Vietnam Electricity refrained from buying electricity from China last month following a surge in domestic output.
Vietnam may import electricity from Laos to minimize the risks from relying on Chinese imports and to offset supply shortages caused by cutting off power sources which pollute the environment.
The Vietnamese renewable power sector, especially solar power, is becoming more attractive in foreign investors’ eyes due to the increasing demand for renewable energy in the country.
A Danish-funded solar energy project was inaugurated in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on May 21, providing power to two local waterworks and contributing to ensuring a sustainable clean water supply to 4,200 households in seven communes.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on May 11 chaired a meeting with ministries and departments to discuss possible incentives for solar-powered projects.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam government has big plans to more than double its renewable energy usage and transition to a sustainable energy future, reports German magazine for climate and energy transition klimretter.info.
Vietnam will promote development of renewable energy resources, aiming to increase the proportion of power produced from these sources in the national electricity structure.
The Shinsung Group from the Republic of Korea (RoK) kicked off two solar power projects worth a total of nearly VND2.4 trillion (US$about 110 million) in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on December 11.
As traditional sources of energy like coal and petroleum are quickly becoming exhausted, resulting in high prices and unstable supply, Vietnam is seeking renewable resources and turning to solar power.
(VOV) - The PSL group from the US will invest in a number of projects in Thua Thien-Hue province, according to a memorandum of understanding that the group signed with the provincial People’s Committee on October 27.
SolarPark Korea Company has announced its plan to build a US$650 million solar power plant in the central province of Ha Tinh.
Solar power and vehicle emission standards will be part of highlighted measures in coping with climate change in 2016, according to a newly passed policy framework under the Support Programme on Response to Climate Change (SP-RCC).
(VOV) - A ground breaking ceremony was held August 29 for a US$37 million solar power generating station in the central province of Quang Ngai that officials say will play an important role in meeting the nation’s power needs in the future.
Foreign investors are showing interest in Vietnam’s infantile solar power sector, although a lack of state support mechanisms may hinder progress.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on July 26 for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every US home within a decade after she takes office.
Intel Vietnam has been selected for the Secretary of State’s prestigious 2012 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), according to the US embassy in Hanoi.
Vietnam will rely on the latest technological advances to ensure that its first nuclear power plant meets the highest possible safety standards, said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien.
Three Vietnamese students have been awarded first prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2012 in the field of biology.