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Renewable energy high priority for Mekong region: scientists

Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam must work closer together to make the shift to using more renewable energy. This a vital step in attaining the region’s as well as each country’s sustainable development, said Prof. Đặng Nguyên Anh, Vice President of the Việt Nam Academy ...

Thailand’s Energy Review Delays Launch of Controversial Mekong Dam

A major energy review by Thailand has delayed the launch of a controversial dam on the Mekong. This could lead to further questions about future hydropower projects along the river. The Chinese-backed Pak Beng dam in Laos was supposed to be the third dam under construction ...

Can hydropower be classified as clean energy?

Hydropower in Mekong river might not be climate friendly, says study, seen as significant for India which is considering classifying large hydropower projects as renewable energy projects. Keep reading ...

Mayank Aggarwal

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Of Hydropower In Mekong River Basin Can Exceed Fossil Fuel Energy Sources

Hydropower is commonly considered as a clean energy source to fuel Southeast Asian economic growth. However, a recent study published in Environmental Research Letters finds that hydropower in the Mekong River Basin, largest river in Southeast Asia, might not always be climate friendly. Keep reading ...

Eurasia Review Reporter

UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams

In the Pacific Northwest, the conversation about hydroelectric dams is complicated: Dams hamper the natural migration of salmon, yet they are an important source of cheap, renewable energy for the region.[]In Southeast Asia, the Mekong River and its tributaries support what is likely the largest ...

Michelle Ma

Searching for sustainable energy in the Mekong

Southeast Asian governments are starting to wake up to the vast potential of solar energy, under pressure from civil society groups that insist it is time to get on board with a global revolution in renewable energy.[]This global change has lessons for Southeast Asia, especially ...

Tom Fawthrop

Workshop focuses on cross-border cooperation for energy

Policymakers from the Greater-Mekong Subregion (GMS) met their Korean counterparts in Seoul to discuss ways to cooperate in the energy sector amid the increasing need for a stable supply.Keep reading ...

Rachel Lee

Renewable Energy in the Greater Mekong Subregion: A Status Report

The Greater Mekong Subregion has significant potential to develop renewal energy, but it also faces major challenges. Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam—all members of the Greater Mekong Subregion—are seeking to expand the use of renewable energy.Keep reading   ...

Greater Mekong Subregion Secretariat

Coal imports reduce in 7 months y-o-y

Việt Nam imported 7.9 million tonnes of coal worth US$810 million in the first seven months of the year. The imports represented a 5.1 per cent decrease in terms of quantity and a 49.2 per cent increase in term of value compared the same period last ...

Vietnam News Staff

Việt Nam announces crude oil reserves plan

Việt Nam must reach crude oil stock levels that are equal to no less than 90 days of net imports following International Energy Agency (IEA)’s criteria by the year 2020.Keep reading ...

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