The women changing the face of energy in Vietnam

The women changing the face of energy in Vietnam

Many women are leading and motivating the country’s business community in its development, embodying Vietnam’s power and serving as role models for today’s youngsters.
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.
Balanced planning in the works for power

Balanced planning in the works for power

With the National Power Development Plan VIII still being scrutinised in various drafts, voices are being raised to even out the balance between a sustainable and affordable power supply and a steady grid structure.
New tactics in tow for sticky solar situation

New tactics in tow for sticky solar situation

Learning from the lessons of the previous feed-in tariffs that caused the domestic solar power market to be oversupplied, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is currently drafting a new policy to lay the foundation for a more sustainable development approach in the sector.
Vietnam’s potential for solar energy development

Vietnam’s potential for solar energy development

Vietnam is blessed with excellent sunshine throughout the year, providing it with a huge potential for developing solar power.
US dumping allegations threaten solar exporters

US dumping allegations threaten solar exporters

While the market for solar panels and cells is booming amid the escalating climate change and energy demand, some exporters in Vietnam could be facing trade remedy actions if the US Department of Commerce deems them part of a larger scheme by Chinese producers allegedly trying to circumvent antidumping rules.
Influential institutions look to wind down coal activities

Influential institutions look to wind down coal activities

Some international lenders, funds, and insurers are joining a growing list of financial institutions across the globe retreating from coal-fired power plants, particularly projects in Vietnam and other Asian nations, as concerns grow over the role that fossil fuels play in exacerbating the adverse impacts of climate change.
Top Thai power firm announces funding for renewable projects in Thailand and Vietnam

Top Thai power firm announces funding for renewable projects in Thailand and Vietnam

B.Grimm Power Plc. has announced it would allocate $91 million in funding for solar and wind projects in Thailand and Vietnam.
KB Kookmin Bank provides $100 million loan for solar project led by ECP

KB Kookmin Bank provides $100 million loan for solar project led by ECP

Kookmin Bank announced that it will join other international financial institutions in a $840 million syndicated loan package to finance a solar power project.
Singapore opens one of world’s largest floating solar power farms

Singapore opens one of world’s largest floating solar power farms

A floating solar power farm covering an area of 45ha was unveiled in Singapore on July 14, becoming one of the biggest of its kind in the world.
A paradox of power consumption and generation

A paradox of power consumption and generation

Renewable energy output is being reduced even as Vietnam is seeing blackouts as power consumption is off the charts.
Power plan revised to render market more competitive

Power plan revised to render market more competitive

The government this month requested the Ministry of Industry and Trade to review and re-submit the Power Development Plan VIII as the scheme is geared towards speeding up establishment of a competitive electricity market.
Danang encourages new renewable energy projects

Danang encourages new renewable energy projects

Danang encourages private enterprises to develop the renewable energy sector, including offshore projects as well as projects promoting high-tech agriculture.
Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables

Coal, hydro power to give way to renewables

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) plans to mobilise 32 billion kWh of renewable energy, including 26.3 billion kWh of solar power, meaning the output of coal-fuelled and hydro-power plants will be reduced.
Foreign investors increase acquisitions of renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Foreign investors increase acquisitions of renewable energy projects in Vietnam

Foreign investors from China, Thailand, and Singapore are increasingly acquiring renewable energy projects at strategic positions from domestic enterprises.
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