Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Moving to AWS Cloud a chance for companies in Asia-Pacific to reduce carbon footprint

Migrating workloads to the cloud can reduce carbon emissions by 78 per cent, according to a new study by 451 Group announced by AWS.
Coal conundrum ahead forces Vietnam to rethink priorities

Coal conundrum ahead forces Vietnam to rethink priorities

While the pressure on the environment and issues like climate change are increasing, it remains difficult for Vietnamese companies and the government to turn away from fossil fuels completely.
Companies continue opting for rooftop solar solutions

Companies continue opting for rooftop solar solutions

After a boom period thanks to feed-in tariff incentives in Vietnam over recent years, investors and developers are keeping their faith in the country’s solar rooftop potential thanks to high demand.
Greenpeace urges Samsung to switch  to renewables in two key markets

Greenpeace urges Samsung to switch to renewables in two key markets

Greenpeace is urging Samsung to use 100 per cent renewable energy in South Korea and Vietnam to meet its net-zero commitment and climate goals.
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.
Energy mix for Vietnam with LNG-to-power 

Energy mix for Vietnam with LNG-to-power 

Supported by the favourable geographical and natural conditions and constrained by the restrictions on thermal power projects in the last few years, Vietnam has been promoting the concept of using liquefied natural gas for power production. Vaibhav Saxena and Tu Hue Anh from Vilaf law firm delve into the opportunities and key obstacles under the new rules.
Samsung seeks direct energy route

Samsung seeks direct energy route

The investment legal framework for Vietnam’s renewable energy market could change if Samsung gets government approval to buy renewable energy directly from power generators.
Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

Authorities cracking down on agricultural pretenders

Farms neglecting agricultural production after installing rooftop solar power projects are being warned by local authorities to resume production soon in line with their project’s licences or face sanctions.
PDP8 delay to unlock more cost-effective renewables

PDP8 delay to unlock more cost-effective renewables

The past 12 months have been a period of intense activity for Vietnam’s power sector.
DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

DPPA pilot to prompt low-carbon adoption

Vietnam’s much-awaited direct power purchase agreement pilot will be an effective tool for global companies to meet their sustainability commitments, but it remains to be seen how Vietnam can meet the green energy demand from global businesses.
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.
Energy security at risk after forced plant output cuts

Energy security at risk after forced plant output cuts

Many privately-owned renewable power plants have been required to cut electricity output due to the overloaded transmission system, as regulations struggle to keep up with the fast-developing sector.
Methods to achieve growth in tandem with energy goals

Methods to achieve growth in tandem with energy goals

As Vietnam’s economy is experiencing significant growth, so is its demand for energy consumption. The industrial sector, followed by the transport one, requires the highest growth rate and in fact also consumes the largest amount of energy. Energy efficiency, among others, is an integral part of reaching economic growth with the lowest possible amount of CO2 emissions.
Banks roll out green credits for eco-friendly approach

Banks roll out green credits for eco-friendly approach

Since the adverse impacts of climate change are better understood, many financial institutions operating in Vietnam are taking bold steps to finance and facilitate green and eco-friendly loan packages as an essential part of their sustainable investment and net-zero pledges.
Strong DPPA scheme desired

Strong DPPA scheme desired

The Minister of Industry and Trade is likely to sign a draft circular regulating a pilot project for electricity purchases and sales between renewable energy generators and consumers under direct power purchase agreements.
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