Electricity production

Renewable energy production

Vietnam to purchase wind power from Laos: EVN

EVN urged the MoIT to review and submit to the Prime Minister the proposal to import electricity from the Trong Son Wind Power Plant, including additional planning for transmission lines. The purchase price for electricity from this project is 6.95 cents/kWh, equivalent to about VND1,700/kWh. The ...

Viet Nam News / Asia News Network

Vietnamese, Norwegian enterprises envisage a future of clean energy​

HCM City (VNA) – An energy transition seminar on Norwegian-Vietnamese business partnerships opened in Ho Chi Minh on September 13, hosted by the Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam in collaboration with the Oil, Gas and Coal Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT). According to experts, the participation and collaboration of the ...

VNA

Renewable energy in South-east Asia, including Laos, to deliver US$100bil in revenues

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/Asia News Network): Renewable energy generation in South-east Asia, including Laos, can generate US$90 billion to US$100 billion in sustainable revenues by 2030, according to a new report. The report, “Renewable Energy Manufacturing: Opportunities for Southeast Asia”, was published by the Asian Development Bank ...

Vientiane Times/Asia News Network

Vietnam set to become Southeast Asia renewable energy leader: Conference

HANOI— With its abundant resources and soaring demand for clean energy, Việt Nam is poised to become a regional leader in renewable energy, a conference organised by Forbes Vietnam heard last Friday. Hà Đăng Sơn, deputy director of the Việt Nam Low Emission Energy Programme II ...

Viet Nam News

Bangkok’s ‘Hazibition’ points finger at corporations for toxic haze in lower Mekong

Thailand’s clean air campaigners are staging an exhibition in Bangkok to show how industrial-scale maize cultivation to produce animal feed is partly responsible for the toxic annual smog in the lower Mekong region.  “Hazibition,” an exhibition on haze pollution by environment group Greenpeace, started Tuesday at ...

Subel Rai Bhandari for RFA

Finding opportunity in Asia’s net-zero transition

The Asia-Pacific region is witnessing a surge in climate action, with nearly all countries in the region committing to achieving net-zero emissions, albeit with varying timeframes and specifics for implementation. One of the primary driving forces behind this growing momentum for climate action is the economic benefits it ...

Muyi Yang

Vietnam gets foreign financial backing for decarbonization effort

Three financial institutions in Japan, the United States and Australia have announced that they will support Vietnam’s decarbonization effort. The institutions, backed by the governments of the countries mentioned above, would help Vietnam transition into liquefied natural gas plants and step up renewable energy utilization and ...

The Saigon Times

U.S. Vice President Harris announces $20 million new clean energy funding for Mekong region

U.S Vice President Kamala Harris announced $20 million in new funding for clean energy projects in the Mekong region, during the last day of her tour of Thailand on Sunday following a regional summit. She spoke to civil society and business leaders in Bangkok after the ...

Poppy Mcpherson

Vietnam struggles to break one of world's biggest coal addictions

Despite Vietnam’s solar boom and ambitious climate targets, the fast-growing economy is struggling to quit dirty energy – leaving one of the world’s biggest coal power programmes largely intact. During the COP26 climate summit last year, the government boldly promised to end the construction of new ...

AFP/fh

The cost of Laos’ quest to be Southeast Asia’s ‘battery’, and the World Heritage town at risk

With electricity exports to Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia and even Singapore, Laos has arguably realised its ambition to be the battery of Southeast Asia. The bulk of these exports are from hydropower. Nearly 80 dams dot the landlocked country, and more along the Mekong River are in ...

Lee Li Wan

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