country will take stronger measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by transitioning from fossil fuel into cleaner and greener energy. Norwegian Ambassador to Vietnam Grete Løchen told Bich Thuy how Vietnam can achieve these targets with lessons from her nation.
CME Solar - Rolls out “zero-cost investment” model for rooftop solar projects

CME Solar - Rolls out “zero-cost investment” model for rooftop solar projects

At the Leaders’ Summit within the framework of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shared Vietnam’s strong commitments to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and joined important statements and initiatives on forest protection, transition to renewable energy, adaptation support for local communities, and reducing methane emissions.
SkyX Solar extends sustainability ambition

SkyX Solar extends sustainability ambition

Rooftop solar developer SkyX Solar and its strategic partners – VinaCapital and EDF Renewables – are planning to invest more than $100 million to develop 200MWp of rooftop solar and distributed energy solar projects for commercial and industrial customers
Vietnam eyes 4 GW offshore wind power capacity by 2030

Vietnam eyes 4 GW offshore wind power capacity by 2030

Vietnam will increase offshore wind power capacity to 4 GW from 1 GW and onshore wind power capacity to nearly 17.34 GW from about 1.26 GW by 2030, according to the latest draft of the National Power Development Plan VIII.
VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

VinaCapital – growing sustainably with Vietnam

VinaCapital, one of the country’s leading investment management companies with a diversified portfolio of $3.7 billion in assets under management, is teaming up with major energy groups such as EDF Renewables for new projects. Don Lam, co-founder and CEO, talked with VIR’s Bich Ngoc on the investment focus and long-term strategy for VinaCapital Group.
Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

Bac Lieu prioritises renewable energy

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has chosen renewable energy as one of its top priorities, aiming to restructure the economy towards green growth and sustainable development.
Mobilising more private resources for green growth

Mobilising more private resources for green growth

Private investment is expected to be the major resource for green growth, especially in renewable energy and environmental services.
Bamboo Capital enthusiastic on greenfield ventures

Bamboo Capital enthusiastic on greenfield ventures

Privately-held Bamboo Capital Group – honoured as one of the 500 largest enterprises in Vietnam for several consecutive years – is consolidating its strong position through deploying a raft of renewable energy projects and eco-friendly real estate, making growing contributions to Vietnam’s sustainable development goals.
Solar schemes generating energy and cutting emissions

Solar schemes generating energy and cutting emissions

Thanks to Vietnam’s efforts to diversify its power mix with a heavier focus on renewable energy projects, leaders say the country is now in a great position to build a sustainable future and attract foreign investment into clean and green energy.
Suggestions to address draft power plan shortcomings

Suggestions to address draft power plan shortcomings

Independent scientific organisations and many development partners have made efforts to contribute to Vietnam’s development of renewable energy, while ceasing to develop new coal power plants.
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