|The seminar on "Energy transition to reach the sustainable development goals"
Le Hung Tinh, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee on Science, Technology, and Environment, said “Vietnam is in need of experience on energy-saving, exploiting and using new energy forms for socio-economic development, while protecting the environment and heading to sustainable development.
The opinions of participants provide a valuable foundation for the Committee to fine tune laws and policies to shift from traditional energy to new energy.”
Danish Ambassador to Vietnam Kim Hojlund Christensen said the Vietnamese government should have long-term strategies and plans in place to realize its goals on renewable energy development.
Kim said, "Vietnam has unique opportunities to realize its green energy transition thank to its abundant renewable energy resources. However, Vietnam is also facing challenges at many different levels. Energy intensity is high. Energy consumption is increasing rapidly. Integration of renewable energy in to the power system can be a challenge. Skills and tools for energy planning must be improved."
"For many years, Vietnam and Denmark have been working closely together in the energy area. It's our ambition to support Vietnam to address the challenges and to achieve a low carbon economy," Kim noted.
Danish and Vietnamese delegates discussed issues relating to policies, renewable energy models, and taxes and incentives for energy transition in both countries.
The Energy Partnership Program (DEPP) is a collaboration between the Danish Energy Agency and the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Under the program, the Danish government has provided Vietnam with US$ 3 million to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by integrating more renewable energy into the power grid and promoting efficient energy use.